Instant New York Times bestseller!
In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating New York Times bestselling 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 heart...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Chanel Cleeton draws on her family’s memories of the Cuban Revolution to craft vividly irresistible historical romances. We first met the wealthy Perez clan in her 2018 novel, Next Year in Havana, in which the family fled to Florida after Fidel Castro’s ascent to power. This sequel focuses on fearless, independent Beatriz, whose drive to avenge her twin brother’s death leads her from posh Miami debutante parties to working with the CIA and an illicit romance with a powerful American politician. Sexier and more suspenseful than its predecessor, When We Left Cuba is a thrilling story of loyalty and revenge.
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Can this please be made into a movie?
Could not put the book down. You really feel for Beatriz and all the “ifs” in her life. If you love historical fiction with an air of romance, this is for you.
Quickly devoured this novel in one day! Hope the author treats us with other novels about the other Perez family members and family friends from Cuba.