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Fan-tastic Fiesta: Andalusian Night Trilogy by Hannah Fielding

FANtastic Fiesta posterThe Andalucían Nights trilogy by Hannah Fielding

 

The award-winning epic Andalucían Nights Trilogy sweeps the reader from the wild landscapes of Spain in the 1950s, through a history of dangerous liaisons and revenge dramas, to a modern world of undercover missions and buried secrets. Romantic, exotic and deeply compelling, and featuring a memorable cast of characters, including a passionate young gypsy, a troubled young writer and an estranged family, The Andalucían Nights Trilogy is a romantic treat waiting to be discovered.

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Hannah Fielding bio

Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.

Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean.

Hannah is a multi-award-winning novelist, and to date she has published five novels: Burning Embers, ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya; The Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’, set in Italy; and the Andalusian Nights Trilogy Indiscretion, Masquerade and Legacy – her fieriest novels yet, set in sunny, sultry Spain.

You can find Hannah online at:
Website: www.hannahfielding.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fieldinghannah
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hannah-Fielding-Author-Page-340558735991910/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5333898.Hannah_Fielding

 

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Legacy, Andalucian Night #3 by Hannah Fielding- review

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Title: Legacy

Author: Hannah Fielding

Genre: Romance, Fiction

Pages: 448( I’ve read Kindle edition)

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Author’s page: http://hannahfielding.net/

My review:

Luna half Spanish half American gets an undercover job to investigate the controversial work of Doctor Rodrigo Rueda de Calderon. She must go in Spain for that, and the doctor isn’t what she expects to be, a young and attractive man. The attraction is vivid between them but could they cross all secrets and finally find true love?

Legacy is the third book of the Andalucian Nights series and is perfectly written like the other two books. Hannah Fielding doesn’t spare words but genuinely gives us in this perfect story which started in Indiscretion, the first book of this series. This is well written and engaging story, which brings my emotions up and down along with Luna and Rodrigo.

Luna is smart and dedicated to work young woman, who is frightened to give her heart. Rodrigo is a half-gypsy, and his reputation isn’t good, but his charm and humor work like a magnet to Luna.

I like how they met and how slowly get to knowing each other playing hot and cold. The settings, beautiful Cadiz on the Spanish coast makes the story to sound more convenient and more romantic. The house on the beach which Luna rents is fascinating, and it fits very well in the picture of Cadiz.

The whole package which includes the story and the characters is unforgettable, and It will stay in my mind long time.

I recommend Legacy for everyone who likes romance in extremely romantic and exotic settings and for everyone who loves intriguing love story twining with secrets.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating 5/5(amazing book)

Masquerade by Hannah Fielding- review

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Title: Masquerade (Andalucian Nights 2)

Author: Hannah Fielding

Genre: Historical Romance

Pages: 442(I read paperback edition)

Published: August 6th 2015 by London Wall (first published August 1st 2015)

Author’s page: http://www.hannahfielding.net/

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My review:

Luz de Rueda was back in Spain after time spent in England. She came there to write the biography of one of the greatest Spanish artists. Luz met Leandro, young and passionate gypsy on her first days in Cadiz. She felt attracted by Leandro, but she knew that he is forbidden to her. Andreas de Calderon was Luz’s employer mysterious and refined man, but he was almost Leandro’s double.

The author’s vivid descriptions bring more joy in reading. I saw Spain in 1976 glistening and enigmatic although I have never been there.  I read all Hannah Fielding’s books and currently reading Legacy the last one in this series and could tell reading her books is a journey. In this book, I found again her talent to inspirit life in the book, and that is the main reason why I want to read more and more.

Luz was a young woman, innocent and inexperienced who wanted to learn about love and passion. Her life when she stepped in Cadiz was a struggle between last, love and secrets.

Leandro and Andreas were so the same and too different. The similarity in their look didn’t mean similarity in their personality.

The story about those three characters will bring you back in the past with such a picturesque and romantic atmosphere and in the same time awoke the feelings about them.

