My book group read The Island by Victoria Hislop a couple of years back and it was such a great read. In that novel, Hislop told a fictional story about a real leper colony on the island of Spinalonga, in Greece. Now Hislop's new novel, The Return, which is already a #1 bestseller in the UK, is on sale here. In The Return she again visits a specific historic time and place, this time the Spanish Civil War, in a captivating novel of family, love and betrayal. The Return is a colorful and spellbinding saga of a family inspired by music and dance, only to be torn apart by fragile hearts and divided loyalties during the bitter war that brought the dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco to power.
See what other readers are saying about The Return at these book blogs: Starting Fresh: "beautifully written" and Life and Times of a "New" New Yorker: "Hislop paints the town of Granada with such vividness that I can almost see the streets." And look for more reviews on the blogs this week and next.