Next Year in Havana - Chanel Cleeton

Next Year in Havana

By Chanel Cleeton

  • Release Date: 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 911 Ratings



“A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice.”—Reese Witherspoon

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity—and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest—until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...

Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.

Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.


  • Good

    By ecdu
    It was OK I would Have preferred more history and less romance, but it is a good read nonetheless.
  • Wonderful!!

    By lmsunshin3
    Amazing read!!! This story touched my heart, could not put the book down.
  • A Good History reference

    By Tanny Light
    The story was very great but too much history was added.That’s kinda annoying.May it be a reference for those who like to know short histories of Cuba
  • 👎🏼

    By RB0569
    Definitely didn’t live up to my expectations.
  • Saderdrtd

    By ztxdrdftt
    Thank y’all z🤑🍛🍤🍤🍛tressed the
  • Boring

    By Dingle Fringle
    Too much history to enjoy the story. I couldn’t finish it. I was disappointed after reading the reviews raving about it. It just was too heavy.
  • Next Year Havana

    By Anne Carson Brady
    In one week we travel to Cuba for the first time. My parents were set to vacation there 60 years ago, when plans had to change for political reasons. How fortunate I discovered Next Year Havana before my journey. I now feel a deeper measure of the pain and the passion as well as the beauty and heart that awaits! A magnificent book that magnifies the priceless treasure of freedom! Anne Carr
  • A Wonderful Read!

    By AllAm67
    Full of Cuba’s history told through the voices of different generations. I found myself Googling facts and locations. I want to follow the families stories in a future book!
  • Next Year in Havana

    By Happysheller
    Such a profoundly moving account of Cuba, then and now, of the love and hate, the faith and hope, the broken promises and broken hearts of all who lived and loved there. An open window into a place most of us can never go.
  • Captivating and genius writing

    By sparklesreads
    This book is beautifully written. It is a tale of love, passion and uncertainties that lay ahead for the main characters. I was engaged from the beginning and the author makes beautiful transitions from past to present.