By Judith Ryan Hendricks
The youth of twenty-five-year-old, Avery James has been a chain of disappointments. on the establishment the place her mom deserted her, and later in foster houses, she develops the difficult shell that might shield her from taking good care of those that consistently appear to disappear simply whilst she starts off to want they'd remain. After a stab at school in Albuquerque, she leads to Santa Fe, operating for a wise caterer. At a celebration in the house of a filthy rich paintings broker, she stumbles upon the portrait of a girl who's the replicate photo of herself, down to her so much distinguishing characteristic - her different-coloured eyes. Avery has chanced on her mom, Isabel Colinas, an artist who died 8 years past in a sad twist of fate. trying to find Isabel - in her paintings, within the tales of associates, competitors and fans, in Isabel's personal magazine, and what is left of Querencia, the previous miner's cabin that used to be her haven - Avery is drawn into complicated relationships with the folks who knew her mom. And the unforeseen reappearance of the boy Avery enjoyed at school extra complicates issues. As she explores her mother's inventive background, her grandmother's talents as a curandera or healer, and her personal expertise for cooking, Avery unearths that her discoveries approximately Isabel demonstrate not just the secrets and techniques of the previous, however the form of her personal destiny.