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The Inheritance of Orqudea Divina
The Inheritance of Orqudea Divina: A Novel | Zoraida Cordova
Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, this is a gorgeously written novel about a family searching for the truth hidden in their past and the power theyve inherited, from the author of the acclaimed and giddily exciting (The New York Times Book Review) Brooklyn Brujas series. The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations. They know better than to ask why the pantry never seems to run low or empty, or why their matriarch wont ever leave their home in Four Riverseven for graduations, weddings, or baptisms. But when Orqudea Divina invites them to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to learn the secrets that she has held onto so tightly their whole lives. Instead, Orqudea is transformed, leaving them with more questions than answers. Seven years later, her gifts have manifested in different ways for Marimar, Rey, and Tatinellys daughter, Rhiannon, granting them unexpected blessings. But soon, a hidden figure begins to tear through their family tree, picking them off one by one as it seeks to destroy Orqudeas line. Determined to save whats left of their family and uncover the truth behind their inheritance, the four descendants travel to Ecuadorto the place where Orqudea buried her secrets and broken promises and never looked backed. Alternating between Orqudeas past and her descendants present, The Inheritance of Orqudea Divina is an enchanting novel about what we knowingly and unknowingly inherit from our ancestors, the ties that bind, and reclaiming your power.
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Laughterhp
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Here is my official December #BookSpin list! I‘m not 100% sure what I‘m going to be in the mood for, so we‘ll see how it goes!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
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Lizwarnerpdx
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Magic & family secrets. But different magic, not wands & spells, but the magic of nature and the stars. This story of Orquieda is told on two timelines as her family tries to unravel her secrets.

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Beachgirl
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I‘m starting a new book I received from Book of the Month. Has anyone read this? The cover caught my attention. Best time to read is here at work on my break… lol #botm #zoraidacordova #theinheritanceoforquideadivina #latinaauthors

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rachelsbrittain
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I read 20 books this month. Not too bad!

Favorites: The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, Vespertine, and The Only Good Indians

Gissy Nice!! 📚 📚📚📚🖤🖤🖤🧙🏼‍♀️🧛🏼‍♀️🎃 👻 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Bailedbailed

Greta says, “Momma, that book isn‘t working for you. You aren‘t well matched like we are. Put it down and try another.”

Thank you, Greta. You are a wise dog.

#doublespin

Librariana Oh, Greta! I'm so sorry this book didn't work out for your momma 😔 but I'm so glad that you are there to gently remind her of two of Ranganathan's five laws of Library Science: every reader his or her book *and* every book its reader. I hope you can help her pick out her next great read! 😊❤🐶💜📚 1mo
Leftcoastzen Life is too short to read books that aren‘t speaking to us. 1mo
LeahBergen 👉*boop* to Greta! 1mo
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TrishB Greta is wise 🐶♥️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right match!!! 1mo
Soubhiville Greta‘s right. Maybe a walk instead? 1mo
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BookBelle84
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I loved the magic and descriptions in this novel. The author created a unique magical world in modern day that was refreshing. I did this as an audiobook which was fine but I think I would have followed it better reading because there are lots of characters and time jumps to keep track of. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Hooked_on_books
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I strongly suspect I‘m heading for a bail on this one. I‘m about 1/3 in and I‘m just not invested. If I do bail, I think I‘ll likely bail on #fantasticstrangelings as well. I think Jenny‘s picks just aren‘t my taste. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Soubhiville I actually canceled my subscription a couple months ago. There were several in a row I didn‘t care for, so I decided to wait for reviews and picking up the books later if they appealed. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Soubhiville Also, hi girls! Looks like you‘re having a cozy evening 🙂🐶 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville I think you made a good choice. My track record with her picks just isn‘t great. I‘m going to see what November is and decide then. And the ladies say hi back! After this afternoon nap, they had a nice walkies and Bindi got to run! 1mo
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Linsy
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This book was so magical!!! It gave me Practical Magic and Stardust vibes in places with a strong dose of The Book of Speculation -- but is really its own thing! Cannot recommend highly enough if you're looking for something magical with strong story and lore but don't want to start a new series. 🔮🌿

#supernatural #scarathlon #teamslaughter #fantasticstrangelings #wickedathon

Linsy Jenny Lawson put it perfectly: “Like an Ecuadorian Grimm fairy tale that takes place in modern times and also has a fair amount of cursing and booze and ghosts and should be read at midnight around a camp fire.“ ❤❤❤ 1mo
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1. I don't! I used to subscribe to book of the month but I got behind on reading and so I stopped it.
2. Lately tik tok! I have to set a timer so I'm not on there dke hours.
3. Today I am grateful for litsy, my pets, my family, my health, just everything.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Lovely post! Gratitude is powerful❤️❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
Crazeedi I haven't forgotten you dear Coleen, I received your card, will write soon, sending prayer your way today❤ 2mo
Coleen_Nieto @Crazeedi thank you so much!!! I hope you're well!! 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I enjoyed this. I love magical realism, I wish it had been a bit denser, but the weaving of the family stories was well done and it was a quick read that kept my attention. I might need to read it again, as I kept getting confused on the characters, which is my fault not the authors.

