Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wednesday A-Z


Wednesday A-Z is a meme hosted by Vicki at Reading at the Beach.

Post:

1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.

This week begins with the letter I. Here is my book.

Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende

Synopsis:

This magisterial work of historical fiction recounts the astonishing life of Inés Suárez, a daring Spanish conquistadora who toiled to build the nation of Chile—and whose vital role has too often been neglected by history.


It is the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and when Inés’s shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure. After a treacherous journey to Peru, she learns of his death in battle. She meets and begins a passionate love affair with a man who seeks only honor and glory: Pedro Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro. Together, Inés and Valdivia will build the new city of Santiago and wage a ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. The horrific struggle will change them forever, pulling each toward their separate destinies.

Inés of My Soul is a work of breathtaking scope, written with the narrative brilliance and passion readers have come to expect from Isabel Allende.

9 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Okay, this is another book for my list! Isabel Allende is someone I've been wanting to read.

Here's my I book:

http://laurel-rain-outonalimb.blogspot.com/2010/04/z-wednesday.html

Vicki said...

This is a new author to me!

Thanks for playing this week!

Beth said...

Sounds very intriguing. Here is my "I" book.

fredamans said...

Sounds very good!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/to-z-starts-with-i.html

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I've read Isabelle Allende. I love her writing. I'll be adding this one to my TBR list. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Irene said...

thank you for your suggestion, it interests me a great deal. P.S. love your kitty in the basket, he almost looks like he's squinting away from the flash.

Kim said...

I have not read anything by Allende, but this sound great! Mine is finally up--albeit a little late.
*smiles*

Nise' said...

Like historical fiction!

bookmagic said...

I have this but haven't read it yet. ( I could say that about so many books)
I love Allende's early work