Free read ò Child of a Rainless Year 105

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Child of a Rainless YearExico Mira discovers that the house is a faded thing looked after by the charismatic Domingo Navidad But when Mira dreams of her childhood home it is a riot of color and she and Domingo soon set to work to bring her dreams to life Color brings than just an old house back to life The bright paint Mira applies to wood and plaster see. I was intrigued from the very beginning It is not a fast read instead you really follow Mira's investigations wondering and guessing along with her It appears almost like a ghost story at first classic haunted house Silent women ghosting around the house A secretive and intimidating mother who suddenly disappeared Mysterious trustees Mira does not know and who hold everything secret It is not a ghost story though and this is what makes this book so uniue Folklore myths and esoteric practices intertwine into some very original magic

Jane Lindskold × 5 Free read

Art teacher Mira Fenn's life was curiously lacking in color until the day she learned of a mysterious inheritance from her birthmother a long abandoned house in New Mexico Dim childhood memories begin to brighten in Mira's mind her colorfully exotic mother the curiously silent women who were her mother's servants Returning to New M. Why I Chose This BookI was at the library with two kids who were getting restlessexcited about the Magic School bus and I couldn’t stray too far away from the children’s section That put me in front of the rotating wire baskets of sci fi paperbacks I grabbed a fat one with a pretty cover and an interesting title and an intriguing back cover descriptionNutshell Review of the BookPretty cover interesting title intriguing premise Poor pacing lots of info dumping and a second half that completely fizzlesDetailed Review of the BookHere are some words I never want to see in a book againliminal spacemandalascryingfalse bottomed drawerteleidoscopeThis book had a lot going for it There is a sadly too rare middle aged female protagonist in a book that is not a love story a beautiful New Mexico setting two main characters who are working artists a household full of ghost servants a mysterious family legacy and an unsolved decades old disappearance For a long time all these things hold together and a huge portion of the middle of the book is very much a page turner–thanks to the plot There’s this house in New Mexico you see that Mira Fenn the protagonist lived in as a child but has not been back to for forty years The house is amazing and probably the most well developed character of the few who really get well screen time Mira is described than once as an artist but you never really believe it Domingo Navidad is a far believable artist and actually a realistically drawn character but he’s really just filling the role of Mystical Negro although he is Mexican American Aunt May we interact with mostly when Mira is reading Aunt May’s journals and she’s clearly the the voice of the author I tend not to mind journals as a plot device to provide the protagonist with information that is otherwise unavailable but these journals did not feel like journals and they were full of too many little asides about how unfair and sexist life is in the 1960s Mikey Hart is just a walking Scooby Doo Ending–he shows up explains everything and ta da Story’s overIt takes an inordinately long amount of time to get to good part of the story it starts when Mira is a small child and kills time until she’s nine and the disappearance happens and then kills time until she’s 21 and inherits some property that she forgets about and then kills time until she’s 50 and then kills time until she decides to go to the house in New Mexico and THEN you’re hooked There are some parts where you just flip through pages two at a time a particularly long example is when Domingo and Mira are on a hike and he is explaining all the mystical history of every single local attraction via lecture; it’s supposed to be foreshadowing but whatever but there are also some parts where you get to chat with the fabulous Pablita Angel and so the book really builds in tension and you really really can’t wait to find out Then after Mira marinates some chicken and makes a pasta salad with vegetables from the garden that Domingo has been tending for all these years and invites Mikey Hart to dinner so he can spend the rest of the book jamming information down the reader’s throat And there’s a lot of rest of the book leftI almost didn’t finish but I flipped through until I learned what happened It was a really cool resolution to the story The whole plot was really cool It was a great premise through and through Despite my ramblings to the contrary I didn’t hate the book Plus lots of people love it Chances are very high that I’d look for another book by this author But holy crap the main character better have a different wardrobe Even ankle length denim skirts would be an improvement

Summary Child of a Rainless Year

Free read ò Child of a Rainless Year 105 ☆ Art teacher Mira Fenn's life was curiously lacking in color until the day she learned of a mysterious inheritance from her birthmother a long abandoned house in New Mexico Dim childhood memories begin to brighten in Mira's mind her colorfully exotic mother the curiously silent women who were her mMs to reach into her soul to awaken powers trapped in a decades long slumber The silent women reappear carrying with them a great secret Convinced her mother is still alive Mira searches for her journeying through a sea of light and color to a time and place far from her own Who and what she finds there will alter her world forever. I actually read this book 5 years ago and I still think of it from time to time which isn't something I can say about most books I've read There is something about it that lingers with you