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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.
i love isabel allende! if you think our world is newly cruel & brutal, take a look at the early history of chile & peru!Published 10 days ago by Jean L. Berryman
Marvelous book, Isabel Allende knows how to tell a story. I recommend it.Published 2 months ago by Roberto H. Romero
Wonderful story. An incentive to learn more about the Spanish conquest of the Americas.Published 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago by NT Deb