Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana

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-- After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots o...

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Title:Next Year in Havana
Author:Chanel Cleeton
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Genres:Historical
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback

Next Year in Havana Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jun 28, 2017
    Next year in Havana is one of those books that I took one look at and just knew that I wanted to read. The cover is breathtakingly beautiful and the blurb promised the reader an unforgettable story. I was very interested in Che Guevara in my early twenties, and I still find him to be a...
  • Amy Bruno
    Oct 30, 2017
    Absolute page-turner! Full review to follow... ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Dec 21, 2017
    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...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Oct 04, 2017
    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with the every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book...
  • Lori
    Feb 19, 2018
    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 25, 2017
    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Jan 31, 2018
    5 Words: Family, love, friendship, loyalty, memories. I am going to try to keep this spoiler free, so it will be brief. But go buy this book. Next Year in Havana is the loveliest blend of past and present. It is written beautifully, rich with imagery. The little details really ma...
  • Angela M
    Mar 13, 2018
    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...
  • Sophia
    Jan 28, 2018
    Already familiar with this author's work in her contemporary military romance trilogy, I was intrigued by this latest project with its blend of historical fiction, women's fiction, and star-crossed romance. With a setting like modern Cuba and the Cuba of the late fifties, I was well aw...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Feb 12, 2018
    DNF I loved Chanel Cleeton?s Wild Aces series, but this was nothing like it. That was fine, but this just had such a slow start, I was really bored out of my mind. I ended up skimming a large portion. I just wasn?t in the mood for the tragic historical romance that takes up muc...
  • Jen
    Nov 24, 2017
    I?m having trouble putting words to my thoughts right now, and the tears streaming down my face don?t help, but that was fantastic. Not at all what I was expecting when I started, yet everything I wanted to read. And then some. If I had to describe this in one word it would be ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Feb 06, 2018
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This was such a lovely story! I have to admit that the beautiful cover of this book is what first caught my attention. Once I took a closer look, I decided to give it a try since the story sounded really interesting. Th...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Sep 21, 2017
    LIVE AMAZON http://amzn.to/2E4hN25 4,5-5 Beautiful stars "At the end of the day the only thing you have left is what you stand for." I'm speechless, such a beautiful and powerful story!I have no words, I'm still processing what I just read!I have read and loved almost all Ch...
  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
    Feb 04, 2018
    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...
  • Carlene Inspired
    Jun 28, 2017
    Oh my, it is impossible to give this book the proper review it deserves. I can't summarize it in a way that shows you just how wonderful this book was to read, you just have to read it yourself. Next Year in Havana is a beautiful, heart wrenching tale that brings Cuba and its inhabitan...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Feb 06, 2018
    Marisol Ferrara was raised by her late grandmother, Elisa, who immigrated from Cuba in the 1950?s. Her grandmother?s dying wish was to have her ashes scattered in her native Havana. Marisol works as a freelance journalist in Miami and will use this opportunity to write a piece on t...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    Feb 27, 2018
    4.5 Stars!! A very good read. ...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    Feb 04, 2018
    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Jan 26, 2018
    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...
  • Eliza
    Sep 30, 2017
    ?4.5 STARS? Although born in America, Cuba has always been at the heart of Marisol Ferrera?s upbringing. Regaled with tales of its complex and rich history, her grandmother has always instilled a sense of pride in her. It?s through the loss of her Grandmother that Mari...
  • Hollis
    Jan 18, 2018
    There's a violence to our history that gets lost somewhere in the telling, buried beneath beautiful scenery, the deceptively blue sea and sky, the palm trees swaying placidly in the breeze. It's the sound of firing squads that echo in the wind. As a fan of Cleeton's light, yet angst...
  • Dorie
    Dec 22, 2017
    This is one of the best books in the historical fiction genre that I have read this year. The story is a good one and very pertinent to our times since the US relationship with Cuba is still slowly changing under the new regime. As the book will tell us, however, the average Cuban live...
  • Zoe
    Jan 22, 2018
    Atmospheric, absorbing, and incredibly heartfelt! Next Year in Havana is a riveting tale that sweeps you into a country ravished by rebellion, oppression, economic instability, and political upheaval, and a populace that's confused, disappointed, angry and struggling with self-ident...
  • Janelle
    Feb 11, 2018
    NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton - Thank you so much to Berkley Publishing for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. There are many reasons why I love this book but one very important one is Cuba. I have a dream to travel to many countries and I love when authors ta...
  • Lia Riley
    Jun 25, 2017
    My heart! This book was everything I wanted-historical fiction at its finest. A gorgeous story of upheaval, family, loss and love. Expanded review to come. ...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Mar 06, 2018
    Elisa Perez and her sisters enjoyed a privileged life in Cuba. Their father was in the sugar business which afforded them more liberties than most Cuban citizens. As the revolution against Batista (who at least outwardly, was supported by Elisa's father) grew, the political climate...
  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    Oct 04, 2017
    ?Next Year in Havana? is one of those historical fiction stories that will immediately take you back in time to experience EVERYTHING all over again. Pain, loss, fear, anguish, and joy for the unknown is what will keep you wanting to know more. Told from dual pov?...
  • Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
    Feb 01, 2018
    "I've fallen in love with a revolutionary." or two... Two couples. Two different times. One revolution. ALL THE FUCKING FEELINGS!!! Every now and again a book completely takes you by surprise. Next Year in Havana is one of those books. I have read and loved some of ...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    Feb 03, 2018
    What incredible imagery this author created. I was just a few chapters in and already had the urge to google Havana, Cuba trying to find the homes being described in 1958. This was a very unique book for me. Full of Cuban politics and flashing back and forth in time between two couples...
  • Bkwmlee
    Feb 07, 2018
    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...