Book Review: Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding
|Series:||Andalucían Nights Trilogy
|Publisher:||London Wall Publishing|
Having already read Book 2 of Andalucian Series – Masquerade, I was a little sceptical to read Book 1 – Indiscretion; Not because I did not like Masquerade, but because it had references to the previous story. Even after all this, I was happy that this book did not disappoint me as it has a better storyline set in exotic Spain and described in full bloom. Inclusion of Spanish language made the reading more enticing and romantic like the uncanny appeal of French language.
Hannah had beautifully set the plot and with the protagonist Alexandra discovering herself in the process in the midst of family drama, we too get mesmerized in the saga of seeing a passionate Hollywood movie by just reading this book. Also, how can Spain be described without the mention of bullfighting, which in the book was threaded to act as an interconnection between few characters? However, there were many parts left to the imagination of the reader where other characters except Alexandra were left unexplored, for example – “Why Salvador kept on tangling himself with Isabel even after having intense feeling for Alexandra?”
Recommending this book for romantics. Get ready to be swept off your feet into a historical romantic era!
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
Spring, 1950. Alexandra de Falla, a half-English, half-Spanish young writer abandons her privileged but suffocating life in London and travels to Spain to be reunited with her long-estranged family.
Instead of providing the sense of belonging she yearns for, the de Fallas are riven by seething emotions, and in the grip of the wild customs and traditions of Andalucía, all of which are alien to Alexandra.
Among the strange characters and sultry heat of this country, she meets the man who awakens emotions she hardly knew existed. But their path is strewn with obstacles: dangerous rivals, unpredictable events, and inevitable indiscretions. What does Alexandra’s destiny hold for her in this flamboyant land of drama and all-consuming passions, where blood is ritually poured on to the sands of sun-drenched bullfighting arenas, mysterious gypsies are embroiled in magic and revenge, and beautiful dark-eyed dancers hide their secrets behind elegant lacy fans?
Indiscretion is a story of love and identity, and the clash of ideals in the pursuit of happiness. Can love survive in a world where scandal and danger are never far away?
About the author:
Hannah is currently working on her new book, Legacy, the final title in the trilogy, which is due to be published in Spring 2016. She is a member of the association Romance Writers of America (RWA) and her website and blog can be found at www.hannahfielding.net