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The book was wordy and tedious and could not even get to the end, somewhat boring.
In this sweeping historical novel Allende establishes herself as a 21st century chronicler of the conquest of Chile.
Richly textured with wonderfully developed historical characters, Allende has written another masterpiece.
Wonderful story. An incentive to learn more about the Spanish conquest of the Americas.Published 7 days ago by Virginia Ayala
This is a wonderful tale of survival of a woman who lived by her wits. Allende has a good style of writing, and her descriptions are clear and beguiling. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Barbara F. Aguirre
Isabel Allende did not disappoint me with this story. I love the way she brings the element of every day human relationships into the violent historical beginnings of Santiago de... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mildred Santiago
Allende is masterful. Her imagined "auto-biography" of an almost unknown, yet very influential, Chilean woman introduces us to the fascinating early settlement of Allende's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by NT Deb
This was a good read but dense and I found it sometimes slow moving. That said historical novels do need to providel is true idea of the time period and the taking of Chile by... Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. A. Kerns