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Next Year in Havana
Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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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britt_reads
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I've been trying to stop myself from buying new books until I get a little more caught up, but it's hard to resist that price.

#kindle #kindledeals #ebookdeals

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗📚 4d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4d
Lady_Tigana_20 Welcome! 3d
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alisonrose
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Mehso-so

This is harrowing to read knowing how true it is. But the book suffers from the author‘s need to show how “historical” this historical fiction is. Liked learning about Cuban history but it was just too much. A large portion is one character giving current events/history lessons to another. Got quite dry & repetitive. Insta-love was irritating too. I did like Elisa & Pablo‘s story a lot & wish it was the whole book, & again did learn a lot! 3/5 ⭐️

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rather_be_reading
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$1.99 for this ebook!! This book has been on my tbr for a while! What a steal!

Cortg Oooh, I have a library ebook of this. I need to download (then probably turn my kindle wi-fi off) and start this soon! 1w
Econaghan I loved this book! Enjoy! 1w
Amor4Libros Thanks for the heads-up, I just bought it! 🙂 7d
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alisonrose
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Ugh, come ON. For one thing, what the fuck else would it be considering it‘s the most obvious and common Animal Farm reference there is. And then for him to show “admiration” because she read an extremely well-known classic that‘s probably on thousands of school reading lists, especially knowing she‘s a journalist who likely took a fuckton of English courses in college? I assume this is supposed to make him look good, but it‘s just douchey.

LeahBergen 😆😆 1w
TrishB 🤮 1w
SapphiresHaze Every now and then I read something that just physically pains me , that definitely does 1w
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alisonrose
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“You speak as though politics is its own separate entity,” he says. “As though it isn‘t in the air around us, as though every single part of us isn‘t political. How can you dismiss something that is so fundamental to the integrity of who we are as a people, as a country? How can you dismiss something that directly affects the lives of so many?”

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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

When I learned of another time switch author, I was excited as I really enjoy Rachel Hauck, but this one was different than I expected. I didn't expect this book to have a stronger political storyline than romance. The story felt like a sophisticated Letters To Juliet (movie from 2010) to me. I didn't dislike it enough to DNF but wasn't finding excuses to keep reading either.

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alisonrose
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Historical fiction featuring women of color, family secrets, and political turmoil, with an #ownvoices author and a cover I just want to keep staring at? Yes, please!

marleed My favorite cover of 2018 and one of my favorite books, too. I was a bit disappointed when the cover of the sequel wasn‘t equally surreal. 1w
alisonrose @marleed Yeah, that cover is a little more formulaic, unfortunately 1w
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Enjoying reading in my new apartment with my new view of the train! #booknook

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abellism
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This was great reading a historical fiction book on Cuba. The book had a love story in real time and past time. I recommend this book.

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sblbooks
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
Another dual timeline, this time in Cuba (1958 and 2017) I enjoyed learning some Cuban history. I will definitely read the sequel. #historicalfiction

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Kshakal
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What a beauty this book is!! I had never read a book set in Cuba and was excited when this popped onto my radar... and it did not disappoint. Beautifully told with rich and vibrant characters set against the backdrop of Cuba. To say I loved this book is an understatement and I can‘t wait to read more!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OneCent76
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I wouldn't normally be drawn to a book like this but I'm trying to read books from Reese Witherspoon's book club. But I really enjoyed it! A woman takes her grandmother's ashes back to Cuba and while there learns about her grandma's past and what it is like living in Cuba. And then there are flashbacks to when her grandma was a young lady. This book is not only a romance but also provides insight to life in Cuba.

mc916 This book hit close to home! The story reminded me of my great aunts when they left Cuba and the stories they told. 1mo
OneCent76 @mc916 I would love to hear their stories. 1mo
mc916 So many! And many more that were taken to the grave! It‘s sad, really, as none of them ever went back, not even to visit. My grandfather always said he‘d only go back if Castro was overthrown. He passed in 2002. He lived 46 years in a small town in Illinois, my aunt and uncle born there and raised as Cuban Americans. My father was 8 when he arrived so his memory is Cuba is barely there. I‘m DYING to go! 4w
OneCent76 I hope one day you will be able to! 4w
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Kshakal
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I have to have this finished by tomorrow and have just over 150 pages left... let the reading marathon begin!!!

