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!FREE E-PUB ☪ The Last Train to Key West ☧ In Three Women Are Forever Changed When One Of The Most Powerful Hurricanes In History Barrels Toward The Florida Keys In New York Timesbestselling Author Chanel Cleeton S Captivating New NovelEveryone Journeys To Key West Searching For Something 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 EscapeThe Cuban Revolution Of Left Mirta Perez S Family In A Precarious Position After An Arranged Wedding In Havana, Mirta Arrives In The Keys On Her Honeymoon While She Can T Deny The Growing Attraction To The Stranger She S Married, Her New Husband S Illicit Business Interests May Threaten Not Only Her Relationship, But Her LifeElizabeth Preston S Trip From New York To Key West Is A Chance To Save Her Once Wealthy Family From Their Troubles As A Result Of 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 OwnOver 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 The Last Train to Key West is a wonderful historical fiction split into 3 perspectives as one of the worst hurricanes in American history is about to touch down We have Helen, a waitress at a diner who is just about to give birth and is dreaming of leaving her abusive husband Eliza who travels down to the Keys to find someone from her past after her family is destroyed by the Great Depression Mirta, a Cuban woman who just recently married a man whom she barely knows and has a darker life th The Last Train to Key West is a wonderful historical fiction split into 3 perspectives as one of the worst hurricanes in American history is about to touch down We have Helen, a waitress at a diner who is just about to give birth and is dreaming of leaving her abusive husband Eliza who travels down to the Keys to find someone from her past after her family is destroyed by the Great Depression Mirta, a Cuban woman who just recently married a man whom she barely knows and has a darker life than he lets on Together, we jump back and forth between these women s lives before, during, and after this horrific hurricane that rocked their worlds This is a story of resilience among women in the 1930s, what it means to stand up for one s self, the bravery it takes to move onto a new chapter in one s life, and the strength it takes to survive such dire circumstances While I do have to admit that this isn t my favorite Chanel Cleeton book, due to its slow beginning and its ending that wrapped up a little too quickly for my liking, it still had those classic, intelligent and tenacious women in fiction that always grace Cleeton s stories which makes me fall for the way she transports us to the past, in her novels, but still gives us women with agency For fans of the musical Waitress, I would highly recommend this due to the musical s similarities to Helen s storyline, and for fans of Chanel Cleeton s writing in general, I would recommend this story, as well I just thought the solutions in this story to be found too easily, and, it did take me a while to find my footing when I first began this story I did not connect with the women in this story as much as I did to those in Next Year in Havana and When We Left Cuba, but that isn t to say, this isn t a fascinating historical fiction about a time in history I haven t heard about previously Chanel Cleeton has this way of writing characters I grow to care about, and I especially love how she writes strong women.The three women meet unexpectedly on a holiday weekend, and not only are they each in precarious positions, there s also a storm bearing down on the Florida Keys As someone who has experienced several hurricanes and tropical storms, I found Cleeton was on point with what it feels like through every sense to be on the ground during these storms, and the historical time period Chanel Cleeton has this way of writing characters I grow to care about, and I especially love how she writes strong women.The three women meet unexpectedly on a holiday weekend, and not only are they each in precarious positions, there s also a storm bearing down on the Florida Keys As someone who has experienced several hurricanes and tropical storms, I found Cleeton was on point with what it feels like through every sense to be on the ground during these storms, and the historical time period fascinated me With this backdrop of danger, there is love and romance, too If you enjoy historicals a smidgeon the romance spectrum, you have got to check out this book and author.About the book In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton s captivating new novel.I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader The Last Train to Key West begins just days before the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 The country is still feeling the impact of the Great Depression The three main characters paths first cross in Key West at Ruby s Diner where we meet the young women whose lives will be changed by the horrific disaster about to occur.Helen Berner is nine months pregnant and is still working at Ruby s as a waitress She is trapped in a marriage with an abusive husband Mirta Perez has married a virtual str The Last Train to Key West begins just days before the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 The country is still feeling the impact of the Great Depression The three main characters paths first cross in Key West at Ruby s Diner where we meet the young women whose lives will be changed by the horrific disaster about to occur.Helen Berner is nine months pregnant and is still working at Ruby s as a waitress She is trapped in a marriage with an abusive husband Mirta Perez has married a virtual stranger after her Cuban family has lost its social standing under the new Batista regime The newlyweds have come to the Keys for their honeymoon before the wealthy American businessman takes Mirta back to New York Elizabeth Preston s family was ruined in the stock market crash and she is now engaged to man she does not love She flees New York and heads to the Keys to find her brother, a war veteran, to escape her fianc The women s lives intersect again when they each travel to Upper Matecumbe, where the hurricane lands creating catastrophic damage and tragic death In addition to the engaging stories of the three women, filled with love and determination, author Chanel Cleeton does an excellent job providing well researched history which was rich in detail including Henry Flagler s ambitious railroad project hoping to link New York with Havana and the