Of Love and Shadows is the first book I read by Isabel Allende, and I think I’ll read a few more Allende books from now on. I have to take a long break before reading a second book because the author’s more political novels, unfortunately, make me a little sad.
I know I am a person who is a little overly influenced by everything. So, of course, I can’t say that the book will make you cry or depressed, but it bothers me and saddens me. The characters of Isabel Allende are one of those who you immediately get used to and blend into your daily life. That’s precisely why I think the effect of it on me was a little too much. But the character of Irene is particularly impressive. The way she changes throughout the book is fascinating.
Two people bound by love, crushed under one of the worst political regimes possible and the thing they discovered while searching for a ‘magical’ girl… Well, I leave this part to those who will read the book. Enjoy.
Of Love and Shadows
Irene Beltrán is a force to be reckon with. As a magazine journalist – an unusual profession for a woman with her privileged upbringing. She is constantly challenging the oppressive regime. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverish Spanish Marxist émigrés.
They are an inseparable team, and – despite Irene’s engagement to an army captain – form a passionate connection. When an assignment leads them to uncover an unspeakable crime. They determine to reveal the truth in a national overrun by terror and violence. Together they will risk everything for justice – and ultimately to embrace the passion that binds them.
Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism. She is know for novels such as The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts. Which have been commercially highly successful. Allende has been called “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author.”
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: