The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas

Title: The Hacienda Author: Isabel Cañas Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Beatriz has just gotten married to Rodolfo Solórzanos not long after being arrested by Mexico’s newly founded republic after their war for independence with Spain. She and Rodolfo move to his house, Hacienda San Isidro. Beatriz longs to make the house hers. But notContinue reading “The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas”

The Painter of Battles – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Title: The Painter of Battles Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Translator: Margaret Sayers Peden Genre: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction Plot: Andrés Faulques is a world renowned war photographer. He’s retired to the Spanish coast to work on a mural for himself. Then a man shows up unexpectedly shows up. He challenges Faulques to remember him and theContinue reading “The Painter of Battles – Arturo Pérez-Reverte”

Malinche – Laura Esquivel

Title: Maliche Author: Laura Esquivel Translator: Ernesto Mestre-Reed Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Malinalli has been a slave since she was a young girl. With the Spanish Conquistador’s arrival, the two cultures need interpreters. Malinalli is chosen to be Hernán Cortés interpreter. His ambition is great and he needs an interpreter of Malinalli’s skill to makeContinue reading “Malinche – Laura Esquivel”

The Saga of the Ancient Family- Eva García Sáenz

Titles: The Immortal Collection (book 1), The Sons of Adam (book 2) Author: Eva García Sáenz Translator: Lilit Žekulin Thwaites Plot: Book 1 – Adriana is the newest hire at the Museum of Archeology in Santander, Spain. Her specialty is prehistory and has recently returned to Santander after living in Madrid. Her sister-in-law, Elisa, gotContinue reading “The Saga of the Ancient Family- Eva García Sáenz”

The Queen of the South – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

English Title: The Queen of the South Original Spanish Title: La Reina del Sur Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Translated from Spanish by: Andrew Hurley Genre: Realistic Fiction Plot: Teresa Mendoza is the boyfriend of a drug smuggler. He works in Sinaloa, Mexico and flies the planes. Teresa’s life is shattered when she receives a call fromContinue reading “The Queen of the South – Arturo Pérez-Reverte”

The Siege – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

English Title: The Siege Original Spanish Title: El Asiedo Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Translated from Spanish by: Frank Wynne Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction Plot: The city of Seville is under siege by Napoleon’s army in 1811. The French navy is blockading the city. The ships send cannons on an almost daily basis to remind the citizensContinue reading “The Siege – Arturo Pérez-Reverte”

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