Inés of My Soul

Inés of My Soul

Book - 2006
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Inés Suárez flees Spain to seek adventure in the New World, where she falls in love with war hero Pedro de Valdivia and the two build the city of Santiago and wage a bloody, ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061161537
0061161535
Branch Call Number: FIC Allen 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 321 p. :,ill., map
Additional Contributors: Peden, Margaret Sayers

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rmyre
Feb 06, 2016

I don't know why anyone would want to read this book. Today Ines Suarez would be considered a terrorist!

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 22, 2015

Once again Allende combines history, romance, and adventure to create a story steeped in the Spanish conquest of the Americas. A poor Spanish seamstress follows her husband to the new world and finds herself caught up in the horrors of war, the frantic quest for gold and the plight of the indigenous people. When she finds that her husband has been killed in battle, she becomes the mistress of the man who is determined to become the conqueror of Chile.

Aggie3 Oct 07, 2013

A very captivating and moving novel. Isabel Allende is a great story teller. Details of love, suffering, tragedy and triumph are a big part in all her books, and "Ines of my soul" is no exception. It is a great read and a book that is not easy to put down. Great historical detail with human emotion. Two thumbs up.

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bertolna
Mar 05, 2012

Allende uses the voice of an elderly woman describing her life to re-tell the history of the Spanish colonization of Chile. It is a brutal re-telling - not for the squeamish - but at the same time a story of love and survival.

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h18996212
Oct 01, 2011

Shirley

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Eil_1
Apr 11, 2011

Excellent book - lots of historic content.

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Zentjo10
Jun 30, 2010

Except for the sudden ending - which left me feeling a little unfinished - this was a good solid read with lots of history but very readable.

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