Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Life is too short to be unhappy, to play it safe. To do what is expected of you rather than follow your heart

My Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Published: February 6, 2018

Format: Paperback

Source: Purchase

Revolutions don’t care much for broken hearts and shattered dreams.

I absolutely fell in love with this book! It has a uniquely entertaining style where the story told through two different timelines told from two different point of views in Havana Cuba.

We start of the story through Elisa eyes in Havana in 1958 at the start of the Cuban revolution. Elisa is the daughter of a wealthy sugar baron and part of Cuba’s high society. Elisa is for the most part completely sheltered from the political unrest that fills the streets of Havana, until she meets Pablo the handsome and forbidden revolutionary.

The we are introduced to Marisol in Miami in 2017 who is a freelance writer who has grown up with the romantic tells of Havana from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced flee Havana with her family during the revolution. When Elisa passes away she left in her will that she wants Marisol to return her ashes to Havana. From there the story is told through two separate timelines. Elisa’s story in 1958 and Marisol’s in 2017. It is beautifully written and a story I will always remember.

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