to @rutasepetysauthor on the release of from @philomelbooks, an imprint of @penguinrandomhouse @penguinteen! 📒🇪🇸 💏📸👶🏼 In 1957, after 20 years of fascist rule, dictator Franco is finally allowing tourists into Spain. While 18 year old Daniel’s Texas-American father is busy competing for oil drilling rights, he meets Ana, a lovely young woman who works at the Castellana Hilton where his family is staying. Daniel’s father expects him to join his oil business, but Daniel has dreams of his own and yearns to be a photographic journalist. As Daniel explores Spain with his camera in hand, he discovers that Spain, and its people, are bursting with secrets and that “a secret never stays secret for long.” How will what he discovers change his life forever?
First of all, I was drawn in by the gorgeous cover and pretty swirls on the pages, but the story itself is what kept me enthralled. I was unaware of Spain’s tumultuous history and enjoyed learning about its people, its culture, and its secrets. I felt like I was right by Daniel’s side as he did the same, all while flirting and falling in love with Ana. Is it true that the truth will set you free? Read this lovely and romantic historical fiction novel to find out!