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Our Last Days in Barcelona

(2022)
(The fifth book in the Cuba Saga series)
A novel by

 
 
When Isabel Perez travels to Barcelona to save her sister Beatriz, she discovers a shocking family secret in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton’s new novel.
 
Barcelona, 1964. Exiled from Cuba after the revolution, Isabel Perez has learned to guard her heart and protect her family at all costs. After Isabel’s sister Beatriz disappears in Barcelona, Isabel goes to Spain in search of her. Joining forces with an unlikely ally thrusts Isabel into her sister’s dangerous world of espionage, but it’s an unearthed piece of family history that transforms Isabel’s life.
 
Barcelona, 1936. Alicia Perez arrives in Barcelona after a difficult voyage from Cuba, her marriage in jeopardy and her young daughter Isabel in tow. Violence brews in Spain, the country on the brink of civil war, the rise of fascism threatening the world. When Cubans journey to Spain to join the International Brigades, Alicia’s past comes back to haunt her as she is unexpectedly reunited with the man who once held her heart.
 
Alicia and Isabel’s lives intertwine, and the past and present collide, as a mother and daughter are forced to choose between their family’s expectations and following their hearts.


Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A breathtakingly beautiful tale of love and loss. Readers will gasp, cry, and swoon and relate to the women in this incredible novel." - Alana Quintana Albertson

"Another satisfying story filled with all of the daring and glamour we have come to expect from the Perez sisters." - Kaia Alderson

"A mesmerizing novel filled with anticipation, romance and surprises that will captivate readers until the end." - Georgie Blalock

"At once thrilling, nostalgic, and utterly romantic...Readers will fall in love with the brave and charming Perez women." - Zoraida Córdova

"A profoundly moving story about sacrifices made in the name of family and legacy, and the lasting repercussions of losing one's homeland. Utterly captivating." - Fiona Davis

"A moving, beautifully written portrayal of the loss and limbo of displacement, and how women find the courage to begin again, to love again, and to ultimately become themselves against all odds." - Evie Dunmore

"This novel of family, loss, and war is not only an extraordinary journey through some of the 20th century's most pivotal struggles, but also an epic tale of what can happen when we have the courage to face who we really are--perhaps the most revolutionary thought of all. I loved it." - Kristin Harmel

"The Perez sisters are back in this moving follow-up to Next Year in Havana and When We Left Cuba." - Lorena Hughes

"A heartbreaking yet empowering story that beautifully depicts the strength of women as they bear the weight of familial obligation while trying to find their voice and follow their hearts." - Jane Igharo

"Cleeton's devoted fans as well as readers new to her work will be captivated by this original and evocative story of love, loyalty, betrayal and redemption." - Pam Jenoff

"Cleeton masterfully weaves a tale about mothers, daughters, and sisters, the sacrifices they make, the daring they brave, but most of all the eye opening journey of self discovery. Not to be missed!" - Eliza Knight

"Nobody writes about the special bond between sisters as well as Chanel Cleeton. This is the book you're going to want to read this summer!" - Natasha Lester

"Told with great care and sensitivity, this story will have you cheering for love's ability to prevail." - Susan Meissner

"Fans who've come to expect Cleeton's brilliant storytelling, vivid descriptions, historically accurate events, and beloved characters will rejoice in this extraordinary novel of heartbreak and resilience." - Lori Nelson Spielman

"Thrills, excites and surprises you from the very first page." - Shelley Noble

"This sun-splashed story is one of longing, loyalty, and the many complicated ways in which we can love within a family.... Told with heart and beauty [it] is irresistible." - Allison Pataki

"A powerhouse of a novel. Amidst the glamour and violence of Barcelona, Cleeton wraps the reader in a story that deals with the power of love, the bonds of family, and the heartbreaking choices to protect the ones we love." - Jennifer Probst

"There's no one better than Cleeton at intertwining tales of mothers and daughters with war and revolution... a riveting tale." - Kate Quinn

"Superbly paced, suspenseful, and sumptuous!" - Weina Dai Randel

"Place, family, and sacrifice complete the beautiful landscape painted in Chanel Cleeton's riveting masterpiece." - Vanessa Riley

"Impeccably researched, Cleeton once again strikes that perfect balance between historical fiction and the kind of love story that appeals to the romantic in all of us." - Renée Rosen

"This beautiful reflection on family, politics, and love will keep you reading late into the night." - Bryn Turnbull


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