When We Left Cuba



When We Left Cuba PDF Epub Author Chanel Cleeton Jackkellyfilm.co.uk 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 HeartWhen We Left Cuba

Cleeton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana and When We Left Cuba Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family s exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor s degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics Political Science Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law She loves to travel and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

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  • Paperback
  • 346 pages
  • When We Left Cuba
  • Chanel Cleeton
  • 23 May 2018
  • 9780451490865

10 thoughts on “When We Left Cuba

  1. says:

    I am nothing if not a scandal Beatriz is one of the Perez daughters known for their fame and fortune in their homeland, Cuba.But they were forced to flee due to the revolution And though her family has settled in Florida, and her father is bent on reforming the Perez family fortune, Beatriz cannot help but long for the life she left behind They said you ruled like a queen in Havana Beatriz becomes consumed with the near impossible goal to destroy Fidel Castro.But making plans and executing them are two different things you re too young, too pretty, too sheltered to understand the world around youyour worth only lies in you beauty and what they can barter for it Beatriz manages to find contacts, ones who see eye to eye with her aspirations in the United States She manages to become part of the CIA If I don t succeed, then they kill me I assure you, I m aware of the stakes I wouldn t volunteer for this if I wasn t The Cold War hovers at the edge of the horizon, Castro s power grows ever strongerBeatriz is set on her path to revengeand yetthere is a man A man who is Irritatingly beautiful. A man who exceeds all her expectations, one who is everything she is not and one who represents everything she cannot have Because I think of you Constantly Because I wonder what it would be like to kiss you For you to be mine, even for a moment One false move could cost everything her country, her love, her life It s dangerous,...

  2. says:

    Political intrigue, history, wanting to know about Cuba, and a love story were the things that attracted me to this book, as well as the fact that I enjoyed Next Year in Havana It moved a little slowly at first I didn t feel immersed until a third of the way in and then I was taken in I remembered that Beatriz Perez was Marisol s great Aunt and Elisa s sister from the previous book, but I don t remember much about her from the first novel She turns out to be a spirited, independent woman, who seems beyond her time in that she won t follow her family s wishes when it comes to a woman s place in society that our parents consider marriage to be the final goal for us, our success ties to the men we catch rather than our own merits She follows her own heart, falling in love with a man, already engaged Motivated by a desire to avenge her brother s murder before they left Cuba and to avenge her family s loss of home and fortune, she becomes involved with the CIA and wants to do whatever it takes to kill Castro In a note , Cleeton says While the Perez family and their friends are entirely fictional, the events in the novel were inspired by the tumultuous Cuban American relations in the 1960 s She does a great job of depicting historical events of the 1960 s such as The Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missle Crisi...

  3. says:

    4.75 Intriguing and Suspenseful Stars Beatriz Perez wants nothing than to return to Cuba Having been exiled to Florida after the Cuban Revolution is not what she had in mind She has no interest in being a debutante like her sisters, nor does she have any interest in marriage For Beatriz, the loss of her twin brother Alejandro, is excruciating thus all she wants is revenge When the CIA recruits her as a spy, she jumps at the chance hoping that she can make Castro pay What Beatriz doesn t count on, is meeting Nick, who captures every fiber of her being, and whose life is the exact opposite of hers How will Beatriz s need for revenge coincide with her need for a man she can t get enough of When We Left Cuba captured my attention from the very first Beatriz is both brilliant and hilarious, as well as bold and fearless She will do whatever it takes to get what she wants I liked her immediately and got wrapped up in this spy game, as well as the story of family, love, intrigue and vengeance While I loved the character o...

  4. says:

    I think I m going to get poo pooed on for this review Having read and adored Next Year in Havana, this one just fell flat for me Too unrealistic I love Cuba but this character What happened to Beatrize For a 22 year old she makes reckless decisions which may be appropriate for her age but for how intelligent she is supposed to be just didn t jive for me.This one read ...

