When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
After finishing up Next Year in Havana, I knew I wanted to read Beatrix's story as well and I am glad to say I was not disappointed. For those wanting the same story as the first one, you will be disappointed. This one spans more time and after all, Beatrix and Elisa are two different people entirely as Beatrix is not one to stay at home quietly. I found the pacing in the middle sometimes a bit dragging in the middle, when waiting between events I know that happen to actually take place in the books.
What I appreciate most about historical fiction is reading about time periods and events that contain actual events and this one is no exception. Of course with all historical fiction, it is the author's interpretation based on their research, but I find it is a great way to get a "hook" into another part of our world's history to go off and learn more about on my own time now. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to learn more about Cuban-American history.
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