16 Aug 2016

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Book Review / Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding

A young woman's journey of discovery takes her to a world of forbidden passion, savage beauty, and revenge.

Spring, 1950. Alexandra de Falla, a half-English, half-Spanish young writer abandons her privileged but suffocating life in London and travels to Spain to be reunited with her long-estranged family.

Instead of providing the sense of belonging she yearns for, the de Fallas are driven by seething emotions, and in the grip of the wild customs and traditions of Andalucia, all of which are alien to Alexandra.

Among the strange characters and sultry heat of this country, she meets the man who awakens emotions she hardly knew existed. But their path is strewn with obstacles: dangerous rivals, unpredictable events, and inevitable indiscretions. What does Alexandra's destiny hold for her in this flamboyant land of drama and all-consuming passions, where blood is ritually poured on to the sands of sun-drenched bullfighting arenas, mysterious gypsies are embroiled in magic and revenge, and beautiful dark-eyed dancers hide their secrets behind elegant lacy fans?

"Indiscretion"is a story of love and identity, and the clash of idealsin the pursuit of happiness. But can love survive in a world where scandal and danger are never far away?


Published:     9th April 2015
Publisher:  London Wall Publishing
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, Andalucian Nights
Source:  Review Copy from Author

MY REVIEW 


What I loved about this story...  Having already read Burning Embers and absolutely loved it I was so excited to get stuck into this book (and read the entire trilogy also!).  1950s Spain is an era and place in the world that I haven't read much about so I was excited to get stuck into something new.  What I have found is that Hannah Fielding has a way of wording descriptions that made me feel right there in the moment seeing the sights, smelling the aromas from all around and listening to all what is going on.  I loved that.  Even from the beginning of the story I got a sense of history with each of the characters.  There is certainly a lot more going on with each character than meets the eye and certainly a lot to find out about!  I loved following Alexandra as she embarks on visiting her father in Spain and meeting family members she has never met before.  Unfortunately for Alexandra, getting along with those family members was not as straight forward as she probably hoped.  And, of course, you have the romance part of this story which was my favourite part.  I loved the' are they aren't they' storyline of Alexandra and a certain character which I won't mention as I don't want to spoil the entire story for you.  


In summary...   A beautifully stunning old school Spanish romance.  It was so easy to get swept away in the story and forget where I was!!  If you love romance novels or even historical fiction, this is definitely one to pick up!
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