veterans who were housed in deplorable camps to work on its construction.This was such an enjoyable and interesting journey I could not put the book down Many thanks to Edelweiss, Berkley Penguin Publishing Book and Ms Cleeton for an advance copy of this riveting book which will be published on June 16, 2020.Rated 4.5 rounded up to 5 stars.Review posted on MicheleReader.com ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The Last Train to Key West was such a quick read which really surprised me because it s a historical fiction and those usually take me quite a while to get through, but I only needed a bitthan a day to read this one I absolutely loved Chanel Cleeton s writing style and this was just such an enjoyable read I also loved how the novel was written from the perspectives of three different women who for some reason or ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The Last Train to Key West was such a quick read which really surprised me because it s a historical fiction and those usually take me quite a while to get through, but I only needed a bitthan a day to read this one I absolutely loved Chanel Cleeton s writing style and this was just such an enjoyable read I also loved how the novel was written from the perspectives of three different women who for some reason or another happened to be in Key West at the beginning of the book It was so interesting to see how their paths kept crossing and I also loved each of them so much It was also very interesting to see how this book only covered a very short period of time, about ten days or so, but so much happened during those few days Further, I really enjoyed how the book also had a couple of darker aspects such as for example the connection of some characters to the American mafia One of my favorite things about The Last Train to Key West however, were all the smart little details Chanel Cleeton included The paths of the three women did not only cross when they were actually meeting each other somewhere in the area of Key West but they were also kind of connected by many small details For example through things one of the women was seeing that was then later on seen by a different woman or characters one of the women meets that are strongly connected to one of the other women There were so many surprising connections between the three of them that I just never would have figured out myself So overall, this novel very pleasantly surprised me and I just loved it so much The Last Train to Key West was such an entertaining, gripping and interesting story I ve never read a historical fiction set in this part of the world, but I would definitely be interested in readingbooks like this one I m definitely going to check out some of Channel Cleeton s other books now and have actually already ordered a copy of Next Year in Havana instagram my blog twitter Having read and really the first two books of Ms Cleeton, I was definitely looking forward to her new book In her previous stories, she was able to mix a wonderful story line with just the right combination of the historical, making for me, a worthwhile and enticing read When Jan and I decided on this book, I was anxious to dig in.For the positives, the author did present us with some historical facts, the hurricane of 1935 bringing huge devastation to the area, plus the plight of the soldiers Having read and really the first two books of Ms Cleeton, I was definitely looking forward to her new book In her previous stories, she was able to mix a wonderful story line with just the right combination of the historical, making for me, a worthwhile and enticing read When Jan and I decided on this book, I was anxious to dig in.For the positives, the author did present us with some historical facts, the hurricane of 1935 bringing huge devastation to the area, plus the plight of the soldiers after World War 1 being reduced to living in disheveled camps with no one really caring, especially the government, about their predicament Anything that sends me to the internet investigating something I never knew, is such an appealing concept The story also had those short chapters which propelled the tale along making for a quick light read perfect for a day at the beach or backyard The characters were presented well, the women seemed to be represented with their problems and issues, and the men, at least the good ones, were dashing, emotive, and provided support and a way out of the women s dilemmas.However, being an historical fiction fan, I was a tad disappointed in the fact that this became a bit of an improbable love story involving three women who all were escaping from bad men who then ran right into the arms of good men It just seemed too pat, too Cinderellaish , too implausible for me Having lived on the water for a good many years, I do know what a hurricane can do I lived through Sandy s devastation, so when the author describes a number of incidents that occurred during this particular hurricane, I found myself rolling my eyes a bit.I do wish that Ms Cleeton had concentrated a biton the circumstances of the veterans, men who had been promised that in defending their nation, they would be treated with respect and the gratefulness of a nation they defended Surely, we all have even seen this today, although truth be told veterans today are treated better and they reunderstood than in the 1930 s setting of this book Realizing this was during the Depression, however, I certainly can understand the veterans being pushed aside as the nation dealt with its devastation of worldwide economic obstacles and havoc I believe she missed a chance though, to educate her readerson this fascinating yet extremely sad occurrence.This was a pleasant book, a fitting title, and certainly many will enjoy this tale As always, expectation often can be the harbinger of how a book affects the reader For Jan and I, we went in expectingand found in this instance our expectations were not fully met I do recommend this story to those who enjoy romantic stories with a smidgen of the historical thrown in on the side.Thanks to Edelweiss for an advanced copy of this book due out on June 16, 2020 I loved this book A combination of mystery, historical, and three women s stories tie this together with one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in 1935.There s even a killing and a dead body involved The three women Helen, Mirta, and Elizabeth are all resilient and resourceful with their perspectives told in alternating chapters but intersecting I