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When We Left Cuba

When We Left Cuba

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1950s: The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez

  • ISBN: 978-0451490865
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez – her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever – changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future – but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything – not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart…

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Cuba with Chanel Cleeton

Beatriz  is a member of the Perez family, one of the families who were wealthy until the revolution took everything from them and they were forced to flee to the USA. They now live in  Palm Beach, Florida as many people do who have also had to escape. There is  a mini Cuba now in Florida for the thousands who have managed to flee. The only thing many of them have however is freedom; they have lost everything else.

Beatriz it is said” ruled like a queen in Havana.” and so now makes it her mission to try and destroy the man who destroyed so many lives – Fidel Castro

Advice she is given:

“…you’re too young, too pretty, too sheltered to understand the world around you…your worth only lies in you beauty and what they can barter for it.”

In Florida life is very different and it’s here that Beatrice joins forces with the CIA and has targets Cuba and Fidel in her sights….but this is  a very personal fight indeed.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: When We Left Cuba

Destination: Havana, Miami Author/guide: Chanel Cleeton Departure: 1950, 2000s

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