  5. says:

    A stunning and intriguing follow up Beatriz Perez lost everything during the Cuban Revolution, including her family and her home, her beloved Cuba The CIA recruits her to get close to Fidel Castro and his comrades Now a spy, Beatriz is thirsty with revenge for all she s lost The Cold War is in full swing when Beatriz finds herself in love with power hungry man a clandestine affair, and she knows it Beatriz comes to a crossroads where she must choose between everything she holds dear from her past and her hopeful, possibly steadfast future Can she let Cuba go When We Left Cuba is full of unexpected intrigue I was on the edge of my seat with worry about Beatriz One of the strongest aspects of the novel is its sense of time and place Be prepared to be transported because you will be whisked away The historical aspects are strong as well and seamlessly woven in Of course, I have to mention the romance, which successfully amped up the suspense Overall, When We...

  6. says:

    As beautiful as I was expecting it to be I was anticipating this book a lot since I read Next Year in Havana earlier this year and fell in love with it The way that story concluded had me excited to see what Beatriz s story would be like and it didn t disappoint She exuded a lot of strength, charm and beauty in the previous book and those qualities carry through in her own book.Beatriz is a defiant character She has a reputation that follows her, but she couldn t care less She s bold and brave and pushed the standards of what it was like to be a woman in the 1960 s She set the societal standard for herself and I really appreciated that about her character.Chanel Cleeton can write Her writing is full of passion, honesty and heart and I love how she manages to express and explain the political climate that was ...

  7. says:

    Beatriz Perez lives in exile in Palm Beach, Florida with her family, but Cuba forever lives in her heart The family fled during the Cuban Revolution and they lost their family home and successful sugar field business They are safe, but Beatriz has anger and revenge on her mind She isn t one to forget the past.Beatriz as a strong, independent and beautiful young woman and is known for catching the eye of many and is known to collect marriage proposals.She is approached by the CIA and agrees to help them, but she is a not a trained spy Things could easily go wrong Has she gotten in over her head Could she possibly turn the head of Fidel Castro or catch his eye Many believe she can.Some cliff hanger chapters steeped in suspense, a politically flavored romance and plenty of historic details made this one easy to pick up and hard to put down.Recommend to fans of Cleeton s debut novel, Next Year in Havana and those who enjoy historical fiction with a b...

  8. says:

    EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhh Not really sure how to rate this one as it just. wasn t what I expected it to be Which I guess is my fault I went in wanting romance but this was definitely about espionage and like. spy stuff It wasn t a bad book, but it was just not my cup of tea.

  9. says:

    4.5 stars, rounded up When We Left Cuba picks up in time after Next Year in Havana The Perez family, part of the Cuban sugar aristocracy, has landed in Palm Beach after the Cuban Revolution Once again, Cleeton does a great job of combining an engaging story with a real feel for the time and place This is historical fiction done right Cleeton knows how to weave historic facts into the story in a seamless manner This sequel focuses on a different Perez daughter Driven by revenge, Beatriz Perez makes contact with the CIA in an effort to return to Cuba and assassinate Castro It s strange to realize someone is your nemesis, and yet to them, you are little than a faint murmur in the background of their lives NYIH employed the two storyline, dual time frame approach Here, it s a single story, straightforward approach, which I prefer And while there is romance, it is no...

  10. says:

    An exceptional story about an extraordinary woman A book rich with love and steeped in history Beatriz Perez my queen There was something about Beatriz that completely captured my heart from the very first page of this book She was a smart, strong, and sassy woman with an unbreakable spirit and an unstoppable independence This is a follow up of sorts to, Next Year in Havana , although I d say you could read this book independently We do meet Beatriz in the first book it is the story of her sister Elisa however Beatrix is on the periphery of that story Both books are exquisite, however I have to admit I like this book a teeny bit Beatrix might live in the US now, but her heart is still in Cuba Her family was exiled to the US after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba Beatriz was the privileged daughter of a sugar barren, she lived a glamorous life filled with parties and glitz Then her life was turned upside down, she lost her twin brother during the uprise, her family loses all their wealth, and her family is sent away from the land that they loved Beatrix now has to start over in a new country Consumed with revenge and a desire to return home she finds herself entangled with the CIA She also meets a man A man who is off limits, A man who will completely capture and consume her We experience the US Cuba relationship during the 1960s through the pages of this book We see the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban...

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