When We Left Cuba



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 heart Read When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton – tiffanydaniels.co.ukWhen We Left Cuba

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When We Left Cuba  By Chanel Cleeton IBN : 045149086X Format : Paperback – tiffanydaniels.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 346 pages
  • When We Left Cuba
  • Chanel Cleeton
  • 05 March 2017
  • 045149086X

10 thoughts on “When We Left Cuba

  1. says:

    I am nothing if not a scandalBeatriz 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 behindThey said you ruled like a queen in HavanaBeatriz becomes consumed with the near impossible goal to destroy Fidel Castro.But making plans andI am nothing if not a scandalBeatriz 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 behindThey said you ruled like a queen in HavanaBeatriz 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 itBeatriz manages to find contacts, ones who see eye to eye with her aspirations in the United States She manages to become part of the CIAIf 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 tThe Cold War hovers at the edge of the horizo...

  2. says:

    Political intrigue, history, wanting to knowabout 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 muchabout her from the first novel She turns out to be a spirited, independen Political intrigue, history, wanting to knowabout 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 muchabout 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 a...

  3. says:

    4.75 Intriguing and Suspenseful Stars Beatriz Perez wants nothingthan 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 4.75 Intriguing and Suspenseful Stars Beatriz Perez wants nothingthan 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 c...

  4. 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 dea 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 steadfa...

  5. 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 br 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 chara...

  6. 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 agree 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 Thing...

  7. 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 wantingromance but this was definitelyabout espionage and like. spy stuff It wasn t a bad book, but it was just not my cup of tea.

  8. 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 Per 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 neme...

  9. says:

    4.5 starsI always find there is nothing better than reading a book that connects you to a time you so well remember Such was the case in this wonderfully written story that Chancel Cleeton constructed for her readers This story takes us into the life and times of Beatriz Perez, a strong willed, beautiful, independent woman who possesses great love and feelings for her native land Her wish is to see Cuba become the place of beauty, family, and one that her memories so want it to be However, 4.5 starsI always find there is nothing better than reading a book that connects you to a time you so well remember Such was the case in this wonderfully written story that Chancel Cleeton constructed for her readers This story takes us into the life and times of Beatriz Perez, a strong willed, beautiful, independent woman who possesses great love and feelings for her native land Her wish is to see Cuba become the place of beauty, family, and one that her memories so want it to be However, this is the time of the advent of Castro, coming into power after the tyrannical reign of Baptiste Bea...

  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 h 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 bitBeatrix 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 Beatr...

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