It’s Thursday again, and you know what that means–time to highlight another book from my TBR! I’ll be real with you and say my nails are not Instagram perfect for today’s pic because I’ve just been too busy/exhausted to redo them. Sometimes, life happens.
This week’s book is…
The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations. They know better than to ask why the pantry never seems to run low, or why their matriarch won’t ever leave their home in Four Rivers–not for graduations, weddings, or baptisms. But when Orquídea 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, Orquídea is transformed into a ceiba tree, leaving them with more questions than answers.
Seven years later, her gifts have manifested in different ways for Marimar, Rey, and Rhiannon, granting them unexpected blessings and powers. But soon, a hidden figure begins to tear through their family tree, picking them off one by one as it seeks to destroy Orquídea’s line. Determined to save what’s left of their family and uncover the truth behind their inheritance, her descendants travel to Ecuador–to the place where Orquídea buried her secrets and broken promises and never looked back.Bookshop.org synopsis
Why It’s on my TBR
This book has those magic realism vibes I always say I’m going to incorporate more into my reading life, so when it came around as a Book of the Month, I picked it out. It’s still sitting there waiting for me to feel ready to tackle magic realism, which always challenges my suspension of disbelief a little bit.
I don’t think I’ve seen this one around as much on the bookish internet since it came out, so I’m curious to know if you’ve read this one or put it on your TBR. Let me know!