Fidel Castro invades Cuba Paradise Island of dreams paperback book

Paradise Island of Dreams

When Fidel Castro invades the paradise island of Cuba, young Anna Mueller finds herself deeply involved in the conflict.

In May 1939, when Anna and her family, Professor Carl Mueller, his wife, Esther, and her two brothers, flee Nazi Germany, and find refuge on the paradise island of Cuba, they are all full of hopes and dreams for a safe and happy future. 

But those dreams are shattered when Carl and Esther are confronted by a ghost from their past, and old betrayals return to haunt them.

The turbulent years of political corruption leading to Batista’s dictatorship, forces the older children to take very different paths to pursue their own dangerous dreams.

And – among the chaos and the conflict that finally leads to Castro’s revolution and victory in 1959, an unlikely love begins to grow – a love that threatens the whole family.

Having escaped a war-torn Europe, their Island of Dreams is to tear them apart forever.

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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2023


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An amazing journey and insight into a truly fascinating family and country. A compelling read, would make a fantastic tv drama.   

 Kindle Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars  A great read.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 January 2023
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Really enjoyed this book,
It was such a good read,.
I really got into all the characters, especially waiting to see if Freddie ended up with Esther or Anna.
I would highly recommend this Paradise Island of Dreams book.


Jim Hawkins  – Author of the Almond Series
5.0 out of 5 stars  Wow! What an epic!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 December 2022
This is an epic story spanning several decades, from World War II to the Cuban revolution. Fidel Castro invades Cuba,We follow the lives of a German refugee family through the many twists and turns, successes and disasters they encounter as they try to meld into the strange class system of Cuba.

It’s hot, steamy and intriguing, full of colour and rich description.

A good long read at any time, but perfect to chase the winter cold away. 

Paradise Island of Dreams Fidel Castro invades Cuba paperback book
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