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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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Texreader
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Target had a sale on books yesterday. I bought the tagged book to get ready for #readingamericas2022 #Ecuador @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Hooray! Great book selection! 2w
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ICantImReading
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Mehso-so

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I seem to be in the minority, but this story didn‘t captivate me as much as I had hoped. The large cast of characters, changing timelines, and ambiguity were kind of confusing for me to follow in the audio format. 🎧

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Nessavamusic
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I loved this witchy magical realism tale of a family and the life journey of its matriarch. There could be comparisons to Encanto, but this is much more adult and a very different story. I highly recommend. 5⭐️
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#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash #witchathon #31in31 #Spookathin #bookspinbingo #LittenListen #bodycountbingo #OustandingOctober #Readathon

TheSpineView Excellent 2mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
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Linsy
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My favorite witchy book of the last few years! I LOVED this book!!! 🌙🔮🃏

#witch #scarathlondailyprompts #teamslaughter

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Aimeesue
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I read by theme every summer. This year it was #SummeroftheWitch Listened to this one and the audiobook was excellent.

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Cathyloves2read
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This book was very different! It started out so good, and proceeded to get extremely strange. I get that mystical realism books are meant to be that way. I think I would have liked the story better if it had been a bit more realistic. I did love the parts that took place in the circus, as I love stories about circuses or carnivals. If you like a really bizarre read, this book is for you.

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Anya91
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“Reach inside and hold you close
I won't leave you on your own
Teach me the words I used to know
Yeah, l forgot 'em long ago
I wanna remember
She is me and I am her
So hold the girl
Hold the girl”

#rinasawayama

#lyrics

#meaningfulwords

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cornfedwellread
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Another great Target Book Club find. This novel tells the story of a complicated family infused with magic. I enjoyed seeing the family dynamics unfold between the modern day story and the flashbacks. The story shifted from magical realism to fantasy in the last 1/4 of the story. I preferred the earlier parts of the story where the magic was unexplained, but I still enjoyed the book overall.

booksandsympathy I really enjoyed this book 4mo
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Anya91
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Anya91
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Can‘t believe July is coming to an end 🌹

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AshleyKorinE
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I loved this book! It was unique and magical and the writing was lyrical without being overdone in the purple prose. Magical realism is one of my favorite genres and mixing it together with historical settings that included the circus sets this up to be one of my favorite books of the year! Also the cover is just gorgeous!

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monalyisha
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I think Cordova tried to accomplish a bit too much in just one book. I also “wish” the source of the family‘s magic didn‘t come from quite so far afield…but I still enjoyed this magical tale! Perfect for fans of Encanto, The Night Circus, & The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, with themes of family, secrecy, communication, prejudice, mother-daughter relationships, folklore, domestic abuse, & generational trauma.

monalyisha P.S. We went to a local tulip farm to celebrate an early Mother‘s Day this past weekend. They‘re not quite orchids (as would befit the title) but they‘ll do! 7mo
Bklover Your tulips are gorgeous!🌷🌷🌷 7mo
Kayla.Adriena Omg! They let you pick the tulips? That's my dream! They're beautiful! 7mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This was really well written. It‘s a story about magic and family drama which I really liked. It did get over complicated in parts and it lost my interest a few times. I liked the characters and the plot and the culture behind everything in the book. I wish it hadn‘t jumped around as much as it did, but I did overall enjoy it.

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kera_11
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“I am dying, come collect your inheritance”
this book feels like a YA version of encanto with some darker themes in places. the world is so brilliant, the characters, the magic, the multi-generational story telling is all so well done. I really enjoyed this and was trying to figure out Orquídea‘s past the whole time, but Marimar, Rhi, and Rey were such great characters to focus on as they grow and learn about their grandma postmortem & their magic

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Addison_Reads
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Like reading a grown-up version of Disney's Encanto. 💚

I really enjoyed this one. The magic, the story, and all of the characters were a delight to get lost in for a few hours.

This multi-generational family drama was a fantastic journey and is a great example of why I love magical realism in literature.

BrittanyReads Love Encanto! May have to get my hands on a copy of this ☺️ 9mo
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Gnora
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Another one for the Pantone challenge! This is such a dreamy color and the name even matches this book. 😍

#readingchallange #colors #fantasy

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jenniferajanes
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I reas this book because I saw it recommended for fans of “Encanto.” It was not Encanto, and I didn‘t expect it to be. But it was good in all the right ways. A rare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. #Libby #audiobook

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brittanythebookdragon
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I absolutely loved and adored this book. It was magic and family and suspenseful. Just beautiful.

