Wednesday 7 December 2016

Review - Under the Spanish Stars by Alli Sinclair

Under the Spanish Stars by Alli Sinclair
Publisher: Kensington Books
Release date: 6 December 2016 
Rating: ****
Back cover blurb: Amid the vivid beauty of Granada, a woman entrusted with unraveling a family secret will discover the truth about her heritage—and the alluring promise of love… When her beloved grandmother falls ill, Charlotte Kavanagh will do whatever she asks of her—even if it means traveling to a country that broke her abuela's heart. Can an unsigned painting of a flamenco dancer unlock the secrets of her grandmother's youth in Spain? To find the answers she needs, Charlotte must convince the charismatic and gifted musician, Mateo Vives to introduce her to a secluded gypsy clan.  The enigmatic Mateo speaks the true language of flamenco, a culture Charlotte must learn to appreciate if she wants to understand her grandmother's past—and the flamenco legend that has moved souls to beauty, and bodies to the heights of passion. As Mateo leads her into the captivating world of the music and the dance, Charlotte embraces her own long-denied creative gift and the possibility of a future rich with joy…

Every now and again I find myself wanting to read a novel that allows me to escape from everything and immerse myself in a world of pure fiction. Under the Spanish Stars is such a novel. 

When Charlotte Kavanagh finds herself in Granada, Spain, the last thing on her mind is handsome men. She has been sent to Granada on a mission by her dying Grandmother to discover her true heritage.

And then Mateo Vives turns up.

He is quite literally a Spanish dream come true, and Charlotte cannot resist falling for his many charms. Particularly when he so keen to help her.

But the time comes when she must leave again for Australia. Charlotte is torn, can she really leave Mateo behind? Because she really needs to see her Grandmother before her passing.

Charlotte's Grandmother has no intention of going anywhere though and is eager to know what Charlotte may have discovered...

Under the Spanish Stars is a wonderful novel that really showcases the passion of Flamenco, the beauty of Love and the fragility of family ties.  

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