The Unfastened Heart

The Unfastened Heart

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Anna de la Senda is a woman whose very name is a legacy of love; her daughter, Mariela, grows up to embody all its beauty and tenderness. Their home is an oasis of nature in the midst of a small town in California. Seemingly without walls, it's a place where wild birds and flowering trees and even the elements are welcome inside.Anna possesses an extraordinary empathy that draws to her a marvelous collection of lovelorn souls. Around her revolves a circle of five wondrously created women, all joined together to transcend their hearts' aching and play matchmaker between Anna and a lonely widower. Their meddling takes Anna's life in a direction she could never have imagined, one filled with magic and uncertainty.While Anna is rediscovering passion, Mariela is encountering it for the first time. She spends the languorous summer evenings in the orange groves with her lover, where the scents of ripeness and desire pervade her very breath. In her vulnerability and yearning, she is transformed into a being of unearthly beauty, carrying a luminous aura with her wherever she goes. Anna wishes to protect Mariela from all worldly disappointments, but she cannot. The cadence of their daily lives is interrupted by loss, ungovernable and haunting, as Anna finds herself torn between the man who wants her badly and the daughter who needs her more.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 147.32 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525938907
  • 9780525938903

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