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Next Year in Havana
Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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.
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OriginalCyn620
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I plan to read this one next month.
#newtoyouauthor #auldlangreads

Soubhiville I love that light green china pattern. 💚 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2w
Eggs Beautiful pic💕. And I have this book on my kindle, unread.... 2w
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Areader2
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This was a well blended story of family,love, and the history of Cuba. I enjoyed the beautiful descriptions of the island and was immersed in the rich culture.The Cuban people are proud and most importantly they are hopeful that someday there will be change.

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Sungirl79
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs 1.) My kiddo always has a soccer tournament on New Years Day rush benefits Children of The Nation. This is his 4th doing this tournament. 2.)My Favorite read was Next Year in Havana. 3.) @Chab256

Eggs Thanks for playing and Happy New Year 🥳👏🏻. Havana is on my kindle tbr 4w
Sungirl79 @Eggs That was a lot of fun! Happy New Year to you too!! 🎆🎊 4w
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princesspeanutsmommy
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Last audiobook of the decade

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writerlibrarian
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This cover is soooo beautiful. This is on my to get list eventually.
#MOvember #La Isla Bonita
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Cinfhen I‘m totally swayed by this cover too!!!! 3mo
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Kdgordon88
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#WeeklyForecast. Finish the tagged audio book, Little Faith (Kindle) and Molokai (Print). Next up Wuthering Heights (Audio), All You Can Ever Know (Kindle) and Lilli De Jong (Print). That‘s the plan anyway. Love this idea @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Good plan and some great books!! I really LOVED this book from Nickolas Butler 3mo
Centique Those covers look so pretty! 3mo
Crazeedi Did you mail moloka'i back? 3mo
Kdgordon88 @Crazeedi it will be in the mail to you tomorrow. Sorry I am a few days past due. It was a great pick! 3mo
Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 I am past due also. Just getting mega book back to her now. No problem at all! Thanks for the great round 3mo
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Bklover
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This book fascinated me. Told as two love stories in two time periods, this is actually the history of Cuba and it‘s politics. I knew little of Cuba, I am embarrassed to admit. I read this book slowly so as to experience the history and trauma of the Cuban people both in Cuba and America. Wonderfully informative! Thanks again to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie for sending me this gem!❤️❤️

TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️❤️oh how wonderful!!!!! So glad it was good! 3mo
Bklover @TheBookHippie It‘s also the first book I have managed to finish in two months. You two are the best! 3mo
TheBookHippie @Bklover Yay!!!!!!! Awe. We try. 3mo
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Cinfhen I‘m wondering if I should try this on audio??? Has anyone listened to the audio version?!??!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So happy you enjoyed it love ❤️🥰😘 3mo
Bklover @Cinfhen I‘ll bet it‘s wonderful on audio. 3mo
RealBooks4ever You‘ve got the trifecta of fur there! 💜 3mo
Kdgordon88 @Cinfhen This is my current audio book and have under two hours to go. I am enjoying it and like Missy I am learning a lot about Cuban history. I recommend it. 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know @Kdgordon88 😁💚 3mo
Bklover @RealBooks4ever My legs were underneath the pile, so I didn‘t move for about two hours. Not complaining though! 3mo
Slajaunie 💙💙💙🐾 3mo
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Bklover
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Cozy time!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!!! I LOVE that mug!! 3mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!!! Awesome mug!!!!!! 3mo
Bklover @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Cinfhen Got this awesome mug from a Litten @Bks4Wrms a couple years ago! (edited) 3mo
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Bklover @Cinfhen Hi dear friend! Hope all is well with you. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m good!! Been busy with hosting family but it‘s starting to quiet down. All ok with you???? 3mo
brit91 Cozy time is the best time!!😍📚☕ 3mo
Bks4Wrms I thought I recognized that mug! 3mo
Bklover @Bks4Wrms I love it!!! It‘s my official October mug! 3mo
Bklover @Cinfhen Things have been a little crazy. Finally getting back to Litsy. I‘ll have to write you soon. ❤️❤️ 3mo
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Bklover
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Oh, #Litsylove you are the best! Thank you so much Misty and Christine! It was so nice to receive this book in the mail today- your thoughtfulness made me cry! I do believe I will start reading it today. I realized today that it‘s been a month since I posted last- life has been a challenge- but I have so missed this place I find to be such a haven of comfort to me. Much love to you both, and love to Litsy!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

TheBookHippie ❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘❤️😘❤️ we have missed you!! 3mo
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TaraTLK
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I have become one of those people. Sped it up by accident, now I'm used to it.

