Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa

Four women, four stories, four different time periods.

Three of them - Ally, Lilith, Nadine - mothers who find themselves in similar situations - they had to send their daughters away to protect them because of war and prejudice.  The fourth is Luna who never married.

Ally was born in Germany and had to give up Lilith because she was a mixed race child that Germany classified unfit because of the "racial hygiene" laws .

She sent Lilith to Cuba with a German couple where they never heard from each other again, where Lilth married Martin, had a child Nadine, and a child that had to be sent out of the country when the Cuban Revolution happened.

Nadine wants to know about her heritage and goes to Berlin.  Nadine has a daughter Luna.  Luna wants to help her mother find peace with their pasts, and they both go back to Cuba.

It took a bit to get into the book, but historical fiction fans will devour this very beautifully written, complex read that pulls at your heart strings and shows the power of motherly love and a cruel world. 

The alluring, gorgeous cover adds to the captivating storyline. 4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.