A magic garden is tended to by a family of women who can never leave and never love. When a boy appears in the garden with no memory of his past or who he is, they discover secrets of their garden and the power of their family.
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 vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.
The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first 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.
Genre: Fantasy/Magical Realism
Cis girls: Estrella
There is a genderqueer side character.
Sexual and Romantic Orientation:
Estrella is bisexual and biromantic
Estrella is Latinx
Ownvoices: The author is Mexican-American and Queer.