April 9, 2019
Women’s Fiction/Historical Fiction
In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life–and heart–to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.
Beautiful. Daring. Deadly.
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…
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Chanel Cleeton is the USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana. Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family’s exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She loves to travel and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.
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PRAISE FOR WHEN WE LEFT CUBA
WHEN WE LEFT CUBA – Chanel Cleeton’s dazzling return to the Perez family – is Beatriz’s glamorous and heartbreaking story, set against the vividly drawn backdrop of the Cold War. By turns a captivating historical novel, a sweeping love story, and a daring tale of espionage — I absolutely adored this gem of a novel. Jillian Cantor, author of THE LOST LETTER and IN ANOTHER TIME
Scintillating…. An intriguing dive into the turbulent Cuban-American history of the 1960s, and the unorthodox choices made by a strong historical woman.
Marie Benedict, author of The Only Woman in the Room
This is the absolute perfect follow up to Next Year in Havana. A socialite turned spy, out to avenge the death of her bother who was murdered at the hands of Fidel Castro sets the stage for this extraordinary novel. Cleeton takes us on a fast-paced journey through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, up to Kennedy’s assassination and beyond. Beatriz Perez will steal your heart just as she steals a handsome senator’s. Rich in historic detail, When We Left Cuba has it all—the excitement of a page-turning thriller, the sizzle of a steamy romance and the elegant prose of a master storyteller. Chanel Cleeton has hit this one out of the park! Renee Rosen, author of Park Avenue Summer
In a tale as tempestuous as Cuba itself, When We Left Cuba is the revolutionary story of one woman’s bold courage and her many sacrifices for her beloved country. An absolutely spectacular read! Stephanie Marie Thornton, author of American Princess
Beatriz Perez’s brand of vintage-Havana glamour dazzles with equal parts intrigue, rebellion, and romance to make for an unforgettable story. When We Left Cuba captures all of the suspense and drama of a fascinating period of Cuban-American history Elise Hooper, author of The Other Alcott
When We Left Cuba is a breathtaking book, and it captures what I love best about historical fiction–a story that grips my romantic heart, enlightens me about a time of which I know little, and leaves me thinking about it long after I’m done. If you loved Next Year in Havana, you’ll love When We Left Cuba.
Camille Di Maio, author of The Way of Beauty