Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Giveaway and Review of Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

The Perez girls were the talk of the town for many reasons.

The day they had to leave Cuba was not pleasant but a necessary event.

We meet the girls when their family was prosperous and in power, and then we move to when the granddaughter of Elisa Perez, Marisol, comes back to Havana as a grown woman and a journalist to find a place to spread her grandmother’s ashes in her beloved Cuba.

What her granddaughter finds is a box that her grandmother had buried and was told to keep for Marisol.  What Marisol finds inside the box is upsetting and reveals something no one ever knew or perhaps something Elisa never told anyone.

Marisol is determined to find out more, but is warned about the danger of looking into someone's past.

Ms. Chantell has a mesmerizing effect on you as you read about the adventures and lives of the Perez girls and of living in Cuba then and now.

Her descriptions of the scenery, the kitchens, the food, and simply everything is detailed, beautiful, and exquisite.

Let’s not forget that absolutely gorgeous cover, and remember that no book can be complete without a little bit of love and romance.

The book was a lesson in the history of Cuba and its people. If you have an interest in the history of Cuba, NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA will be a book you won't want to miss. 

The secret that Marisol finds out about her grandmother is sweet but heartbreaking.  

ENJOY if you read NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA.  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Contest has ended, and our winner is Tera from Michigan.


Thanks to everyone who stopped and to everyone who entered the giveaway.


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  1. Have you read the book yet?

    If not, you will want to.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I have it on my list. Glad you liked it. I will never get through all the books I want to read.

    1. It will take a life time. :)

      Thanks for commenting, recca.

  3. It's been on my list since I heard about it a couple of months ago. Can't wait to read it!

    1. It is an excellent read.

      ENJOY when you read the book, Kim, and thanks for commenting.

  4. Elizabeth,
    Thank you for your review and giveaway. I will add a link to my blog's sidebar. I'm glad that you enjoyed this book.

    1. Thank you, Suko. Very nice of you.

      Thanks for commenting.