"I love the idea that good can come from your tears. It is something I wish more people truly believed, especi
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"I love the idea that good can come from your tears. It is something I wish more people truly believed, especially when hard times are upon them."
"I really, really liked the setting because it seems to be really, really difficult to find books that are set in Africa or are written by African authors."
"Tangi is endearing and all the characters are so realistic that I felt I met them in person. It is the kind of book that you cannot put down till the end. Liz Grace Davis is an excellent story-teller."
"As a 45 year old male, I'm a bit outside the target audience for this story, but I found it to be a sweet, enjoyable story. The writing is clean and descriptive and draws you in immediately."
When Tangi's father dies, he leaves her nothing but three empty bottles. A kind uncle takes the poverty-stricken girl and her stepsisters in, and for a time life gets better on his farm. But Tangi remains a lonely outsider; her stepsisters tease her for her crippled leg, and the housekeepers use her like a servant. Just before her thirteenth birthday, Tangi learns the truth about her father's strange legacy: the three bottles aren't empty any more. They're filled with all the tears she's cried since her father died, and her tears are enchanted. She must use them to travel to Rosevine, the world of her dead mother. Tangi not only belongs there but is necessary to keep Rosevine alive. Tangi's tears will save Rosevine, and Rosevine will save Tangi from a cruelty-filled life, except for one thing: Tangi's lost the bottles.