The Cuban Chronicles - Wanda St Hilaire (2009)

Subtitled Rascals, Rogues and Romance, this memoir sees Wanda embark on an adventurous journey to Cuba. She loves everything Latin - particularly the men - but hasn't been to Castro's Cuba for two decades. When she first arrives in Havana she meets the charismatic Paulo. A journalist like her, they enjoy their time together. Once she returns to her Canadian hometown she continues their relationship as best they can long distance. She makes plans to see him again but for some reason his letters and phone calls change drastically. She starts to doubt him and wonders if she should continue with her plans to head back to Cuba. A great story about love - with all the colour of Cuba. It's also partly a cautionary tale about the perils of foreign flings. (CG)

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