categories: YA, Fiction
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 then, after generations of vanishing, a strange boy appears in the gardens -- a boy neither Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, nor her family know anything about.
The Nomeolvides grandmother's treat him like a lost son. The Nomeolvides mother's hope he's a sign that their vanished lovers might reappear. Estrella's cousins worry his presence is a warning that none of them yet understands. But however much of the boy is an enigma to them, he's even more of a mystery to himself; all he knows about who he is or where he came from is the first three letters of his name. As Estrella tries to help Fel 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.