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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Using two actors to voice the main characters in Chanel Cleeton's romantic historical novel was a stroke of genius, lending extra depth and enjoyment to the book’s atmosphere and lyricism. With theatrical flair, Kyla Garcia and Frankie Maria Corzo play the book's heroines: upper-class Cuban teenager Elisa and her American granddaughter Marisol; their similar voices deepen the sense of familial bonds. Partly set in the ‘50s—before and after Fidel Castro's reign—the political subtext of Next Year in Havana gives a bracing sense of real-world consequences to fictional stories of love and social awakening.
And outstanding read.... you cannot help but become entwined in the plight of the families involved. I am anxious to listen to it again to ensure that I haven’t missed anything.
This audio book was so good. I listened to it while at work and it made the week go by so fast! Can't wait for the next one!
This book was so so good. It was very well written and well narrated. I thought the amount of romance and history was perfect. Love, love, love.