liked reading about each and was totally invested in finding out how everything fit together All were likable and easy to pull for.The resear I loved this book A combination of mystery, historical, and three women s stories tie this together with one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in 1935.There s even a killing and a dead body involved The three women Helen, Mirta, and Elizabeth are all resilient and resourceful with their perspectives told in alternating chapters but intersecting I liked reading about each and was totally invested in finding out how everything fit together All were likable and easy to pull for.The research involving the end of war veterans and their fate was evident too I applaud the author for casting light on the lack of support for their plight And that hurricane Such a realistic interpretation As someone who lived next to the ocean and experienced two hurricanes ten years apart, I really appreciated how it was brought it to life I finished this days ago and I m still thinking about it I highly recommend it I forgot to mention that the lovely front cover model was from a 1953 Vogue magazine with an artist s rendition of Key West in the background Happy pub day to Chanel Cleeton 4.5 hurricane starsI have become a big fan of Chanel Cleeton s historical fiction books, especially her two recent ones with Cuban roots This one is a bit different, set in the Florida Keys, but one of the female characters is from Cuba.There are three very different women whose lives all converge in the Keys in 1935 over Labor Day weekend just before and during a powerful hurricane The book alternates with chapters from each character and each section is long Happy pub day to Chanel Cleeton 4.5 hurricane starsI have become a big fan of Chanel Cleeton s historical fiction books, especially her two recent ones with Cuban roots This one is a bit different, set in the Florida Keys, but one of the female characters is from Cuba.There are three very different women whose lives all converge in the Keys in 1935 over Labor Day weekend just before and during a powerful hurricane The book alternates with chapters from each character and each section is long enough to propel each story along The connections come close to the end and one surprise in particular I did not see coming There s also the railroad which is being built with many laborers who were soldiers and have returned from WWI They are housed in squalid government camps and not treated well a piece of history I did not know at all My favorite character was Helen, a hardworking, pregnant waitress in Key West Her husband is a scoundrel who leaves bruises behind There s a quiet railroad man who come to her caf for key lime pie He ends up playing an unexpected role in her life.Elizabeth has traveled from New York in search of a man who is working on the railroad She s engaged to a man back in New York under mysterious circumstances Her family has struggled after the crash as her father and brother were stockbrokers.Mirta has just married and has left her family in Cuba to join her husband in New York They are stopping at a house in the Keys to enjoy a honeymoon This was an arranged marriage as her family has fallen ondifficult times with the change in the regime in Cuba.The hurricane hits all of them a bit differently but their lives will never be the same I really enjoyed this one I ve never been to the Keys, but Chanel Cleeton brought the rugged beauty of these islands to life I also never knew how destructive this hurricane was and how our technology has helped this part of the world try to beprepared for these weather events.This was another fun buddy read with Dorie and we both liked it I recommend it to those that enjoy historical fiction with some romance.Thank you to Edelweiss, Chanel Cleeton, and Berkley for an early copy of this one to read For our first trip away alone after becoming parents, my husband and I drove to Key West in a sports car What can I say, we were younger then, ha If I close my eyes I can still see the stunning beauty as we traveled the Overseas Highway I can transport myself back in time and smell the frangipani and taste the key lime pie It wasn t the fanciest vacation we ve ever been on, but I remember every detail of that trip We have hesitated to go back for fear it couldn t possibly live up to our m For our first trip away alone after becoming parents, my husband and I drove to Key West in a sports car What can I say, we were younger then, ha If I close my eyes I can still see the stunning beauty as we traveled the Overseas Highway I can transport myself back in time and smell the frangipani and taste the key lime pie It wasn t the fanciest vacation we ve ever been on, but I remember every detail of that trip We have hesitated to go back for fear it couldn t possibly live up to our memories.When I saw this book was set in Key West and also featured a disaster I was eager to dig in The chapters alternate between three main female characters Helen, Mirta, and Elizabeth.Helen is a Key West native, poor and pregnant with an abusive husband, Mirta is Cuban and arrives for a honeymoon with her new husband from an arranged marriage, and the newly poor Elizabeth arrives from New York on a mysterious mission Their stories appear to be unconnected but the author eventually brings them together in surprising and some might say, unbelievable ways.I appreciated learning about the historic 1935 Category 5 hurricane, and the little known history of the plan to connect the Keys via railroad using WWI vets for labor The storm was a monster and the vets were treated deplorably Unfortunately, the book lightly glossed over both of these events and I went to the internet to learnIt was the romances of these 3 women that took center stage.It s not a bad book by any means, it just wasn t for me I expect to suspend some disbelief when reading but there s a tipping point where my eyes start to roll Some readers will appreciate that it was light on history and realism, and heavy on fluff Marialyce and I buddy read this together, anticipating acomplex story but were left disappointed.Recommended for fans of historical romance If you re looking for an easy feel good story with short chapters that propel the story along at a fast pace, this would be a great one to toss in the beach bag I received a digital copy of this book from Edelweiss for review All opinions are my own For our duo reviews please visit Jesus, I can t wait for this book to be in my possession.