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“Sometimes, when there’s nothing left to burn, we set ourselves on fire.”

Set in Madrid during the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco in the year 1957.
Tourist and businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is Daniel, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents. Photography and fate introduce him to Ana a maid at the Hotel he is staying.

This is my second book from this author and the second time that I fell in love with one of her stories.
Beautifully written and told by multiple points of view this book was both mermerizing and heartbreaking.
I love Historical Fiction and I was fascinated learning more from this time period while reading it.
A beautiful story about survival, love and bravery, a new favorite!

“Some friendships are born of commonality. Others of proximity. And some friendships, often the unlikely ones, are born of survival.”

“Gold is tried by fire and brave men by adversity.”

“Truth breaks the chain of silence. It sets us all free.”