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Jolynne
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What a pleasant family tale with plenty of magic and mystery.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Orquídea Divina has lived a life her grandchildren and family don‘t know anything about until she invited them to her funeral and to collect their inheritance.

I loved this magical realism story. The writing and characters were amazing and I loved how intricate the author was in weaving stories inside this story. The story kind of reminded me of Stardust but completely it‘s own at the same time. Probably be rereading this book a lot.
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Leftcoastzen 😻 2mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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Bookspin! I'm finally back, it's been about 6 months since I've been able to participate.

I like vegetables in general. Carrots, corn, broccoli, asparagus, potatoes...

I'm grateful for my health.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥰🥰 2mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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Sunday night! Have a great week!

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rachelsbrittain
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An incredible generational magical realism novel spanning from Ecuador and the United States. The descendants of Orquídea Divina search for answers about the magical gifts they've inherited from their grandmother and the shadowy presence stalking them. Beautiful and enchanting.

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MidnightBookGirl
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Catching up on #LittensDressedInBlood reviews.

Loved this weird, magical book! You know that feeling when you start reading a book that you just know will become part of your literary landscape? That it's a book that will linger with you, that you'll want to reread over and over? This book gave me all of that.

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MsRadioSilence
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I loved this book! If I have one bad thing to say, it‘s that the ending felt a little rushed, but otherwise it was so good! I loved the way the Montoyas just accepted magic, and the voice of the narrator was very amusing. The ending was a little predictable, and I wish we‘d spent more time at the circus, but I really enjoyed this book.

#witches #magic

MidnightBookGirl I read this one recently too! I ended up listening to it on audio, and just adored it. 2mo
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Avanders
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Time for a quick book recap…
Tagged: slow and rich, with a worthy payoff.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wine & Punishment: a cozy mystery set in a literary pub built into an old stone mill building … what‘s not to enjoy?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Westaway: not shocking, not groundbreaking, but a great, chilly, atmospheric fall read that still had a little surprise or two in store for me.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Brutal: it was brutal. And a bit heartbreaking. 🥲
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Avanders Whoops! I was also going to say.. I forgot to take any pics, but #bws #basicwitchswap and #hhs #hauntedhollowswap have been shipped!! @mklong @wanderinglynn @sprainedbrain 🖤🧡💜💚👻🎃🧙🏽‍♀️ 2mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 2mo
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booksandsympathy
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*I was sent a copy by netgally in exchange for an honest review. *
This is a beautiful book full of magic & family in the vein of Alice Hoffman. It would be a perfect book to read on a cloudy, windy autumn day, curled up under a blanket, drinking a hot beverage of your choice. To see my full review, please visit my blog:
celticbdance.wixsite.com/booksandsympathy/post/the-inheritance-of-orquídea-divina-by-zoraida-córdova
#netgally

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ErraticElle
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A magically-tinged, creepy story that includes family secrets, a curse, a circus, & some portal magic. The dual narrative came together really well & slowly but mysteriously unraveled the story. The magical realism is fun & intriguing with beautiful atmosphere. Fun & unique characters with some great character arcs. There is a LOT going on & it can sometimes get a little confusing, but just enjoy the ride. I enjoyed this from start to finish.

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Reynosa8701
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Went on a dry spell with #BOTM but came back with three choices!

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UnabridgedPod
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Thanks to #partner @netgalley and @atriabooks for the digital ARC of Zoraida Córdova's The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina in exchange for an honest review. The book is now available for purchase!⠀

This beautiful novel begins with a letter. Orquídea Montoya is dying, so she calls her relatives to her home in Four Rivers to claim their inheritance. She‘s lost touch with most of them, driven them away with her secret keeping and stubbornness. ⬇

UnabridgedPod Still, each has been marked in some way by their relationship.

Orquídea‘s home is fueled by magic, a magic she brought with her when she moved to Four Rivers from Ecuador decades ago. And then she never left. When her family—and especially her grandchildren Marimar, Rey, and Tatinelly—arrive, they find that Orquídea is becoming a tree, transforming as she sits, helpless in the center of her home.

Head over to unabridgedpod.com for my full review
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TheBookStacker
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I have heard wonderful things so I added this onto my box for this months #botm

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MsRadioSilence
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Went to hang out with a friend from college today and we both bought this book for a #buddyread. I‘m very excited to dive in!

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rachelm
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This is an #alc from LibroFM this month and I just started it today. Love the kind of witchy vibes so far.

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 242.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Branwen
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Got my first apple cider slushie at the farmer's market today! 😋 It's officially Fall! 😃🍎🍏🍁

Gnora Apple Cider > Pumpkin Spice. I will not be taking questions. 😂 3mo
Branwen @Gnora I love them both, but I do love apple cider just a bit more! 😁🍎🍏 3mo
Gnora @Branwen Same here! They are both delicious, but if I had to pick one it would be apple cider all the way. I feel like it gets overlooked in favor of pumpkin spice. 3mo
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Branwen
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Starting this one today! 😍 Already getting major Practical Magic vibes and I'm loving it!