marleed It will be a good marathon, I assure you! 1mo
OrangeMooseReads You can do it easy 😁👍🏼 1mo
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Kshakal
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I am super excited to dive into this one... good thing I have an hour to read before my game tonight!!! 🤓

TheBookStacker I loooooooooooove this book so much! Gotta make time to read the next book she wrote! 1mo
marleed Loved this book and still love the cover! 1mo
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MaureenMc
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Well-told story of revolution-era Cuba and the war‘s far reaching effects on one family. The author did a great job showing how complicated the revolution and its aftermath were, and how and why it was difficult for many exiles to move on.

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emmaturi
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One of my two reads, really enjoying this one! #currentread

marleed I loved this book and the cover is my 2018 favorite! 1mo
emmaturi Yes it is a nice cover! @marleed 1mo
Sharpeipup I need to move that up my list! 1mo
emmaturi Yes it was really good! @Sharpeipup 1mo
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Karen3
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion coming. I wasn‘t the biggest fan of this one. I didn‘t give up so it at least held my attention enough for me to finish but I just couldn‘t get invested in the characters or their stories for some reason. But I absolutely love the cover 🤪. 3 🌟🌟🌟

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Lexicon1982
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This books alternate story lines between Elisa and Marisol really captured the struggle of the Cuban Revolution; how it disenfranchised the Cuban people and its effects even on Cuban-Americans generations later. finding your identity when you've not grown up in a country was something that I could relate to, being born in South Africa, growing up with South African values and culutre, but living in the United States apart from family. 5 stars!

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peacegypsy
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Spending Memorial Day weekend in Cuba. 😊

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Jocelyn73c
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This was a cute summer read! And if you're obsessed with Dirty Dancing Havana Nights you'll def enjoy this book 💃🕺💖

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Maybe I‘ll read this next year!!! 📚

#Havana
#AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 I see what you did there! 🤣 2mo
marleed I read it last year :) 2mo
Eggs Same one I chose, but not as pretty or clever as yours💗💗💗 (edited) 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs aww thank you!! 🌹❤️ 2mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful photo & perfect pick 😍🌹🌹 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife thank you!! 💗💗 2mo
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MallenNC
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A selection of books set in #Havana. Historical fiction, spy novels, and one nonfiction look at modern Cuba. #Havana #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😎 2mo
marleed Next year in Havana was my favorite book cover of 2018 - and I liked the book too! 2mo
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MallenNC @marleed The cover is beautiful! I have it on my shelf, just waiting for me to get to it. 2mo
AlaMich Oooh, I will have to investigate these. I‘m so interested in Cuba! 2mo
MallenNC @AlaMich @AlaMich They look good to me! I want to find the nonfiction one, The other side of paradise (edited) 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I can‘t wait to read this one! #havana #amonthofsongs

MallenNC I still need to read this one. 2mo
marleed There‘s a sequel now too - When We Left Cuba. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @marleed I did not know that! 2mo
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Eggs
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Havana, ooh na-na
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na🎶

Love the cover of this book and Cuba‘s history is fascinating.

#havana #amonthofsongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Velvetfur Oohh I've heard that song here and there! Who's it by, please? I'd like to look it up properly! 2mo
Sungirl79 Great book!!! 2mo
bookandcat @Velvetfur Camila Cabello (she used to be part of 5th harmony but went solo). Song is called Havana. 2mo
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Velvetfur @bookandcat Thank you! I don't know who 5th Harmony are either, I'm just not well up on modern music, lol! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Great choice! 👌🏻 2mo
Velvetfur By the way, this book looks really good so I've stacked it 👍 2mo
bookandcat @Velvetfur they were a group put together on the USA version of the X Factor tv show (they didn't make it through as soloists so the judges put them together and said they were a group. One Direction had the same kind of start in the UK). They had a few hits. 2mo
heikemarie I literally until this very second thought RIhanna sung this song. HA! 2mo
Velvetfur @bookandcat Ah OK, I don't watch those kinds of programmes so thanks for the info, lol! 2mo
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Lea
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This started out slow for me and I was wondering what all the hype was. But it gets better. The love of Cuba really pulled me in. The history of the place and the people are what made this great. The romances were on the instalove scale but the connection between the generations is intriguing. #readwomen #readingwomenchallenge - multigenerational

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Amlaw49
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Wonderful story!

