Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Hacienda

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Isabel Canas
Expected publication date: May 10, 2022
Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches...

In the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz’s father is executed and her home destroyed. When handsome Don Rodolfo Solórzano proposes, Beatriz ignores the rumors surrounding his first wife’s sudden demise, choosing instead to seize the security his estate in the countryside provides. She will have her own home again, no matter the cost.

But Hacienda San Isidro is not the sanctuary she imagined.

When Rodolfo returns to work in the capital, visions and voices invade Beatriz’s sleep. The weight of invisible eyes follows her every move. Rodolfo’s sister, Juana, scoffs at Beatriz’s fears—but why does she refuse to enter the house at night? Why does the cook burn copal incense at the edge of the kitchen and mark its doorway with strange symbols? What really happened to the first Doña Solórzano?

Beatriz only knows two things for certain: Something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her.

Desperate for help, she clings to the young priest, Padre Andrés, as an ally. No ordinary priest, Andrés will have to rely on his skills as a witch to battle the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda.

Far from a refuge, San Isidro may be Beatriz’s doom. - from Goodreads

This blurb grabbed my attention from the beginning with the references to Mexican Gothic and Rebecca - this sounds amazing!

20 comments:

  1. I've seen this book around the blogosphere and I can't get over how amazing it sounds. I really wanna read it!

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  2. Ooh this sounds dark and eerie - I don't usually read these type of books, but it does sound super intriguing so maybe I'll need to give it a try anyway!

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  3. That cover seems like a total throwback to the gothic romance novels of the 60's and 70's.

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  4. I have never read Rebecca, but I have seen several books that were inspired or retellings. Hope it's a good one!

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  5. Mexican Gothic and Rebecca is quite the combination! I hope it’s as fantastic as it sounds!

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  6. That Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca comparison is calling to me too. Sounds wonderful!

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  7. I want to read this too! I liked Rebecca and Mexican Gothic, so I have high hopes.

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  8. I must admit that a Rebecca meets Mexican Gothic mash up sounds really good!

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  9. Both of these references has me intrigued to know more, too! This sounds like a fantastic story. I am going to have to make sure it's on my list! :)

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