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OriginalCyn620
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Verity
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Another skip the line loan! I‘ve heard such good things about this one and been waiting ages to read it. Let‘s hope this is more successful than the last skip the line...

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shellleigh33
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6 This is another one of my kindle book covers

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Rachel_nyc
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#7days7covers Day 4 of favorite covers over 7 days. No explanation. I think everyone is already participating but if you see this and haven‘t joined in, please do! #covercrush

marleed My favorite cover of 2018! I bought the book for the cover and then loved the story. I was sorely disappointed when the sequel didn‘t compare - in cover or story. 5mo
Rachel_nyc @marleed I‘ve been putting off the sequel since I haven‘t heard good things. That‘s disappointing since it seems it could have been good since it revolves around an interesting character. 5mo
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Joanielovesbooks
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Loved it

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R.L.Walker
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Sorry for the long absence online. Found out we are having twins!! Been super busy!
Anyways loved this book!I'm not crying you are!! Love Grandma and granddaughter stories! Interesting story of the Cuban Revolution and Cuba now and excellent example of history repeating itself.

Jerdencon Congrats!!! 🎊 5mo
Coleen_Nieto @R.L.Walker congratulations! This one is on my TBR, I'm going to move it up :) 5mo
sblbooks Congratulations!👶👶 5mo
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ShelfRighteous Congratulations!❤ 5mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
BooknerdsLife Awww Congratulations 💗💗 5mo
Avanders Congratulations!! 🎊🍾🎈 5mo
Mollyanna Congrats 🎉🍾🎉 5mo
Jb2003 Congratulations! Twins are amazing, you‘ll love it. 5mo
kezzlou85 Congratulations 5mo
bookaholic1 Congratulations🧷🧷 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks Congratulations! 👶🏻👶🏻 5mo
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Quirkybookworm
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I believe I just added #Chanel Cleetin to my favorite authors list. I finished #Nextyearinhavana in 4 hours. I COULD not put the book down. I‘m now nose deep in #WhenweleftCuba!!

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thelovelyreadingunicorn
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Trying to get some of my TBR list down. Lol
#summersendreadathon

Clwojick This one looks great! 5mo
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booksbeersandbars
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I love reading about places in going! It was great to learn about the revolution from a first hand account (even if it is fiction). The love story part is a bit stretched, but it's great writing!

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MelissaSue81
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I liked this. When it started I worried I thought was going to be a bit too fluffy romance for me, but there was enough political conflict and drama to keep it interesting. I can‘t say that any thing that happened was unpredictable, but it was an enjoyable listen and I am going to listen to the sequel next. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Astridstars
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Don‘t have a whole lot of book loot but I do have a whole lot of bookmarks ❤️ @24in48 #24in48

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Cortg
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Finished with 3 hrs left on my library loan! I‘ve had this on my radar because of the Cuban setting. This book was way more than I expected! One story is in the present when Marisol, a journalist, goes to Cuba for her 1st time to spread her grandmother‘s ashes and to learn more about her. The other story goes back to her grandmother‘s love story and how she came to America. There is a lot of information about the history/politics of Cuba.

AJBowers Love this one!! I just read the prequel to this too and it was equally amazing 6mo
Cortg @AJBowers Thanks! I did not realize there was a prequel! I‘ll have to put it on my TBR list! 6mo
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Christinak
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Up next...

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britt_reads
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I've been trying to stop myself from buying new books until I get a little more caught up, but it's hard to resist that price.

#kindle #kindledeals #ebookdeals

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗📚 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 7mo
Lady_Tigana_20 Welcome! 7mo
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alisonrose
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This is harrowing to read knowing how true it is. But the book suffers from the author‘s need to show how “historical” this historical fiction is. Liked learning about Cuban history but it was just too much. A large portion is one character giving current events/history lessons to another. Got quite dry & repetitive. Insta-love was irritating too. I did like Elisa & Pablo‘s story a lot & wish it was the whole book, & again did learn a lot! 3/5 ⭐️

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rather_be_reading
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$1.99 for this ebook!! This book has been on my tbr for a while! What a steal!

