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the enchanted hacienda

When there’s magic all around you, the possibilities are endless…

When Harlow Estrada is abruptly fired from her dream job and her boyfriend proves to be a jerk, her world turns upside down. She flees New York City to the one place she can always call home—the enchanted Hacienda Estrada.

The Estrada family farm in Mexico houses an abundance of charmed flowers cultivated by Harlow’s mother, sisters, aunt, and cousins. By harnessing the magic in these flowers, they can heal hearts, erase memories, interpret dreams—but not Harlow. So when her mother and aunt give her a special task involving the family’s magic, she panics. How can she rise to the occasion when she is magicless? But maybe it’s not magic she’s missing, but belief in herself. When she finally embraces her unique gifts and opens her heart to a handsome stranger, she discovers she’s far more powerful than she imagined.

With unforeseen twists, romance, and a heavy sprinkle of magic, The Enchanted Hacienda is a captivating coming-of-age debut exploring identity, unconditional family love, and uncovering the magic within us all.​


Praise for The Enchanted Hacienda


If you’re looking for a spellbinding novel that feels like a warm hug, look no further.”
– Apple Books, Best Books of May

The Enchanted Hacienda is a spellbinding tale of magic, family, and romance. ”

This book is like dipping your brain into a jar of serotonin. It’s hilarious at the start, heartbreaking toward the end, and full of places you want to dive into and never leave.”
New York Times

The Estrada women will bewitch your heart and make you believe in magic again. A sweeping journey from the flower fields of Mexico to the cobblestones of Montreal, The Enchanted Hacienda’s most adventurous tale is the one you’ll have with yourself. A beautiful reminder to be kind to ourselves as we await our time to bloom.”
– Carolyn Huynh, author of GMA Pick The Fortunes of Jaded Women

A radiant tale that satisfies the heart along with the part of us—big or small—that believes in magic. This story had me rooting for love in all its forms. I was easily charmed by the Estrada family and their dreamy hacienda filled with a rich history and woman-powered soul, a wondrous backdrop for blooming romance. This bewitching page turner is both a beauty and a delightful treat.”
– Diane Marie Brown, author of Black Candle Women

The warmth and humor of The Enchanted Haciendaimmediately cast a spell over me. A novel full of heart and family, The Enchanted Hacienda crafts a charming story of family, love, legacy, and self-discovery. If I could have moved in with Harlow and the entire Estrada clan, I would have done so without hesitation. Exhibiting the rarest of alchemies, The Enchanted Hacienda is a delightful, funny, and uplifting novel with the perfect amount of heat.”
– Katy Hays, New York Times bestselling author of The Cloisters

Cervantes has created a charming world, the kind of place that anyone would want to spend time…An enchantingly comfortable romantic dramedy.”
– Kirkus

Cervantes’ adult debut is a sensual tale of a young woman discovering herself, finding her passion, and falling in love. Lush descriptions abound, and the sweeping love story draws readers in.”
– Booklist

A promising adult fiction debut. The narrative strikes a balance of calls to follow one’s instincts and to understand tendencies to self-sabotage while on the road to self-discovery. Emphasizing the importance of informed decision-making, even when it comes to magic, makes the world feel contemporary and complex.
– Library Journal

From the intricate and aesthetic magic system to the blossoming of true love, J.C. Cervantes’s The Enchanted Hacienda ignites a magical spark in our souls, one that makes it impossible to put the book down.”
-The Honey Pop

Come for the story and stay for Frankie Corzo’s captivating narration.”
-Audible, Editor’s Select: May 2023

THE ENCHANTED HACIENDA is a delightful, emotionally charged tale of a young woman realizing that maybe her lack of magic isn’t the end of the world, that she does have something to offer, that family is everything, and love can come out of nowhere, magic or not. Readers will be enchanted with the magic, and will want to live in THE ENCHANTED HACIENDA.”
Romance Reviews Today

From the intricate and aesthetic magic system to the blossoming of true love, J.C. Cervantes’s The Enchanted Hacienda ignites a magical spark in our souls, one that makes it impossible to put the book down.”
The Honey Pop

A contemporary coming-of-age story, with a sprinkling of magic, that’s one of my most anticipated reads of the year.”
-Emily Henry,

A spellbinding tale of magic family, and romance.”
-Edwin De La Cruz, Audible


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