DeBlassie knows just how to get you hooked from the first few sentences. It kept me engaged the whole time. I read it all in one sitting and by sitting I mean a 5 hour car ride haha. I knew of the folklore of la llarona as the weeping woman but she really incorporated the story of Mercy and Santos and Miguel beautifully. I enjoyed the pain, heartache and the happiness with all the ups and downs. I loved the writing style and how easy to read it was.
I am sure it was tough for Mercy to lose her best friend but have Sherry within reach and she would leave Sherry little gifts. Mercy did it for so long she forgot why she started to do it in the first place. Mercy didnt know what real kindness was until Santos came and bought the farm next to her. That is when her view on life changed.