Thursday, January 04, 2007

Book Review: Inés of My Soul

Ines of My Soul *Click here to request this book* Inés of My Soul, by Isabel Allende
Heat, passion, blood, warfare-- all these elements are the basis of Allende's new novel. The backdrop is the conquest of Chile by the Spanish in the 1500's. Inés, a poor seamstress from Spain, travels to the Americas to find her husband. Later, after learning that her husband was killed, she falls in love with Pedro de Valdivia, who leads a group of swashbuckling Hidalgos. This novel is full of rich language and lush surroundings. However, I still think Zorro is Allende's best so far. --The Reference Staff

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