Next Year in Havana

Next Year in Havana

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest-- After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots o...

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Title:Next Year in Havana
Author:Chanel Cleeton
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Next Year in Havana
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:361 pages pages

Next Year in Havana Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Sep 11, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...

    When I was asked to review Next Year in Havana, it was a tough choice to make. It seemed so far out of my wheelhouse and I?ve had bad luck in the past with celebrity book club picks, so I had no clue what to expect from this! Since I make a habit of not accepting review requests for ...

    4.5 Stars!! A very good read. ...

    Reasons that this book was thoroughly unimpressive: 1. "My eyes slam closed." This is the perfect example of why I didn't enjoy the writing style. It was mediocre at best and at worst, well, try slamming your eyes closed (I did, and I just don't buy it). 2. Insta-love. Both sets ...

    ?To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world - the air you breath, the earth you walk upon - taken from you. They exist on the other side of a wall - there and not - unaltered by time and circumstance, preserved in a perfect memory in a land of dreams.? 4 won...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Nov 03, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Oct 04, 2017

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

  • Alana Gale
    Apr 12, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...

    When I was asked to review Next Year in Havana, it was a tough choice to make. It seemed so far out of my wheelhouse and I?ve had bad luck in the past with celebrity book club picks, so I had no clue what to expect from this! Since I make a habit of not accepting review requests for ...

    4.5 Stars!! A very good read. ...

    Reasons that this book was thoroughly unimpressive: 1. "My eyes slam closed." This is the perfect example of why I didn't enjoy the writing style. It was mediocre at best and at worst, well, try slamming your eyes closed (I did, and I just don't buy it). 2. Insta-love. Both sets ...

  • Dem
    Aug 06, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

  • Melanie
    Jul 11, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

  • Lori
    Feb 19, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

  • Liz
    Jul 24, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 25, 2017

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

  • Susanne  Strong
    Sep 09, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

  • Angela M
    Mar 13, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

  • Julie
    Jul 14, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

  • Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
    Mar 13, 2019

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...

    When I was asked to review Next Year in Havana, it was a tough choice to make. It seemed so far out of my wheelhouse and I?ve had bad luck in the past with celebrity book club picks, so I had no clue what to expect from this! Since I make a habit of not accepting review requests for ...

    4.5 Stars!! A very good read. ...

    Reasons that this book was thoroughly unimpressive: 1. "My eyes slam closed." This is the perfect example of why I didn't enjoy the writing style. It was mediocre at best and at worst, well, try slamming your eyes closed (I did, and I just don't buy it). 2. Insta-love. Both sets ...

    ?To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world - the air you breath, the earth you walk upon - taken from you. They exist on the other side of a wall - there and not - unaltered by time and circumstance, preserved in a perfect memory in a land of dreams.? 4 won...

    LIVE AMAZON http://amzn.to/2E4hN25 4,5-5 Beautiful stars "At the end of the day the only thing you have left is what you stand for." I'm speechless, such a beautiful and powerful story!I have no words, I'm still processing what I just read!I have read and loved almost all Ch...

    4.5 stars- This book made me so emotional! I feel like I learned so much about the state of Cuba, both past and present, and I truly feel for the people who've suffered and lost so much. It was definitely tough to read at times because of the nature of the political climate, but I care...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Sep 21, 2017

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...

    When I was asked to review Next Year in Havana, it was a tough choice to make. It seemed so far out of my wheelhouse and I?ve had bad luck in the past with celebrity book club picks, so I had no clue what to expect from this! Since I make a habit of not accepting review requests for ...

    4.5 Stars!! A very good read. ...

    Reasons that this book was thoroughly unimpressive: 1. "My eyes slam closed." This is the perfect example of why I didn't enjoy the writing style. It was mediocre at best and at worst, well, try slamming your eyes closed (I did, and I just don't buy it). 2. Insta-love. Both sets ...

    ?To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world - the air you breath, the earth you walk upon - taken from you. They exist on the other side of a wall - there and not - unaltered by time and circumstance, preserved in a perfect memory in a land of dreams.? 4 won...

    LIVE AMAZON http://amzn.to/2E4hN25 4,5-5 Beautiful stars "At the end of the day the only thing you have left is what you stand for." I'm speechless, such a beautiful and powerful story!I have no words, I'm still processing what I just read!I have read and loved almost all Ch...

  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    Feb 04, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Oct 18, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

  • Jennifer Kyle
    Feb 27, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...

    When I was asked to review Next Year in Havana, it was a tough choice to make. It seemed so far out of my wheelhouse and I?ve had bad luck in the past with celebrity book club picks, so I had no clue what to expect from this! Since I make a habit of not accepting review requests for ...

    4.5 Stars!! A very good read. ...

  • Christy
    Jul 14, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    Feb 04, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Jan 22, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Jul 29, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...

    When I was asked to review Next Year in Havana, it was a tough choice to make. It seemed so far out of my wheelhouse and I?ve had bad luck in the past with celebrity book club picks, so I had no clue what to expect from this! Since I make a habit of not accepting review requests for ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Nov 20, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

  • Jen
    Jun 12, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

  • Warda
    Mar 04, 2019

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

  • Georgia Howard
    Feb 07, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

  • Holly  B
    Oct 15, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

  • Bkwmlee
    Nov 18, 2017

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

    I am not a huge fan of historical fiction, but I loved this book. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and I'm so happy I took a chance on this book. It is beautifully written, and I feel like I learned so much while reading it. This story goes back in forth between two chara...

