Today is the first year anniversary of my blog. I am really excited! I can't believe one year has gone by so fast! Thanks to you, my readers, this blog has far exceeded my hopes. I have read and reviewed many great books on women in various periods of history, and I hope I have provided enjoyable reviews to you so that you may have been exposed to some of these and read a few yourself. I have also got to interview a few wonderful authors and gained insight from them about their writing and publishing. This is the first year, and I am still learning and growing, and I encourage you to keep coming here to hear about more great books and share my love for women throughout history who are models of strength and resourcefulness. Their inspirational stories teaches us life lessons we can apply in our everyday lives and that anyone can make a difference in our world.
Our Last Days in Barcelona Author: Chanel Cleeton Historical Fiction Publisher: Berkley Pages: 320 Synopsis: Barcelona, 1964 . Exiled from Cuba after the revolution, Isabel Perez has learned to guard her heart and protect her family at all costs. After Isabel’s sister Beatriz disappears in Barcelona, Isabel goes to Spain in search of her. Joining forces with an unlikely ally thrusts Isabel into her sister’s dangerous world of espionage, but it’s an unearthed piece of family history that transforms Isabel’s life. Barcelona, 1936 . Alicia Perez arrives in Barcelona after a difficult voyage from Cuba, her marriage in jeopardy and her young daughter Isabel in tow. Violence brews in Spain, the country on the brink of civil war, the rise of fascism threatening the world. When Cubans journey to Spain to join the International Brigades, Alicia’s past comes back to haunt her as she is unexpectedly reunited with the man who once held her heart. Alicia and Isabel’s lives intertwine, and