Ines of My Soul LP: A Novel
This magisterial work of historical fiction recounts the astonishing life of Inés Suárez, a daring Spanish conquistadora who toiled to build the nation of Chile—and whose vital role has too often been neglected by history.
It is the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and when Inés’s shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure. After a treacherous journey to Peru, she learns of his death in battle. She meets and begins a passionate love affair with a man who seeks only honor and glory: Pedro Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro. Together, Inés and Valdivia will build the new city of Santiago and wage a ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. The horrific struggle will change them forever, pulling each toward their separate destinies.
Inés of My Soul is a work of breathtaking scope, written with the narrative brilliance and passion readers have come to expect from Isabel Allende.
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Review: Inés of My SoulUser Review - Anita Wallace - Goodreads
I did enjoy this but not as much as some of her others; perhaps I have read too many one after the other. As usual Allende creates a strong atmosphere in her books and she clearly enjoys writing about strong women. Not as good as some of her others but worth reading, nonetheless. Read full review
Review: Inés of My SoulUser Review - Alexandra - Goodreads
Ines of My Soul is a fictionalized account of the courageous Spanish woman who helped found Chile and was the mistress of its founder, Pedro. Ines is a terrific protagonist - brave but compassionate ... Read full review