I recommend Masquerade to everyone who loves a good book, which you could read it in any season and any mood.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My rating 5/5(amazing book).

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Introducing… Hannah Fielding

Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.
Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.

Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean. 

To date, Hannah has published four passionate, evocative novels: Burning Embers, a ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya; the award-winning Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’, set in Italy; and books 1 and 2 of the Andalusian Nights trilogy, set in sultry Spain, entitled Indiscretion and Masquerade. She is currently working on her fifth book, Legacy, which will publish this spring.

 

A glimpse of The Echoes of Love

The clock struck midnight just as Venetia went past the grand eighteenth-century mirror hanging over the mantelpiece in the hall. Instinctively she looked into it and her heart skipped a beat. In the firelight she noticed that he was there again, an almost illusory figure, leaning against the wall at the far end of the shadowy room, steady eyes intense, watching her from behind his black mask. An illusory figure indeed, because when Venetia turned around he was gone.

Venetia shivered. Nanny Horren’s voice resounded through her head, reminding her of the strange Celtic superstitions that the Scottish governess used to tell her. One in particular came to mind. ‘Turn off the light and look into the mirror by firelight at midnight on Shrove Tuesday,’ the old woman would whisper to the impressionable and imaginative teenage Venetia, ‘and if you see a face reflected behind your own, it’ll be the face of the love of your life, the man you will marry someday.’

Was this what had just happened to Venetia? Was this stranger the love of her life?

Rubbish, she remonstrated, laughing uneasily into her own eyes, you’re mad! Haven’t you learnt your lesson? Venetia had indulged in such fantasies several years ago and had only managed to get hurt. Now, she knew better. Still, she did not move away. Venetia leant closer to the mirror that reflected her pale, startled face in the flickering light, as tremors of the warm feelings of yester love suddenly flooded her being. For a few moments she seemed to lose all sense of where she was and felt as though she stood inside a globe, watching the wheel of time turning back.

 

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Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding-review

Title: Indiscretion

Author: Hannah Fielding
Genre:Romance, Historical Fiction
Pages:464(I read paperback)
Published:London Wall Publishing (April 9, 2015)
 
 

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My review:

     The unexpected visit makes Alexandra, 25 years old woman half English half Spanish, to leave her old little bit boring life in England and goes to Spain. After twenty years her father visits Alexandra and leads her to the family house El Pavon in Spain. Alexandra needs materials for her new book, besides she wanted to meet the rest of her family. She doesn’t hesitate to go there and meets her strict grandmother, her stepsister, her stepmother and her cousins, also to spend much time with her father. She looks forward to meeting all of them and maybe to understand why her mother deserted her life in Spain. Spain is very unusual and beautiful country Alexandra learn many things and fall in love there. Trapped in Spanish culture filled with superstitions and intrigues her journey becomes an adventure. 
   The book is settled in the fifties in Spain, country of beautiful landscapes, interesting culture, superstitions and intrigues of gypsy people. In almost five hundred pages the author literally draws the whole story in tiny details. Every scene, every move and every atmosphere where were main characters are well, too well described. I sensed every fragrance of Spain, I imagined every beautiful landscape every place there, I felt every feeling that main characters feel and I enjoy in every single word written by Hannah Fielding. 
    It’s been just one day since I’ve read this book and believe me I miss it badly. I’ve learned so much about Spain and old customs there in the fifties. I’ve put the name of this country in my “to visit”list.
   I highly recommend this book.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My rating 5/5(amazing book).

