Conquistadora

Conquistadora

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An epic novel of love, discovery, and adventure by the author of the best-selling memoir When I Was Puerto Rican.

As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Le#65533;n. And in handsome twin brothers Ram#65533;n and Inocente--both in love with Ana--she finds a way to get there. She marries Ram#65533;n, and in 1844, just eighteen, she travels across the ocean to a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited on the island.

Ana faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolation, and the dangers of the untamed countryside even as she relishes the challenge of running Hacienda los Gemelos. But when the Civil War breaks out in the United States, Ana finds her livelihood, and perhaps even her life, threatened by the very people on whose backs her wealth has been built: the hacienda's slaves, whose richly drawn stories unfold alongside her own. And when at last Ana falls for a man who may be her destiny--a once-forbidden love--she will sacrifice nearly everything to keep hold of the land that has become her true home.

This is a sensual, riveting tale, set in a place where human passions and cruelties collide: thrilling history that has never before been brought so vividly and unforgettably to life.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [United States] : Books on Tape, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307938978
0307938972
Branch Call Number: ONLINE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.

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jbmccloskey Jul 27, 2013

Not a bad story and I learned a lot about Puerto Rico. Did drag on a bit, but kept my attention.

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