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Gnora
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It‘s very clear I have a preferred setup. Don‘t knock it if it works! 😂

#cozy

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Gnora
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Work break means it‘s time to start a new book! 😄

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GondorGirl
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My friend is having oral surgery today and I'm her ride... which means a couple hours of reading in the parking lot... if I don't nap in the sunshine instead. 📚☀️

Just_reading Aww, what a great friend you are! ❤️ 10mo
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GondorGirl
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Okay, so, I KNOW I haven't read this before... but I'm getting such strong deja vu over the first scene inside the house. Is there another book that happened in, because I'm starting to second guess whether my own grandmother sprouted roots and grew into the ground... 😳

sprainedbrain 😂 I‘ve never read a book with that scene before, but that is funny! 10mo
Johanna414 That scene didn't necessarily feel familiar to me, but I kept seeing similarities between this and Encanto (which my kids had pretty much on repeat the entire time I read it... 🤣) 10mo
ravenlee It sounds just slightly like One Hundred Years of Solitude. 10mo
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AnansiGirl
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Avoiding adult responsibilities like there was a book mail delivery. 😁

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GondorGirl
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I am going to be using the phrase "anthropomorphized bag of dicks" as an insult from here on out.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂 that sounds like the most creative insult to ever! 10mo
BethM This is epic. 10mo
Branwen This is now my new favorite insult! 🤣😂👍 10mo
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bookishnerd
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I actually hadn't heard a lot about this, but I decided to do the 12 books recommended by 12 friends reading challenge that circulated around and this was one of the picks. And, what a great start. I loved this book! It has been a while since I really read any magic realism and this was a good reminder that I should work it in more often. A really good, character driven story with magic.

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bookish_wookish
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This book was magical in every sense! I did have trouble in the beginning keeping all the characters straight because theres a lot! The story was unlike anything ive read before! So good!

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Brewychock48
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Wow! This book has everything. Family,betrayal,redemption.
I loved it. It is well written,beautiful but sad too.

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bookish_wookish
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This book! It took me awhile to pick it back up from last weekend because you know…life! But….ive been reading it all weekend and im fully invested!

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BookwormAHN
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This book was fantastic. On the day of her death Orquidea gathers her family to her so that she can give them their Inheritance and then she literally transforms into a tree. Seven years later after a few of the family members die questionably Marimar, Rey and Rhiannon start searching for answers to Orquidea's history.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#RoaringWolf #Finally @Roary47 @Littlewolf1
#TheSupernaturalYear #Crowley @AkashaVampie

sprainedbrain Yes, fantastic! ❤️ 10mo
IamIamIam I was on the fence about this after Wayward Witch didn't live up to my extremely high expectations... lol, I'll put it back on the radar! Thanks! 10mo
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Bookgoil Loved this one so much! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
Clwojick I just got my hold on from the library! I‘ll be reading this one soon! ❤️ 10mo
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BookwormAHN
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Thanks for the tag @slategreyskies 😺
1- The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina, so good.
2- cold and windy
3- fuzzy socks, warm blankets and tea
#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

slategreyskies That book sounds really good. Enjoy! :) 11mo
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bookish_wookish
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Braved the cold and took a trip to the library today!

Had 3 holds come in and grabbed some other books too like this one by Zoraida Cordova! 📚

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Johanna414
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Finding my #botm box on the front porch was a much needed bright spot at the end of a very long work week! I was feeling kind of bummed because a yarn order I've been waiting for was delayed by all the snow in Buffalo, so this helps.

Mccall0113 I started magnolia palace today! 11mo
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sprainedbrain
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Loved, loved, loved this one. Yet another book that totally would have been on my #NewYearWhoDis list if I hadn‘t read it after the list was sent.

Full review on my blog: http://sprainedbrain.blog/2021/12/12/review-the-inheritance-of-orquidea-divina-b...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

NicoleCeBallos I loved this one too! 12mo
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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!!! 12mo
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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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Beachbum
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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!! 📚 📚📚📚🖤🖤🖤🧙🏼‍♀️🧛🏼‍♀️🎃 👻 🧟‍♀️ 13mo
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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! 😊❤🐶💜📚 13mo
Leftcoastzen Life is too short to read books that aren‘t speaking to us. 13mo
LeahBergen 👉*boop* to Greta! 13mo
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TrishB Greta is wise 🐶♥️ 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right match!!! 13mo
Soubhiville Greta‘s right. Maybe a walk instead? 13mo
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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. 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
Soubhiville Also, hi girls! Looks like you‘re having a cozy evening 🙂🐶 13mo
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! 13mo
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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.“ ❤❤❤ 13mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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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❤️❤️ 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 14mo
Crazeedi I haven't forgotten you dear Coleen, I received your card, will write soon, sending prayer your way today❤ 13mo
Coleen_Nieto @Crazeedi thank you so much!!! I hope you're well!! 13mo
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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.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Leftcoastzen 😻 14mo
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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 🥰🥰 14mo
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