Cortg Oooh, I have a library ebook of this. I need to download (then probably turn my kindle wi-fi off) and start this soon! 7mo
Econaghan I loved this book! Enjoy! 7mo
Amor4Libros Thanks for the heads-up, I just bought it! 🙂 7mo
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rather_be_reading @Econaghan cnt wait to get to it! 6mo
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alisonrose
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Ugh, come ON. For one thing, what the fuck else would it be considering it‘s the most obvious and common Animal Farm reference there is. And then for him to show “admiration” because she read an extremely well-known classic that‘s probably on thousands of school reading lists, especially knowing she‘s a journalist who likely took a fuckton of English courses in college? I assume this is supposed to make him look good, but it‘s just douchey.

LeahBergen 😆😆 7mo
TrishB 🤮 7mo
DoubleLane Every now and then I read something that just physically pains me , that definitely does 7mo
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alisonrose
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“You speak as though politics is its own separate entity,” he says. “As though it isn‘t in the air around us, as though every single part of us isn‘t political. How can you dismiss something that is so fundamental to the integrity of who we are as a people, as a country? How can you dismiss something that directly affects the lives of so many?”

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MaggieCarr
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When I learned of another time switch author, I was excited as I really enjoy Rachel Hauck, but this one was different than I expected. I didn't expect this book to have a stronger political storyline than romance. The story felt like a sophisticated Letters To Juliet (movie from 2010) to me. I didn't dislike it enough to DNF but wasn't finding excuses to keep reading either.

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alisonrose
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Historical fiction featuring women of color, family secrets, and political turmoil, with an #ownvoices author and a cover I just want to keep staring at? Yes, please!

marleed My favorite cover of 2018 and one of my favorite books, too. I was a bit disappointed when the cover of the sequel wasn‘t equally surreal. 7mo
alisonrose @marleed Yeah, that cover is a little more formulaic, unfortunately 7mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Enjoying reading in my new apartment with my new view of the train! #booknook

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abellism
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This was great reading a historical fiction book on Cuba. The book had a love story in real time and past time. I recommend this book.

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sblbooks
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
Another dual timeline, this time in Cuba (1958 and 2017) I enjoyed learning some Cuban history. I will definitely read the sequel. #historicalfiction

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Kshakal
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What a beauty this book is!! I had never read a book set in Cuba and was excited when this popped onto my radar... and it did not disappoint. Beautifully told with rich and vibrant characters set against the backdrop of Cuba. To say I loved this book is an understatement and I can‘t wait to read more!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OneCent76
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I wouldn't normally be drawn to a book like this but I'm trying to read books from Reese Witherspoon's book club. But I really enjoyed it! A woman takes her grandmother's ashes back to Cuba and while there learns about her grandma's past and what it is like living in Cuba. And then there are flashbacks to when her grandma was a young lady. This book is not only a romance but also provides insight to life in Cuba.

mc916 This book hit close to home! The story reminded me of my great aunts when they left Cuba and the stories they told. 7mo
OneCent76 @mc916 I would love to hear their stories. 7mo
mc916 So many! And many more that were taken to the grave! It‘s sad, really, as none of them ever went back, not even to visit. My grandfather always said he‘d only go back if Castro was overthrown. He passed in 2002. He lived 46 years in a small town in Illinois, my aunt and uncle born there and raised as Cuban Americans. My father was 8 when he arrived so his memory is Cuba is barely there. I‘m DYING to go! 7mo
OneCent76 I hope one day you will be able to! 7mo
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Kshakal
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I have to have this finished by tomorrow and have just over 150 pages left... let the reading marathon begin!!!

marleed It will be a good marathon, I assure you! 7mo
OrangeMooseReads You can do it easy 😁👍🏼 7mo
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Kshakal
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I am super excited to dive into this one... good thing I have an hour to read before my game tonight!!! 🤓

TheBookStacker I loooooooooooove this book so much! Gotta make time to read the next book she wrote! 7mo
marleed Loved this book and still love the cover! 7mo
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MaureenMc
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Well-told story of revolution-era Cuba and the war‘s far reaching effects on one family. The author did a great job showing how complicated the revolution and its aftermath were, and how and why it was difficult for many exiles to move on.

