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The Last Train to Key West In Three Women Are Forever Changed When One Of The Most Powerful Hurricanes In History Barrels Toward The Florida Keys In New York Timesbestselling Author Chanel Cleeton S Captivating New NovelEveryone Journeys To Key West Searching For Something For The Tourists Traveling On Henry Flagler S Legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day Weekend Is An Opportunity To Forget The Economic Depression Gripping The Nation But One Person S Paradise Can Be Another S Prison, And Key West Native Helen Berner Yearns To EscapeThe Cuban Revolution Of Left Mirta Perez S Family In A Precarious Position After An Arranged Wedding In Havana, Mirta Arrives In The Keys On Her Honeymoon While She Can T Deny The Growing Attraction To The Stranger She S Married, Her New Husband S Illicit Business Interests May Threaten Not Only Her Relationship, But Her LifeElizabeth Preston S Trip From New York To Key West Is A Chance To Save Her Once Wealthy Family From Their Troubles As A Result Of The Wall Street Crash Her Quest Takes Her To The Camps Occupied By Veterans Of The Great War And Pairs Her With An Unlikely Ally On A Treacherous Hunt Of His OwnOver The Course Of The Holiday Weekend, The Women S Paths Cross Unexpectedly, And The Danger Swirling Around Them Is Matched Only By The Terrifying Force Of The Deadly Storm Threatening The Keys Jesus, I can t wait for this book to be in my possession. NOW AVAILABLE After thinking about this novel for a few days I am going to bump my rating up to a 5 When I am still feeling something for the characters and story after 3 days it s a story that I can highly recommend This novel was a fantastic escape read and just what I wanted to read right now I had read Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton and really liked it, that setting was mainly in Cuba We have three main protagonists in this novel The novel takes place in Key West and the o NOW AVAILABLE After thinking about this novel for a few days I am going to bump my rating up to a 5 When I am still feeling something for the characters and story after 3 days it s a story that I can highly recommend This novel was a fantastic escape read and just what I wanted to read right now I had read Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton and really liked it, that setting was mainly in Cuba We have three main protagonists in this novel The novel takes place in Key West and the other keys in Florida after WWI and during the Depression when so many had very little.The story is told basically from three points of view Mirta is a previously well off young Cuban woman whose family lost money, property, their power, to the Castro regime She agreed to marry a man whom she barely knows who is willing to help her family out of their financial situation Her viewpoint is a stormy one I enjoyed this character and her determination to find a way out of this marriage If I have to pick a favorite character, Mirta would be the one Helen is a woman who has been through very tough and sometimes brutal times with her husband She was a young, kind and happy young bride once but her husband has drastically changed She is nine months pregnant and still working as a waitress in the local cafe She is a favorite among many of the customers There is a man who has been watching her, is he trouble or can he be her ticket out of Key West and her marriage Helen is afraid for her life and her baby s Elizabeth is a very unique character She was part of a prominent New York family, her father and brother were stock traders and they lost most of their money in the crash She is also searching for a man, but not a husband, her brother who has been lost to her for many, many years.This book is well researched and documents The Labor Day hurricane of 1935, that struck the Florida Keys and is one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history There were many veterans who were sent to work on the Railroad being built and were housed in tents and shacks Many people were poor and even homeless after the crash The writing is fluid and this is a quick, page turner of a story I think this is the strongest of Ms Cleeton s books Her descriptions of the Florida landscape and ocean were beautiful The characters were well defined and believable These are characters that you can root for This book described a hurricane in a very sensory way, I could visualize the force of the winds as it tore through the small towns and then the Tidal Wave afterwards which hit whatever was left after the hurricane winds.This was another fun read with my buddy DeAnn and we both enjoyed it.I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss.This novel is set to publish on June 16, 2020 For our first trip away alone after becoming parents, my husband and I drove to Key West in a sports car What can I say, we were younger then, ha If I close my eyes I can still see the stunning beauty as we traveled the Overseas Highway I can transport myself back in time and smell the frangipani and taste the key lime pie It wasn t the fanciest vacation we ve ever been on, but I remember every detail of that trip We have hesitated to go back for fear it couldn t possibly live up to our m For our first trip away alone after becoming parents, my husband and I drove to Key West in a sports car What can I say, we were younger then, ha If I close my eyes I can still see the stunning beauty as we traveled the Overseas Highway I can transport myself back in time and smell the frangipani and taste the key lime pie It wasn t the fanciest vacation we ve ever been on, but I remember every detail of that trip We have hesitated to go back for fear it couldn t possibly live up to our memories.When I saw this book was set in Key West and also featured a disaster I was eager to dig in The chapters alternate between three main female characters Helen, Mirta, and Elizabeth.Helen is a Key West native, poor and pregnant with an abusive husband, Mirta is Cuban and arrives for a honeymoon with her new husband from an arranged marriage, and the newly poor Elizabeth arrives from New York on a mysterious mission Their stories appear to be unconnected but the author eventually brings them together in surprising and some might say, unbelievable ways.I appreciated learning about the historic 1935 Category 5 hurricane, and the little known history of the plan to connect the Keys via railroad using WWI vets for labor The storm was a monster and the vets were treated deplorably Unfortunately, the book lightly glossed over both of these events and I went to the internet to learnIt was the romances of these 3 women that took center stage.It s not a bad book by any means, it just wasn t for me I expect to suspend some disbelief when reading but there s a tipping point where my eyes start to roll Some readers will appreciate that it was light on history and realism, and heavy on fluff Marialyce and I buddy read this together, anticipating acomplex story but were left disappointed.Recommended for fans of historical romance If you re looking for an easy feel good story with short chapters that propel the story along at a fast pace, this would be a great one to toss in the beach bag I received a digital copy of this book from Edelweiss for review All opinions are my own For our duo reviews please visit Chanel Cleeton has this way of writing characters I grow to care about, and I especially love how she writes strong women.The three women meet unexpectedly on a holiday weekend, and not only are they each in precarious positions, there s also a storm bearing down on the Florida Keys As someone who has experienced several hurricanes and tropical storms, I found Cleeton was on point with what it feels like through every sense to be on the ground during these storms, and the historical time period Chanel Cleeton has this way of writing characters I grow to care about, and I especially love how she writes strong women.The three women meet unexpectedly on a holiday weekend, and not only are they each in precarious positions, there s also a storm bearing down on the Florida Keys As someone who has experienced several hurricanes and tropical storms, I found Cleeton was on point with what it feels like through every sense to be on the ground during these storms, and the historical time period fascinated me With this backdrop of danger, there is love and romance, too If you enjoy historicals a smidgeon the romance spectrum, you have got to check out this book and author.About the book In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton s captivating new novel.I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader

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