Secrets of Worry Dolls
According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the Worry Dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you—therefore, it follows that Worry Dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets . . .
On the eve of the end of the world—according to the Mayan calendar—Mari Guarez Roselli’s secrets are being unraveled by her daughter, Lu.
Lu’s worry dolls are at-capacity as she tries to outrun the ghosts from her past—including loved ones stolen on 9/11—by traveling through her mother’s homeland of Guatemala, to discover the painful reasons behind her own dysfunctional childhood, and why she must trust in the magic of the legend.
Set in the past, and present, Lemongrass Hope is a captivating and unpredictable love story, with a dose of magical realism and time travel. It's a tale that invites you to suspend disbelief—or perhaps decide to believe once and for all—in the potent power of love and connection over time and choice.
Oh, and the dress. There’s this lemongrass dress . . .
- “Those looking for magical realism won't have far to go, as Amy Impellizzeri's Lemongrass Hope is already earning a spot on many to-read lists.”
— Library Journal, October 15 Issue
“A layered, bittersweet romance that questions consequences and explores second chances.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Time itself is a villain in this unusual tale, yet the possibility of a dream come true remains on the horizon. Realistic portrayals mingle with strange phenomena in this heady mix of contemporary romance and psychic twilight.” — ForeWord Reviews, Fall 2014 Issue