Cuba, 1958. Elisa is only 16 years old when she meets Duardo, and she knows he's the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel determined to fight in Castro's army, and Elisa is forced to leave behind her homeland and rebuild her life in distant England. But how can she stop longing for the warmth of Havana when the music of the rumba still calls to her?
England, 2012. Grace has a troubled relationship with her father, whom she blames for her beloved mother's untimely death. And this year more than ever she could do with a shoulder to cry on - Grace's career is in flux, she isn't sure she wants the baby her husband is so desperate to have and, worst of all, she's begun to develop feelings for their best friend, Theo.
Theo is a Cuban-born magician, but even he can't make Grace's problems disappear. Is the passion Grace feels for Theo enough to risk her family's happiness?
From best-selling author Rosanna Ley comes an exotic tale of love, family and friendship set between England and Cuba.
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A bit mixed
This story line had promise but was too slow, dreary and predictable. I have enjoyed all the authors other books as a good relaxing read with well developed characters and a little mystery thrown in. However I really struggled to finish this book and thought it was poor compared with her other novels. The story was trite, the characters boring and irritating and not likeable at all.
Made it about half the length!
The narration was appalling. There were pauses in the wrong places which completely detracted from the story and the dubious accents used for the men and the Cubans were awful, completely unnecessary and frankly, were laughable. I would not want to listen to another book narrated by this person again.
I will read Rosanna's next book as they are excellent books to read on holiday or to listen to while driving. I just hope it will be better than this one!
- musical granny