Books from the Backlog #258

Posted March 23, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 10 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #258The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova
Narrator: Frankie Corzo
Published by Atria Books, Simon and Schuster Audio on September 7, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / General
Length: 10 hours 57 minutes
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
Source: Publisher, Purchased
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Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, a family searches for the truth hidden in their past in this “expertly woven tale of family power, threaded with as much mystery as magic” (V.E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

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.

Alternating between Orquídea’s past and her descendants’ present, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina is a “spellbinding tale, both timeless and fresh, that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. Prepare to fall in love” (Kim Liggett, New York Times bestselling author).

Why did I add The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina to my bookshelf?

I downloaded a copy of this audiobook because I just loved the sound of it. I started listening to it but was really in the mood for something else so I set it aside and haven’t picked it up again. The funny thing is that I liked what I had listened to so I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up again. I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately so hopefully, I can mark this one off of my tbr soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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10 responses to “Books from the Backlog #258

  1. I’ve reminded myself just how much I love magical realism this month by reading books by both Sarah Addison Allen and Alice Hoffman. This looks wonderful and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

  2. I haven’t read this one, but I totally understand mood reading. Sometimes I’m just not in the mood for a book and it’s better if I switch because it’ll impact my rating if I trudge along. Hope you enjoy this one once you pick it up again.

  3. I’ve never heard of this book, but it does indeed look interesting. I know what you mean about not being in the mood to listen to a particular book, and “putting it down”; in fact, sometimes I just am not in the mood to listen and will read a print book instead.