White Rose: Una Rosa Blanca (A Ballantine Readers' Circle Book)

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9780345441102: White Rose: Una Rosa Blanca (A Ballantine Readers' Circle Book)

Newspaper reporter Karl Decker has seen many covert missions. But nothing prepares him for Evangelina Cisneros--the young Cuban revolutionary he is sent to rescue from a Havana jail. She is America's cause célèbre, a woman whose fiery spirit awakens something previously untouched within him.

Evangelina is slated to be moved from Havana to the Spanish government's most terrifying penal colony. No one has survived there--and Evangelina will be its first female prisoner. Now it is up to Decker, under the pretense of interviewing her, to help Evangelina escape. In a country where no one can be trusted, where Cubans meet quiet but violent deaths at the hands of the ruthless Guardia, Karl must gain her confidence. But it is a confidence that will draw them dangerously, passionately together.

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Like a Victorian lady daintily lifting her skirts over a mud puddle, Amy Ephron pays a visit to the Cuban revolution of the 1890s. In A Cup of Tea, Ephron created a species of historical fiction that combined the coolly modern with the lushly romantic. She returns to form in White Rose, telling the partially true story of Evangelina Cisneros, a beautiful, spirited teenager who's been imprisoned for her part in the movement to free Cuba from Spanish rule. Karl Decker is a reporter for the New York Journal--a newspaper whose all-too-appropriate motto is "While others talk... 'The Journal' acts." William Randolph Hearst sends Decker on a secret mission to rescue the girl. The plan is to import her to the States as "a symbol of her country's struggle, the flower of Cuba." Hearst wants to redirect U.S. policy, encouraging greater American support for the revolutionaries and perhaps even an annexation of Cuba. Leaving behind a wife and child in Washington, Decker heads to Havana to plot a daring rescue. He succeeds in freeing Evangelina, and the two fall in love at the very moment she climbs into his arms from her jail cell. "He held her to him for a moment, he felt her breath on his shoulder, her rapid heart beat against his chest." But Ephron's lovers find themselves star-crossed, as lovers will. The second half of the novel is devoted to the political and marital fall-out of their union. Along the way, the author makes free with grammar and punctuation, opening up her sentences in a lazy, tropical way which will seem poetic to some and annoying to others. To wit: "There was a rope tied to a willow tree in the garden as if a child had used it for a swing and the night jasmine blooming fresh in the air." --Claire Dederer

From the Back Cover:

"Gripping . . . This fast-paced romantic thriller is a terrific read."
--The Washington Times

"[A] FAST-PACED ROMANTIC ADVENTURE . . . EPHRON GIVES HEARTBEATS TO CHARACTERS FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY."
--The Fort-Worth Star Telegram

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