Palm Trees in the Snow [Luz Gabás, Noel Hughes] on medical-site.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At once an epic family drama and a sweeping love . Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Luz Gabás was born in in the city of Monzón, Spain. Add Audible book to your download for just $ Deliver to. Palm Trees in the Snow book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Letters from the past transport a young Spanish woman into.
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Palm Trees in the Snow book. Read 12 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Havana, The glamorous capital city of an alluring Carib. Palm Trees in the Snow by Luz Gabas, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Letters from the past transport a young Spanish woman into the mysterious lives of her father and her uncle during the waning years of colonial.
There were some plot twists that I completely saw coming or at least had a bit of an inkling about, but there were also some twists that caught me by surprise. The way the movie gave you just enough information to make you want to see how things played out is a part of the reason I was able to last the entire 3 hours despite being sleepy when I started it.
PatsSelfOnBack I also thought that Killian and Bisila had excellent on-screen chemistry together apparently they are together IRL , and there was a scene towards the end that triggered my sappy tears.
What I found very interesting was the way the movie tackled the complexities of colonialism.
But yes, slavery is in the backdrop and is spoken about. All of which gave the film a landscape, both physically and politically, that allowed the story to unfold in a way that made sense. Trust me. Sometime later Ose invites Anton and Kilian to his daughter Bisila's wedding in the village.
When giving congratulations to the bride Kilian is surprised to see that she is the same woman from the waterfall. He immediately becomes attracted to her. During a lavish estate party Julia confronts Jacobo about his ruse at the dinner party, scolding him for his activities at Santa Isabel.
Jacobo rebuffs Julia stating that they are not a couple and he will do as he pleases. Kilian introduces Manuel to Julia and they immediately become attracted to each other. Soon after, Anton's health takes a turn for the worst and he dies. At Anton's funeral Jacobo runs off into the forest. When Julia attempts to console him, Jacobo tries to kiss Julia, but she pushes him away, stating that she is engaged to be married to Manuel.
Frustrated, Jacobo runs into the forest screaming. Filled with grief of his father's death, Kilian leaves Bioko and returns to Pasolobino for 3 years. In present-day , Clarence has arrived in Bioko, locates Anton's grave, and is introduced to Iniko, a plantation office employee. Iniko and Laha show Clarence around town, and Iniko and Clarence gradually develop a relationship.
Iniko reluctantly helps Clarence find out more about the coco plantation estate. After being met with hostility from the plantation workers, they are introduced to an elderly Simon. Simon tells Clarence that Iniko's grandfather, Ose, was friends with her grandfather, Anton.
A confused Iniko demands to know what Clarence is really searching for. Clarence tells Iniko about her uncle Kilian and her father Jacobo, then shows Iniko the half-torn picture.
A shocked Iniko tells Clarence that the woman in the picture is his mother Bisila. Iniko takes Clarence to the elderly Bisila's home, where Bisila tells Clarence her connection with Kilian. Flashing back to , Kilian returns to Bioko. Kilian visits Ose and the Bubi people at their village.
Kilian then visits Santa Isabel looking for Jacobo. While there, Gregorio takes a prostitute at gunpoint after arguing over her with another man. Kilian talks Gregorio down and then takes Jacobo, Dick, and Pao back to the estate.
The next day, Killian sends Jacobo on a plane back to Spain. Kilian visits Julia at her parents' store and they discuss the hostile changes of the political climate. Bisila arrives to tell Julia that her friend Gustavo, a local politician, has been attacked. Julia asks Kilian to assist her and Bisila with rescuing Gustavo, smuggling him through military checkpoints.
At the estate Bisila, a nurse, attends to Gustavo's wounds. Killian and Bisila share a kiss, later meeting in a shed to make love. In her afterword, the author reveals she had familial connections with both Bioko and northern Spain, which corroborated my impression.
I admit to being biased in favor of books like this, and my 5-star rating might be a stretch for some. I have a vivid imagination and hate to travel, and books that can take me to a far away place without the stress of hours on an airplane and teach me something about its history and way of life are often winners for me.
Maybe if you're a world traveler, these sort of books have less appeal. Palm Trees in the Snow was my Kindle First selection for January and I took it on vacation expecting to read it in a couple of days.
It ended up taking the better part of a week. First of all, the Goodreads summary says it's about pages, but when I load it on my computer via site, it says pages. I suspect the longer length is closer to the truth, though I can't be sure.
More importantly, this wasn't a page-turner for me. I loved it obviously, but the action is slow and I enjoyed savoring every word. Uma leitura fascinante.
Kilian e Bisila estavam destinados. Ela uma negra de uma tribo africana Uma leitura fascinante. Engaging story with historical revalence.
Good story that takes you to another land. One of the few books where I actually checked the map to see if it exists and it does. The history given is close to the actual and shows how lives are complicated by the governments, different Races, cultures and beliefs. I learned something about Africa. It was a good story with many twists. Based on the story, I do not think that killian would have stayed home at the end but this ending is appropriate.
It would Engaging story with historical revalence. It would've been nice to show the response to the soil sent and the necklace. I enjoyed the book. Wonderful read The story is in Guinea during Spanish colonization. Full of information about cocoa and the workings of the large plantations that were prominent at the time. From Spain, a father and his sons will be working on the plantation. The beauty of Guinea, its culture, and its people will have an everlasting effect on the Spaniards.
Love will bloom, loss, tragic life choices and the political instability of the country will lead to havoc. I will come back and read th Wonderful read I will come back and read this book again.
Me ha encantado el personaje de Kilian casi tanto como he detestado a Jacobo. This is not a book I would normally choose to read. Having an site Prime account, I receive a free Kindle book each month. I chose this book because it was a saga. The fully-developed characters, imagery, and plot line made me feel like I was in Equatorial Guinea.
I thoroughly enjoyed it! I hated to see it end! I loved this book, it made me slow down, take my time, and really pay attention to what I was reading. I really liked the character development and the wonderful descriptions of both locations.
I became invested in these people and places. Outstandingly emotional, adventurous, spine-tingling. One of the Best novels, I have read in a long time that stirred my emotions and informed me of life in Africa. So filled with life's trials, relationships and political upheavals.
I cried a bucket of tears. Thank You! Un libro muy interesante! Me encanto la manera de llevar la historia Me mantuvo interesada todo el libro!
Demasiado bueno, no sabes los giros que da, la historia es simplemente maravillosa y tiene ese tinte de realidad en los sucesos que son los que realmente atrapan! Beautiful though sad A fictional story set in real history that brought the setting alive. I really enjoyed this book and struggled to put it down. Beautiful story! Wonderful generational tale. Unforgettable characters. Political climate and historical backdrop fascinating. Best book I have read in a long time. May 28, Paula Pugh rated it it was amazing.
I absolutely loved this book. I read it back in January and it still resonates with me. There are two stories woven together-one of Clarence, a young woman who finds part of a letter written in the past by either her father Jacobo or uncle Killian. She embarks on a journey from her home in Spain to an ancient colony off the coast of Africa. It is there where the stories of Jacobo and Killian begin.
They have both gone to the cocoa plantation there to work. Both men have differing notions about be I absolutely loved this book.