Friday 26 April 2019

#BookReview When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton @ChanelCleeton @BerkleyPub @FreshFiction

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life--and heart--to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.

Beautiful. Daring. Deadly.

The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez--her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost.

As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future--but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything--not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart...


WHEN WE LEFT CUBA is the fabulous sequel to NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA. The first book told the tale of Elisa Perez and her granddaughter Marisol. In this book, we follow Beatriz Perez as she dreams about going back to Cuba to kill Fidel Castro. Beatriz even gets recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Castro's inner circle. Her thirst for revenge is all she can think of, until one fateful evening when she meets a US senator that will steal her heart. This is a forbidden romance, and Beatriz is torn between her love for her home country and the love for a man who can never be hers.


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