I have so many people ask me (not you littens, because I KNOW you understand) why I read so much. And there are many many answers to that, but one of them is that you just absolutely cannot beat that special and wholly unique feeling when starting a new book! It's just...pure bliss! It fills my heart with joy every time and never gets old! 📚💕

Ruthiella Absolutely true! There‘s nothing like cracking open a new book and reading the first page. 📚❤️ 3mo
ravenlee Also, books don‘t ask annoying questions like that. They rarely question my life choices, and they only sometimes judge me. 3mo
Suet624 Amen! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books I think “why do you read so much” is a very silly question. The better question for those folks would be, why don‘t they read more? 3mo
Branwen @Ruthiella EXACTLY SO! 😋💕📚 @Suet624 😁📚💕 @ravenlee I agree! They are the best sort of friends! 😍 @hoiked 3mo
Branwen @Hooked_on_books Right?! It's such an annoying and frustrating question! 😒 I've just recently had a patron come into the library and as I was helping her asked me how many books I have read so far this year, and when I told her the number she then followed up with 'but why'? 😒😒😒 how are you going to be throwing shade on me for reading books when I'm a librarian working in a library!? 🤣😂 3mo
Suet624 @Branwen it‘s amazing how often people speak without thinking (myself included) 😄 3mo
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wideeyedreader
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This is such a beautiful and enchanting book! I very much recommend

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sebrittainclark
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My July and August bookspins haven't gone so well, so for September I've made a list of books I'm super excited to read, regardless of where they are on my priority list.

The last three are the books I'm currently reading, so I might have to swap at least one of those out.

#bookspin #doublebookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover 💗📚🙌🏻 3mo
WJCintron 👍I have Incendiary by her. I haven't read it yet. Let me know if that one is good, or if you already read Incendiary, 😃 3mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
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KatieDid927
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I loved it! A little bit Gods of Jade and Shadow, a little bit Night Circus, a little bit Alice Hoffman… but still ultimately a story with characters and magic completely it‘s own. #BotM

Amandajoy Any time a Night Circus comp is given I‘m intrigued. 3mo
KatieDid927 @Amandajoy There‘s a mythical magical circus element that I enjoyed. Also made me think a little of HBO‘s Carnivàle too. 3mo
wanderinglynn I enjoyed Incendiary. So I‘m intrigued to read this one. 3mo
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn I‘m not familiar with her other work, I‘ll have to check that one out! 3mo
wanderinglynn It‘s a duology. Book 2 is Illusionary. I haven‘t read it yet. 3mo
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Valink
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I‘m squeezing in some reading time before getting my day started. I picked this from #BOTM this month mainly because I needed a different genre to complete the BOTM challenge, but I‘m a few pages in & I think I‘m really going to enjoy spending time with this family.

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kimmypete1
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A little slow at times, but I loved the ending.

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rachelsbrittain
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My recommendations for some upcoming fall books you should go ahead and put on hold at your local library ASAP

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sebrittainclark
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#bookspin The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova

#doublebookspin No Gods, No Monsters by Caldwell Turnbull

And last months bookspin Well Met by Jen DeLuca

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I didn‘t know she had a new book out! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 4mo
sebrittainclark @Clare-Dragonfly I got an ARC from Netgalley, but I believe it's being published in September. 4mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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My boxes are here! #botm August 2021

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magyklyXdelish
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My picks for #BOTM

Really excited and man that cover is gorgeous 😍

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#BOTM picks

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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#BOTM

My August BOTM pick. No add-ons this month. Going to NYC in a couple weeks and intending on buying many books there. Strand, here I come.

Branwen I got this one too! Plus...some add ons! 😁 This one looks amazing! 4mo
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Traci1
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My #botm picks for August. What are you all getting?

GondorGirl Once There Were Wolves! I have an ARC of the Cordova book and it looks really good... 4mo
Traci1 @GondorGirl I'm really excited for both of those. 4mo
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PatriciaU
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Heard the author talk about this book on a call this afternoon and am totally obsessed! And just LOOK at this cover!

CarolynM 👋 Nice to see you 4mo
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IheartYA
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4 stard. The writing style is gorgeously stunning, and the story is so original, fresh and magical that it will whisk you away to a unique world. It's rare to find a book that you can just keep reading, not worried about the time. The only quality that bugged me was my biggest pet peeve- too much description. Overall, I'm very impressed with this author and excited to read her other work. Thank you to #NetGalley for offering this book.

GondorGirl I loved Cordova's contemporary fantasy series, so I'll definitely be checking this one out! 4mo
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akaGingerK
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“It‘s in our bones, our blood. More than that, it‘s in the questions we need answered. The secrets, traumas, and legacies that we don‘t know we‘ve inherited, even if we don‘t want them.”
Family, finding your place in the world - and a LOT of magic. #ARC