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emmaturi
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One of my two reads, really enjoying this one! #currentread

marleed I loved this book and the cover is my 2018 favorite! 8mo
emmaturi Yes it is a nice cover! @marleed 8mo
Sharpeipup I need to move that up my list! 7mo
emmaturi Yes it was really good! @Sharpeipup 7mo
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Karen3
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Unpopular opinion coming. I wasn‘t the biggest fan of this one. I didn‘t give up so it at least held my attention enough for me to finish but I just couldn‘t get invested in the characters or their stories for some reason. But I absolutely love the cover 🤪. 3 🌟🌟🌟

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Lexicon1982
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This books alternate story lines between Elisa and Marisol really captured the struggle of the Cuban Revolution; how it disenfranchised the Cuban people and its effects even on Cuban-Americans generations later. finding your identity when you've not grown up in a country was something that I could relate to, being born in South Africa, growing up with South African values and culutre, but living in the United States apart from family. 5 stars!

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peacegypsy
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Spending Memorial Day weekend in Cuba. 😊

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Jocelyn73c
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This was a cute summer read! And if you're obsessed with Dirty Dancing Havana Nights you'll def enjoy this book 💃🕺💖

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Maybe I‘ll read this next year!!! 📚

#Havana
#AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 I see what you did there! 🤣 9mo
marleed I read it last year :) 9mo
Eggs Same one I chose, but not as pretty or clever as yours💗💗💗 (edited) 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs aww thank you!! 🌹❤️ 9mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful photo & perfect pick 😍🌹🌹 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife thank you!! 💗💗 8mo
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MallenNC
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A selection of books set in #Havana. Historical fiction, spy novels, and one nonfiction look at modern Cuba. #Havana #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😎 9mo
marleed Next year in Havana was my favorite book cover of 2018 - and I liked the book too! 9mo
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MallenNC @marleed The cover is beautiful! I have it on my shelf, just waiting for me to get to it. 9mo
AlaMich Oooh, I will have to investigate these. I‘m so interested in Cuba! 9mo
MallenNC @AlaMich @AlaMich They look good to me! I want to find the nonfiction one, The other side of paradise (edited) 9mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I can‘t wait to read this one! #havana #amonthofsongs

MallenNC I still need to read this one. 9mo
marleed There‘s a sequel now too - When We Left Cuba. 9mo
OriginalCyn620 @marleed I did not know that! 9mo
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Eggs
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Havana, ooh na-na
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na🎶

Love the cover of this book and Cuba‘s history is fascinating.

#havana #amonthofsongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Velvetfur Oohh I've heard that song here and there! Who's it by, please? I'd like to look it up properly! 9mo
Sungirl79 Great book!!! 9mo
bookandcat @Velvetfur Camila Cabello (she used to be part of 5th harmony but went solo). Song is called Havana. 9mo
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Velvetfur @bookandcat Thank you! I don't know who 5th Harmony are either, I'm just not well up on modern music, lol! 9mo
OriginalCyn620 Great choice! 👌🏻 9mo
Velvetfur By the way, this book looks really good so I've stacked it 👍 9mo
bookandcat @Velvetfur they were a group put together on the USA version of the X Factor tv show (they didn't make it through as soloists so the judges put them together and said they were a group. One Direction had the same kind of start in the UK). They had a few hits. 9mo
heikemarie I literally until this very second thought RIhanna sung this song. HA! 9mo
Velvetfur @bookandcat Ah OK, I don't watch those kinds of programmes so thanks for the info, lol! 9mo
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Lea
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This started out slow for me and I was wondering what all the hype was. But it gets better. The love of Cuba really pulled me in. The history of the place and the people are what made this great. The romances were on the instalove scale but the connection between the generations is intriguing. #readwomen #readingwomenchallenge - multigenerational

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Amlaw49
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Wonderful story!