book reviews

A Good Read: Winter in Madrid

January 6, 2009

imagedbI promised months and months ago to start keeping a book log on here and it totally didn’t happen. Maybe I’ll have better luck this year! I’ve been taking a bit of an embroidery hiatus and started trying to do some reading again. I picked up this book at the library just based on the cover and title really. I read a bit of the inside flap and being a historical fiction buff, I thought I would give it a try.

It honestly took me about the first 40-50 pages to really get into it, but after that I seriously could not put it down. It is set in Spain during the early years of World War II and after the Spanish Civil War. It is basically the story of how 4 lives are just intertwined, irregardless of their political beliefs. A little bit suspense, little history and little love story all in one. It is a pretty big book though at 300 some pages. I really loved it. It was smart and really refreshing and I truly learned a lot about Spain too!

  1. I’ve been dying for a good read! My English teacher sister gave me two, both of which I hated; maybe I feared the test at the end?

    I did pick up one today at the library that I heard about on NPR’s “You must read this!” called Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout. I hope I’m not 0 for 3.

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