#bookofthemonth When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

I read the first book in this series and loved it, so naturally I had to read the second one.  I love the story line, in my opinion it is beautiful and blood (plus I am a sucker for a good romance).  The book is based in 1960s  in Florida, where 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. This book was also one of the pick on Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.

"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..."

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