    For me, the worst kinds of books are those that disappoint. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton promised an intriguing glimpse into the mystery of Havana, that forbidden place that?s been sequestered by corrupt government and untouched by big brand corporate America, indeed isol...

    Every once in a while I start a book and from page one I am completely enamored with every aspect of the book - the plot, the characters, the setting, and the relationships. Next Year in Havana is this type of book; as I read, I was constantly ruminating about how fabulous the book was...

    Boy, 2018 has been epic so far... My heart is full. Full with love for the characters of this book. With shame about my ignorance of the danger and problems Cuban people still face on a daily basis. Admiration for their bravery and pride. Affection for their good hearts. ...

    I have mixed feelings on this one. I loved parts & I disliked others. I loved Elise?s story... the struggles she faced in a changing Cuba were heartbreaking. I had a vague knowledge of Cuba?s tumultuous past & present, so I really found that part very interesting. At the sa...

    4.5 stars! ?Am I dangerous?? ?I have a feeling you just might be.? I made a resolution to myself last year that I would make more of an effort to read new to me authors when selecting future books. Chanel Cleeton is a new to me author, and when I saw the cover ...

    Enjoyed it! A love story that spans generations... The story alternates between Havana in 1958 and Miami in 2017. Elisa and the Perez sisters were daughters of a wealthy Cuban sugar baron and were living aluxurious life in Havana. They were shielded from the horrors of th...

    4.5 stars I was enamored with this book from the very first page and found it very difficult to put down after I started reading it! I will admit that I was reluctant to read this one at first, as I don?t typically read romance novels and being that most of this author?s previou...

  • Katie B
    Jul 15, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...

    4 Stars. Family, Heartache, History, Life, Loss and Love. This is the story of ?Next Year in Havana? by Chanel Cleeton. Cuba, 1958: Elisa Perez is a nineteen year old heiress when she meets Pablo, at a dinner party. Their chemistry is immediate and undeniable. It is love at ...

    3.5 Stars I love books where the protagonist tries to discover the roots of her identity and and this is what drew me to this novel. I enjoyed Chanel Cleeton's Next year in Havana as it took me on a journey to Cuba which a country I have read very little about and by the conclusio...

    This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to read it. I don't normally comment on book covers, but this one is absolutely stunning and whoever designed it deserves some praise. The story that unfolded between the front and back cover...

  • Miranda Reads
    Sep 16, 2018

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

  • Lucy Langford
    Jan 27, 2019

    "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, had a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined l...

    I always enjoy knowing an author?s inspiration for a story. In the acknowledgments, which introduce the book, Chanel Cleeeton call this ?the book of my heart? and thanks her family for sharing their stories. It wasn?t until I heard her in an interview relating a story that her ...

    ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review. ?We carry our home with us in our hearts, laden with hope. So much hope.? Next Year in Havana is such an amazing book that had me crying all the happy tears, all the sad tears, and all the in-between tears. I feel ...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. As a voracious reader and reviewer, I?m in favor of anything that promotes books and creates more interest in them. So, I view the proliferation of celebrity book clubs as a good thing. This is Reese Witherspoon?s July BOMC selection. And it?s a very wor...

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a 2018 Penguin/Berkley publication. Cuba- 1958 Elisa Perez, a sugar heiress, falls in love with a revolutionary. But, their lives are so far removed from one another the relationship is one that seems doomed from the start. Sure enough, s...

    I?m a sucker for Cuba. It?s a destination of choice for a number of reasons including its history, its traditions, the people and of course, its coffee. This story takes us through 2 story lines: 1959 and decades later to 2017. With 2 love stories. After Marisol?s grandmother p...

    [4.5 ?] Goodness, this book took my breath away. I do not think I have the ability to express how much I loved it, and the impact the story had on me. There?s so much to it, so much heart, soul and passion that leaped off those words and I was swept away at every moment. I h...

    A familiar yet unique story, deeply evocative, and mesmerizing. I devoured this book and enjoyed every sentence. The story is told in my favorite form of narration, alternating points of view and timelines. The novel begins in the days when the Cuban revolution started and travels t...

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} In one step, I know power, the drugging effect of it coursing through my veins. With one step I am removed from the fringes and thrust in the middle of my life. In that space of the step, my world shifts. Everything is ...

    This was such an enthralling read. It was really well written and also extremely eye opening???? I learned SO MANY THINGS about Cuba that I had no idea about before and it definitely makes me want to research and learn more. Also: v steamy romances! ...

    3.5 There are so many fantastic elements to this novel. The book opens with the Perez family fleeing Cuba after the revolution. This is the first thread of the story. The second is Elise Perez's granddaughter Marisol, traveling to Cuba, sixty years later to scatter her ashes in the cou...

    A moving dual timeline historical novel set in Cuba, both in modern times and during the 1958-59 period of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Havana, Cuba (the author specifically mentions how many old cars and vehicles are still on the streets - most Cubans can't replace the...

    4.5**** "Next year in Havana- It's the toast we never stop saying, because the dream of it never comes true." This book had a dual time line; one in 1958 featuring Elisa, the daughter of an important sugar baron. She is part of Cuba's high society largely sheltered from the count...