Historical fiction

*BLOG TOUR* You Shall Leave Your Land – Renato Cisnero ★★★★

Blurb; Renato Cisneros’s great-great-grandmother Nicolasa bore seven children by her priest, raising them alone in nineteenth century Peru. More than a century later, Renato struggles to wring information about his origins out of recalcitrant relatives, whose foibles match the adventures and dalliances of their ancestors. As buried secrets are brought into the light and is bound up with key moments in the development of the Republic of Peru since it won independence.

My Review; This is a serious do not judge a book by its cover book! I devoured just over 100 pages of this in one sitting. It’s a story of finding out about a families past. So it does flick from the past to the future, but it is a beautiful family discovery of past secrets, relationships, and deciet in the past when such things were not accepted. A large family. A happy outcome. A brilliant search into history. Discovering where she came from. We get to learn all her distant relatives’ stories back in the day. Beautifully translated. A well-deserved four stars. I enjoy this one which actually shocked me.

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