“Fortunately, I’ve never been much for listening to what other people say.” ~ When We Left Cuba, Chanel Cleeton ~
Beatriz Perez finds herself exiled in Florida after the Cuban Revolution. Her twin brother killed during the Revolution, her families fortune are social standing loss. While her father works to rebuild his business and her mother works to rebuild their social standing through her daughters marriages, Beatriz is determined to find her own path.
Beatriz is tired of life in exile, she wants to return to her life in Cuba; she wants to avenge her brother’s death. Recruited by the CIA Beatriz plans to get close enough to Fidel Castro and get her revenge. She doesn’t count on falling in love with an man with his own political ambitions.
When We Left Cuba is a wonderful summer read. Be sure to find a comfy seat poolside or a good sandy spot on the beach while and let the ocean provide the soundtrack.