 

Burning Embers by Hannah Fielding-cover reveal and guest post

Blurb
Coral Sinclair is a beautiful but naïve twenty-five-year-old photographer who has just lost her father. She’s leaving the life she’s known and traveling to Kenya to take ownership of her inheritance – the plantation that was her childhood home – Mpingo. On the voyage from England, Coral meets an enigmatic stranger to whom she has a mystifying attraction. She sees him again days later on the beach near Mpingo, but Coral’s childhood nanny tells her the man is not to be trusted. It is rumored that Rafe de Monfort, owner of a neighboring plantation and a nightclub, is a notorious womanizer having an affair with her stepmother, which may have contributed to her father’s death.
Circumstance confirms Coral’s worst suspicions, but when Rafe’s life is in danger she is driven to make peace. A tentative romance blossoms amidst a meddling ex-fiancé, a jealous stepmother, a car accident, and the dangerous wilderness of Africa. Is Rafe just toying with a young woman’s affections? Is the notorious womanizer only after Coral’s inheritance? Or does Rafe’s troubled past color his every move, making him more vulnerable than Coral could ever imagine?
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Though the afternoon sunshine was beginning to fade, the air was still hot and heavy. Coral was struck by the awesome silence that surrounded them. Not a bird in sight, no shuffle in the undergrowth, even the insects were elusive. They climbed a little way up the escarpment over the plateau and found a spot that dominated the view of the whole glade. Rafe spread out the blanket under an acacia tree. They ate some chicken sandwiches and eggs and polished off the bottle of cordial. They chatted casually, like old friends, about unimportant mundane things, as though they were both trying to ward off the real issue, to stifle the burning embers that were smoldering dangerously in both their minds and their bodies.
All the while, Coral had been aware of the need blossoming inside her, clouding all reason with desire. She could tell that he was fighting his own battle. Why was he holding back? Was he waiting for her to make the first move? Rafe was lying on his side, propped up on his elbow, his head leaning on his hand, watching her through his long black lashes. The rhythm of his breathing was slightly faster, and she could detect a little pulse beating in the middle of his temple, both a suggestion of the turmoil inside him. Rafe put out a hand to touch her but seemed to change his mind and drew it away. Coral stared back at him, her eyes dark with yearning, searching his face.
The shutters came down. “Don’t, Coral,” Rafe whispered, “don’t tease. There’s a limit to the amount of resistance a man has.”
“But Rafe…”
A flash of long blue lightning split the sky, closely followed by a crash of thunder. Coral instinctively threw herself into Rafe’s arms, hiding her face against his broad chest. She had always had a strong phobia of thunderstorms. Now she knew why the place had seemed eerie, why there had been no bird song or insect tick-tocks, no scuffling and ruffling in the undergrowth. Even though the skies when they entered the valley had not foretold the electrical storm that was to come, just like with the animals, her instinct had told her that something was wrong. But she had been too distracted by the turbulence crackling between her and Rafe to pay attention to the changing sky.
Rafe, too, was shaken out of his daze and turned his head to see that the sun had dropped behind the mountain. Dense clouds had swept into the valley and were hanging overhead like a black mantle.
“Where did that come from? No storm was forecast for today?” he muttered, jumping up.
There was another tremendous peal of thunder, lightning lit up the whole glade, and again another crash. Then the heavy drops of rain came hammering down against the treetops, pouring down through the foliage.
A wind was starting up. Without hesitation, Rafe folded the blanket into a small bundle and tucked it under his arm. He slung the hamper over his shoulder, and lifting Coral into his arms, he climbed his way up to the next level of the escarpment where a ledge of rock was jutting out and found the entrance to a cave where they could shelter. Coral was shivering. She tucked her face into his shoulder, her fingers tightly gripping his shirt. She was completely inert, paralyzed by fear. They were both drenched.
There was no way they would be able to get back to Narok tonight. Coral knew from her childhood that storms were always long in this part of the country, and through her panic she prayed that he wouldn’t be piloting that little plane back in this howling gale. At least here they were protected from the storm. It was not yet completely dark. Rafe looked around, still holding her tightly against him. Coral couldn’t herself as she sobbed uncontrollably.
“Shush, it’s all right,” he whispered softly in her ear. “It’s only a storm. By tomorrow morning it’ll all be over.” He brushed her tears away as more fell. “I’m going to have to set you down for a moment, Coral. I need to light us a fire and get you out of those wet clothes.”
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Situating my debut novel in Kenya
One of the trademarks of a Hannah Fielding novel is the setting – always someplace beautiful and inspiring that’s close to my heart. My second book, The Echoes of Love, is set in Venice, Tuscany and Sardinia. My third book, coming April 2015, is set in Andalucia, Spain. But for my debut novel, I moved beyond Europe to somewhere hotter and wilder: Africa.
I grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, so I suppose you could say Africa is in my blood. But until I was a young girl I knew nothing of Kenya. Then my parents took me there on holiday, and my senses were overwhelmed. To this day I can smell the flowers, can feel the hot sun on my skin, can taste the mango, can see the vivid colours – everything was so colourful, it seemed!
Back home, a Kenyan family friend, Mr Chiumbo Wangai, often visited us. He was a great raconteur and told me extensively about his beautiful country, its traditions and its customs. I was enthralled, and by my teenage years I was reading widely on Kenyan history and culture, especially folklore. I also got into the poetry of Leconte de Lisle, a French Romantic poet of the 19th century. His poems are wonderfully descriptive and vivid – about wild animal, magnificent dawns and sunsets, exotic setting and colourful vistas (see my website for translations: http://www.hannahfielding.net/?cat=7). 
A love story had begun to take shape in my mind, and I knew that Kenya would be the perfect backdrop. The lead characters, Coral and Rafe, meet on an ocean liner bound for Mombasa, and from there they travel to their plantations. Much of the story is centred around the plantations; Coral’s, called Mpingo, and Rafe’s, called Whispering Palms. The locations are beautiful and wild – but not wild enough for a romance author determined to plunge her characters into the most dramatic and exotic of settings! So in the book I take the lovers off the beaten track, to waterfalls and caves, to the native peoples, even up in a hot-air balloon to be moved by the awe-inspiring panoramas of the savannah and its wildlife.
In the amazing memoir Out of Africa, Karen Blixen wrote: ‘You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.’ For me, that is the power of the Kenyan setting in Burning Embers. It forces the character to be truly alive. To shed fear and sorrow and all that would hold them back, and embrace the very epitome of living: falling in love.