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BriMae
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Brought a few books to the beach with me but have been too exhausted to read much. Today was a bit rainy so I managed to sneak in a few chapters of this and I‘m loving it so far! 🌊

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hdhubbard
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10/10 Exceptional read, an eye opening look at the lives and politics of modern day Cuba, and the revolution in the '50s. Well written characters catch your interest, and the story is interesting without being overly political. The juxtaposition between the beauty of the climate against the harsh political conditions brings a country to life in a very personal way. Reads more like a true story than a fiction novel.

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Rachel_nyc
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I have always been fascinated by Cuba and have been looking forward to this for awhile. The prose was fine but not revelatory and the story was at times predictable and the romance a bit cheesy but I still really enjoyed it because of the insight into modern Cuba which is fascinating and also quite disturbing. I just realized her new book is a sort of prequel to this so I‘m looking forward to reading that as well. #aty2019 #pop19

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Expandingbookshelf
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🤔🤔🤔

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sweetpealsd
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@JenlovesJT47 I received the books yesterday when I got home from work. @Bookishgal71 I will be starting on the book this weekend! #LMPBC

JenlovesJT47 ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Lauraandherbooks
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I almost bought this book last week but I already had 4 books in my hands 😁 I wasn‘t sure if it would be interesting but it does seem to be selling well.. anybody else read it?

wanderinglynn My mom did & she enjoyed it. She gave it to me, but it‘s still in my TBR pile. 3mo
CocoReads I read it for bookgroup last year? In January? I can‘t remember. But I loved it and she has another book about the same family coming out I think next week. 3mo
Lauraandherbooks @CocoReads ok thank you 3mo
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Jas16
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Misty I do not even know how to begin with now how much you spoiled me. Two books from my wishlist, bookmarks, stationary, the cutest notebook ever, and a travel bookrest that looks like it will be so handy! You are such a wonderful friend and I don‘t have the words to convey how much this means to me. Thank you!!!

AmyG 💕 4mo
xxjenadanxx Happy Birthday! 4mo
Jas16 @xxjenadanxx Thank you! 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You deserve it!! Thank you for your friendship!! I hope your day has been awesome 😘❤️😘❤️ 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Wowwww!! what lovely gifts!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jennifer!! Hope it's filled with lots of love and joy!! 4mo
Jas16 @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you so much. It was a fantastic dayv 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Jas16 ♥️♥️👍🏼 4mo
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Kshakal
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There is a group of my teacher friends that do a summer book club every summer and we picked our books for this summer!! #teachersoflitsy #summerreading

SilversReviews NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA and THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS are FAB!! 4mo
Kshakal @SilversReviews awesome!!! 4mo
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kristyredden209
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Currently reading. About halfway through. Really like it so far. #kindlereader.
Finished! Can‘t wait for WhenWe Left Cuba.

RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️💚💜♥️💙 4mo
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Ncostell
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This was a great read, told through two different characters‘ viewpoints and time periods. It was an emotional look at the Cuban experience, seen from the vantage point of those who left Cuba when Castro took over and those who remained. There was romance thrown in for good measure as well, however the most gripping aspect of the book for me was the human impact of separation from home and loved ones.

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wallacereads
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Airport temptation.

