The Spanish Civil War, Franco, and great tie-in to Pablo Neruda provided the backdrop to an otherwise love and/or relationship story. The historic piece was well researched but got too embedded in itself and therefore missed a degree emotional connectedness to the romantic piece. The time and place and events are historically important but somehow was not easy for me to follow. I love what Allende attempted but was less successful than some of her other novels.

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