Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: If they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But a strange boy appears in the gardens, a boy neither Estrella, the girl who finds him, nor her family know anything about.
The Nomeolvides grandmothers treat him like a lost son. The Nomeolvides mothers hope he’s a sign that their vanished loves might reappear. Estrella’s cousins worry his presence is a warning none of them yet understand. But however much the boy is an enigma to them, he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing about who he is or where he came. As Estrella tries to help him piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.