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Los Pobres Paperback – November 14, 2011
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This event changes the course and focus of the story, and Jenny's life is irrevocably altered. After having Trouble's baby, she lives in virtual isolation raising her son. Named Ramon after his father, Jenny keeps him sheltered and away from other kids and away from the nearby village.
When Ramon is nine Jenny takes him to meet some old friends of Trouble, and this opens up a new world for him. He meets a friend his own age and they explore the old ruins of his grandfather's casita. Ramon knew of the rumors of his grandfather's lost treasure, and when he finds a secret map, he dreams of finding the legendary stash of gold.
As Ramon grows older, his desire to recover the lost family treasure increases. After years of being alone, Jenny begins to have a relationship with Francisco, Trouble's old friend. Ramon and Francisco become increasingly antagonistic towards each other, and when Jenny marries him and has his child, Ramon feels he is no longer welcome. Old enough to strike out on his own, Ramon rides off in search of his grandfather's gold.
Like the other books in this series, the story is set in Mexico, this one at the turn of the last century. The details of Mexican life, food, and culture bring the story alive and provide a fully-realized setting which enhances the story and makes it very authentic. You feel as if you're immersed in this world as you witness the story unfolding. The characters are true to their time and setting, and the writing is crisp and to the point, with a good balance between dialog, action, and description. You're never left wondering what happened, or feeling you've been told too much. The plot of Los Pobres holds up on its own, but is even better if you're familiar with the first two books. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
Much of this book is the development of young Ramon as he learns about the father and grandfather and grandmother he never knew as he establishes himself as his own person separate from his mother and Los Pobres. It is a coming-of-age novel in the very best sense of the genre.
These books get better and better, but don't shy away thinking you must start with the first novel---just dive in. Each one stands alone as a great story, a great ride through the wilds of Mexico.
RLB Hartmann. I just finished the third book of Tierre del Oro. What a great story.I really get into it . I'm right there seeing the houses,the grave yard, everything.I believe book four will be even better if that is possi ble.I have enjoyed all of RLB Hartmann's books.I have almost all of them.If I haven't it is because I haven't found them yet. All of her work that I have, I have read each one more than three or four times, I like them that much. Lover of a good book,L.Ann Reid, Nashville,TN.
I love that type of ending.
Beautiful writing and deeply satisfying story.
The best ones always end, leaving you really really wanting to read more.
I look forward to Book 4 coming soon.