The Enchanted Hacienda (Hardcover)
Enchantment reigns in this beautiful story of the magic of love. A celebration of sisterhood, the wisdom of women, the magic of flowers all woven through a romance with characters complex and lovely. Not only is Harlow Estrada the only one of all the women in her family who was not named for a flower, but she is also without magic. Losing her job and boyfriend all in one day sends her from New York back to her family home in Mexico, Hacienda Estrada where she hopes to heal and begin writing the novel she has always yearned to write. A chance meeting with a man Harlow cannot stop thinking about and time alone at the Hacienda with their flowers and magic leads Harlow down a path where the sources of enchantment aren’t always so clear and Harlow’s own powers blossom unexpectedly. If you love Arsenic and Adobo, you’ll love this!— Linda
"This summer's sweetest confection is J.C. Cervantes's The Enchanted Hacienda. This book is like dipping your brain into a jar of serotonin." --New York Times Book Review
"This is a contemporary coming-of-age story, with a sprinkling of magic, that's one of my most anticipated reads of the year." --Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author, in Elle Magazine
When Harlow Estrada is abruptly fired from her dream job and her boyfriend proves to be a jerk, her world turns upside down. She flees New York City to the one place she can always call home--the enchanted Hacienda Estrada.
The Estrada family farm in Mexico houses an abundance of charmed flowers cultivated by Harlow's mother, sisters, aunt, and cousins. By harnessing the magic in these flowers, they can heal hearts, erase memories, interpret dreams--but not Harlow. So when her mother and aunt give her a special task involving the family's magic, she panics. How can she rise to the occasion when she is magicless? But maybe it's not magic she's missing, but belief in herself. When she finally embraces her unique gifts and opens her heart to a handsome stranger, she discovers she's far more powerful than she imagined.
With unforeseen twists, romance, and a heavy sprinkle of magic, The Enchanted Hacienda is a captivating coming-of-age debut exploring identity, unconditional family love, and uncovering the magic within us all.