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   Luna: The Misadventures and Misgivings of a Temperamental Curandera, by Dee Dee Peachey  
 
  Novel, first publication in 2009
 
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    Buy Luna: The Misadventures and Misgivings of a Temperamental Curandera by Dee Dee Peachey
     
     
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      "Luna" is a fun, quirky, adventurous tale about a young Curandera, served up Tex-Mex style and spiced with Magic Realism. Set in a timeless village in Texas, Luna's birth was predicted to bring great happiness and great sadness. Born of generations of Curanderas, Luna was especially Blessed with healing gifts selected by Our Heavenly Father, God Almighty, Himself. She starts out a bit precocious and overindulged, while developing wonderous and magical powers to help her friends and neighbors. But when she decides to help herself in a foolish and selfish blasphemous act, the results are not what she expects. Luna finds out that all prayers are heard, and sooner or later, they are answered. In the end, Luna discovers the meaning of true love, and that a Curandera has no place in the modern world. But not before run-ins with her family, friends, neighbors, untamed horses, a chupacabra, vengeful fires, ghosts, an unlikely angel, famous handmade chocolates, a horde of winged demons, and a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe with a blurred photo stuffed inside.

     
     
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  • Angels - Archangels - Guardian Angels - Dark Angels
  • Magic - Magicians - Sorcerers - Witches - Wizards
  • Texas
  • U.S.A.

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