Ines of My Soul
Ever since I finished The House of the Spirits, I have been seeking the opportunity to read more of Isabelle Allende's work. I took advantage of a week without electricity in Panama to dive into her latest novel, Ines of My Soul. I love reading historical fiction, even more so when it is based in my favorite region of the world, Latin America.
This story follows the life of Inés Suárez, a woman of great power and accomplishment during the time of the Spanish conquest in Latin America. She is an actual historical figure and events in the book are 'creatively' based on documented historical facts. I am far from being a lit. major or book critic, so any attempt to explain the story's strengths and weaknesses would be much less useful than the reviews you'll find on Ines of My Soul. I can tell you that it was a great read, and highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in Latin American history, or who is planning to travel in the area.