The Last Train To Key West by Chanel Cleeton – Unputdownable Historical Fiction Set In Florida’s Keys

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The Last Train To Key West by Chanel Cleeton Book Information

Author: Chanel Cleeton
Genre: Women’s Historical Fiction | Books About Trains
Pages: 314
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 16, 2020

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The Last Train To Key West by Chanel Cleeton Summary

For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person’s paradise can be another’s prison, and Key West-native Helen Berner yearns to escape.
After the Cuban Revolution of 1933 leaves Mirta Perez’s family in a precarious position, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a notorious American. Following her wedding in HavanaMirta arrives in the Keys on her honeymoon. While she can’t deny the growing attraction to her new husband, his illicit business interests may threaten not only her relationship, but her life.
Elizabeth Preston’s trip to Key West is a chance to save her once-wealthy family from their troubles after the Wall Street crash. Her quest takes her to the camps occupied by veterans of the Great War and pairs her with an unlikely ally on a treacherous hunt of his own.
Over the course of the holiday weekend, the women’s paths cross unexpectedly, and the danger swirling around them is matched only by the terrifying force of the deadly storm threatening the Keys.


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More About The Author, Chanel Cleeton

Chanel Cleeton is a NYT bestselling author. Originally from Florida, she writes about the Cuban Revolution and her family’s experience and immigration.

Cleeton holds a BA in International Relations from Richmond — The American International University in London — and a MA in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. She also received her JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

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