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Maria Duenas - Author

About the Author

Maria Duenas is currently a professor at the University of Murcia. She has also taught at American universities and is currently writing her second novel.

 

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A Vineyard in Andalusia

A Vineyard in Andalusia

Author: Maria Duenas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2017

A sweeping historical epic by an author whose novels have sold over 6 million copies worldwide. A ruined merchant sets sail to seek his fortune in the 19th century Spanish Empire. Haunted by his lost wealth, he gambles the last of his money on what will become the greatest adventure of his life. When Mauro Larrea meets Soledad Montalvo, wife to a London wine merchant, she drags him into a most unexpected future, from the new Mexican republic to magnificent colonial Havana; and from the West Indies to the Andalusia of the 1860s, when the wine trade with England made the small city of Jerez legendary. A Vineyard in Andalusia is a novel that speaks of glories and defeats, of silver mines, family intrigues, vineyards, cellars, and splendid cities of faded grandeur. This is a story of courage before adversity, and of a destiny altered for good by the force of passion.

Vineyard

Vineyard

Author: Maria Duenas Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

New York Times bestselling author Mara Dueas returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story of ambition, heartbreak, and desire set in the 1860s Mexico, Cuba, and Spainperfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah.Mauro Larreas fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard an ocean away. Mauro travels to Andalusia de Jerez in Spain with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico. That is, until he meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, the wife of a London wine merchant, who bursts into his life unannounced, determined to protect her familys legacy. Before long, Larrea finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory.From the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing Havana, and onward to the fertile vineyards of Jerez in the second half of the nineteenth century, Mara Dueass new novel takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, the New World and the Old. This story of family intrigue vividly conjures the noise and grit of silver mines, and the earthier lure of ancient vineyards and magnificent cities whose splendor has faded. Here is a story of courage in the face of adversity and of a destiny forever altered by the force of passion.

Vineyard in Andalusia

Vineyard in Andalusia

Author: Maria Duenas Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2017

A sweeping historical epic by an author whose novels have sold over 6 million copies worldwide. 1861. A ruined silver-mine owner sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World. Mauro Larrera has just four months to pay his creditors, or his bankruptcy will be revealed and his family's honour will be in tatters. In magnificent Havana - home to beautiful women and dangerous men who deal in mysterious trades - he gambles what little he has left on what will become the greatest adventure of his life A Vineyard in Andalusia is a novel of glories and defeats; of silver mines, family secrets, vineyards, cellars, and splendid cities of faded grandeur; of unexpected passion, and love in the strangest of circumstances. Once again, Mara Dueas' powerful storytelling and rich historical detail transport us to a faraway time and place, and on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Cumpatarea

Cumpatarea

Author: Maria Duenas Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Nimic nu l-ar fi putut face pe Mauro Larrea sa presupuna ca averea pe care o stransese in ani intregi de eforturi incrancenate si de riscuri asumate avea sa se naruie dintr-o singura lovitura a sortii. Sufocat de datorii si de incertitudine, isi investeste ultimele resurse intr-un proiect riscant, dar care ii da speranta ca s-ar putea pune din nou pe picioare. Asta pana ce tulburatoarea Soledad Montalvo, sotia unui negustor londonez de vinuri, intra in viata lui invaluita in lumini si umbre, tarandu-l intr-o aventura pe care nici n-ar fi putut-o banui. Din tanara republica mexicana in splendida Havana coloniala, din Antile pana in Jerezul sfarsitului de secol XIX, cand exportul de vinuri catre Anglia a transformat orasul andaluz intr-o enclava cosmopolita si legendara - prin toate aceste decoruri ne poarta Cumpatarea, un roman ce vorbeste despre victorii si infrangeri, mine de argint, intrigi de familie, podgorii, crame si orase magnifice, a caror splendoare a fost macinata de trecerea timpului.

Heart Has Its Reasons

Heart Has Its Reasons

Author: Maria Duenas Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2014

Declared a writer to watch (Publishers Weekly, starred review), New York Times bestselling author Mara Dueas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances.With her debut novel The Time in Between, Mara Dueas garnered outstanding acclaim and inspired a TV series, dubbed the Spanish Downton Abbey by the media. USA TODAY said of the book: From a terrific opening line to the final page, chapters zip by at a pulsing pace. Now Dueas returns with a novel about a heartbroken womans attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered world. Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life. With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes listeners from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating ones life anew.

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