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JenlovesJT47
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I enjoyed this dual storyline set in Cuba in 1958-59 and 2017. The story is not without its flaws; almost the entirety of the book is telling, not showing, which can be problematic in how the story flows. That being said, if you like historical fiction it is well worth reading. I didn‘t know much about Cuban history, and this has made me want to learn more. I‘ll definitely be reading the sequel. 4⭐️

#catsoflitsy
#Scarlett
#historicalfiction

JenlovesJT47 Finally finished it for the #LMPBC - sorry for getting so behind! It will be on its way to you next week @sweetpealsd 5mo
sweetpealsd @JenlovesJT47 Great! Im looking forward to it! 5mo
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ReadingMeagan
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I picked this up last summer at a bookstore near my cottage and I wasn‘t in the mood to read it until now. I‘m glad that I waited because this was a great historical fiction read! It was also great to learn more about Cuba‘s past and to have a glimpse of what it is like living there now. I haven‘t read many books set in Cuba so this was a interesting. I look forward to the sequel. & I‘ve had the Dirty Dancing Havana Nights music stuck in my head

Freespirit This is on my TBR list! 5mo
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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#BookReview] Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton was such a gorgeous story!! Although there are two POVs/romances my honest favorite part of this story was the connection our main character, Marisol, had with her grandmother. It was so heartwarming & reminded me of my connection with my Nan. The writing and story are gorgeous.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2019/02/book-review-next-year-in-ha...

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kristincatastrophic
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The reviews I read before this book were mixed so I didn't have high hopes and it met those expectations. It was a lovely story about snd a woman attempting to learn more about her family's past and her own nationality but it was repetitive. Not only were most of Luis's explanations of Cuban policies all the same in nearly every chapter but phrases (i.e. "A curse falls from his lips") were used over and over.
I did learn more about Cuban ⬇️⬇️

kristincatastrophic history than I knew and that felt important to me because I live in an area with a very large Cuban-American population. Trying to understand the struggles of others around me is always good. However broad generalizations of a people get under my skin. Maybe "all Cubans" believe "all Cubans are stubborn" but maybe not. Rubs me the wrong way or maybe I'm too sensitive. 5mo
TSellers Reading now and I agree with everything you just said. 5mo
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Jen2
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Enjoyable!

C.Perone Loved!💕 can't wait for the next one to come out!! 5mo
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Jen2
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We got so much snow yesterday, so I‘m going to read a book with all the heat!!! And watch hockey!

Jenken1998 Loved this one❤ 5mo
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MeganLindell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️½ • I started out loving this book but found my mind wandering as I kept reading, especially toward the end. The dual timeline thing is super interesting, but the stories are almost too similar. Because of this, the story was somewhat predictable. Also I think it could have been at least 50 pages shorter. But I‘m glad I read it and will read the sequel.

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VictoriaB
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My favorite part about this book was the wealth of information on Cuba past and present. I liked the dual storyline between Marisol and Elisa, but I found both of their love at first sight romances a bit of a stretch.

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litenthusiast
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I ended up liking this book a lot more then I anticipated. Cleeton pains a picturesque Cuba, but also spends a lot of time detailing the politics of Cuba. Also, her description of the food always made me hungry. My favorite part of the book was Elisa who desperately wanted to learn about her grandmother's life in Cuba. This book is a beautiful story of love and family.

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litenthusiast
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Takung some time to finish this book before it returns to the library. Also, this is the most beautiful purple drink I've seen! Happy Friday Litsy Friends!

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kristincatastrophic
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1. So pretty. I'm feeling pink today!
2. My boyfriend and I are going out but we actually haven't figured out what we're going to do yet
3. Blue
4. It's sad but my parents suffered through 3 late term miscarriages before me. So they had no names picked, no baby clothes or diapers before I was born. They couldn't go through getting rid of it again if I didn't make it.
5. ❤it up!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

nudibranch Wow, that makes you a triple rainbow baby! 🌈🌈🌈 5mo
CouronneDhiver Awwww, poor mum and dad. That‘s a lot! 5mo
Megabooks I‘m glad your parents finally had you! That is really rough. 5mo
kristincatastrophic @CouronneDhiver @Megabooks I know it was hard on them but they got through it. Two years after me my sister was born, very prematurely but ok, and 11 more after that we got a little brother! 5mo
Megabooks Wow! That‘s amazing! 5mo
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