I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I was going to skip this one because I thought I hadn't ever read a book that's been translated to English (I know, I know). But then Moonlight Reader mentioned Like Water for Chocolate and - hey! - I read that one! So, my reading is (slightly) more worldly than I thought.
It was a lot of years ago that I read this, but I remember I was caught by its ending and its blend of myth and reality. Also, Rosaura's unfortunate medical condition.