Hannah Fielding bio
Hannah Fielding is a novelist, a dreamer, a traveller, a mother, a wife and an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: she writes full time, splitting her time between her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.
Her first novel, Burning Embers, is a vivid, evocative love story set against the backdrop of tempestuous and wild Kenya of the 1970s, reviewed by one newspaper as ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’. Her new novel, The Echoes of Love, is a story of passion, betrayal and intrigue set in the romantic and mysterious city of Venice and the beautiful landscape of Tuscany.
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The Echoes of Love by Hannah Fielding- review

 
 
 

Title: The Echoes of Love

Author: Hanna Fielding
Genre: Romance
Pages: 404(paperback)
Publisher: London Wall Publishing (December 6, 2013)

 

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My review:
 
     After a disastrous relationship with her love of her life and broken heart, Venetia moves in Venice. Venice is the city of water and the city of mysterious streets and captivating canals and the most romantic town in the world. After many years in Venice, Venetia builds the fortress in her heart, which is closed to men. She allows to herself little flirting, but that is all. One evening on Venetian Carnival she has attacked also she was saved by a “knight in shining armor,” a Venetian Baron Paolo, a thoughtful and attractive man. There something that she is afraid of in Paolo. He is thoughtful, but also he is a very mysterious man. She has the past, so as well as he. Secrets…, twist…, evil people…, fate…
    This is a great story about love, broken heart, lost, intrigues, seduction and all that happen in magical Venice and beautiful Tuscany.
I enjoy while I turning the pages of this book, I like reading descriptions of
Venice. The author is the perfect narrator and storyteller I still have that feeling that I was there, but I’ve never been in Venice or in Italy.
    Venetia is an interesting character; she is persistent, proud and so unaware of her beauty. In the first page when I was read about her and adore her, but later began to gets on my nerves with her stubbornness and then I realized that I like her again.
   Paolo is very, very attractive man. He is good looking and strapping, but the most attractive thing in him is mysteriousness. I adore when Paolo was telling the legends from Italy that were one of the most romantic things in the book.
The copy of the book was provided by the author.
My rating: 5/5(great book)