#BookReview: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton @BerkleyPub @BerkleyRomance @ChanelCleeton #HistoricalRomance

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A love story that spans generations…

The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017.

Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living a luxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of the revolution going on as Fidel Castro fought the dictator, Batista for control. At least for awhile, until they had to flee.

Fast forward to 2017…..

Elisa’s granddaughter, Marisol will return to Cuba to spread her ashes in her beloved homeland.  Marisol desperately wants to fulfill her wish and experience some of her family roots.  She learns much more than she bargained for when she arrives.

She is confronted with the question of whether her grandmother was in love with a revolutionary. 

While she is there she meets Luis, who sweeps her off her feet. Could history possibly repeat itself? 

A quiet romance with some historical/political interpretation and some moments of the chaos they surely felt with the revolution taking over their lives.

For fans of Historical Romance novels!

4 STARS

Book Description:

 

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution…

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest–until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary…

Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa’s last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.

Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba’s tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she’ll need the lessons of her grandmother’s past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

 

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14 comments

  1. This book grabbed my interest when I first saw it, but then realized that I did not read the first one. I have requested the first one from the library. Your review has me itching to get to this one. Great job Holly.

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