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The Last Train to Key West

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The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton
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Jun 16, 2020 | ISBN 9780451490889

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“This dazzling, drama-filled tale set in 1935 follows three women to Key West, Florida.”—Woman’s World, on The Last Train to Key West

“The Last Train to Key West
 is a perfect storm of great storytelling, fast-moving plot, and rich historical detail. Tense, tight, and atmospheric, Chanel Cleeton’s best yet!”—Kate QuinnNew York Times bestselling author of The Huntress

The Last Train to Key West takes you on an incredible and emotion-charged journey … [It] has everything a reader could want: not one but three incredible love stories, page-turning drama and rich historical detail. I finished the last chapter with a sigh of satisfaction that only a great book can bring about.”—Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Orphan

“A wonderfully transportive summer read!”—Kristina McMorrisNew York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday, on The Last Train to Key West

“Cleeton expertly narrates her story through the eyes of all three women, giving a multilayered glimpse into the island’s intertwined and sometimes conflicting communities….Cleeton’s compelling, vividly described novel combines a scrappy, adventure-filled setting with plenty of action, and three heroines who will each discover their own grit and gumption during stormy times.” —Shelf Awareness, on The Last Train to Key West

“Edge-of-your-seat storytelling is Cleeton’s hallmark….The Last Train to Key West blends danger, intimacy, history, and suspense in a taut, romantic story I didn’t want to end.”—NPR

“[A] dazzling, drama-filled tale….Thrilling and thought-provoking!”—Woman’s World, on The Last Train to Key West

“Brimming with secrets, hope, and love, this is a book that you’ll devour in one sitting (like I did!).”—Yangsze ChooNew York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger, on The Last Train to Key West

 “Chanel Cleeton simply never disappoints! Cleverly constructed and expertly delivered, The Last Train to Key West is a feast for readers across multiple genres. This book has it all – great characters, a compelling historical backdrop, quests for love and purpose and refuge, and a fully satisfying conclusion that will have you cheering.”—Susan Meissner, Bestselling author of The Last Year of the War

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton is a gorgeously written, absorbing novel set against the backdrop of a real, devastating hurricane in the Florida Keys in 1935. An addictively good page-turner!”—Jillian CantorUSA Today bestselling author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time

“Lush, atmospheric, and suspenseful, Chanel Cleeton’s latest is not to be missed!”—Stephanie Marie ThorntonUSA Today bestselling author of And They Called It Camelot, on The Last Train to Key West

“Once again Chanel Cleeton has delivered a masterful story, filled with twists and turns as the lives of three courageous women intersect on a hurricane’s destructive path…. A remarkable work of historical fiction that grabs hold of your heart and is guaranteed to keep you turning pages!”—Renée Rosen, National bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer, on The Last Train to Key West

“Its romance, intrigue, and suspense make it impossible to put down. Gripping!”—Erika Robuck, National bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl, on The Last Train to Key West

“Gripping, romantic, and packed with drama. Readers will be up late eager to find out what happens!”—Camille Di Maio, Bestselling author of The Memory of Us, on The Last Train to Key West

“Cleeton’s depiction of the catastrophic hurricane is both gripping and terrifying, and she skillfully balances each woman’s internal growth with the various romantic subplots. Fans of Cleeton’s previous books, as well as readers who enjoy Beatriz Williams’ historical fiction, will devour this exciting, romantic tale.”—Booklist, on The Last Train to Key West

“Cleeton finds the right balance of historical detail and suspense, making this a riveting curl-up-on-the-couch affair.”Publishers Weekly, on The Last Train to Key West

“The story, the characters, the setting and the situation all lead to a thrilling climax. Cleeton does a magnificent job describing the fury of the hurricane …. it’s all so vivid as we feel like we’re experiencing the storm firsthand….We see the beauty of the Keys, the worst side of nature, and the fortitude of women who must stand up for themselves.”—BookReporter

“Cleeton delivers another delicious beach read just in time for summer vacation. This book we highly recommend!”Currents Magazine, on The Last Train to Key West

“…a captivating story…. the hallmarks of [Cleeton’s] writing and storytelling styles are there – intriguing characters, propulsive plots, and surprising connections. The Key West setting is gorgeously described, even during a treacherous hurricane. Readers will feel for the three women telling their stories and will be interested to finally understand how they are all connected, as well as how their stories will resolve.”Fresh Fiction, on The Last Train to Key West

“A gripping tale that showed the best and worst of humanity in a realistic way, The Last Train to Key West was a memorable story that certainly left a mark on this reader’s heart.”—Harlequin Junkie

“…Chanel Cleeton writes with a clear and beautiful voice….a great book club selection…the perfect summer beach read….This is another masterwork of historical fiction.”The Nerd Daily, on The Last Train to Key West

Praise for When We Left Cuba

“A thrilling story about love, loss, and what we will do to go home again. Utterly unputdownable.”—PopSugar

“Both a hard-earned love story and a visceral account of history. Cleeton’s writing pulsates with passion and intimacy…. She’s long since established herself as a remarkable writer, but with When We Left Cuba, she’s written with a sublime force that keeps us tethered to her words.”—The Washington Post

“You won’t be able to put this one down.”—Cosmopolitan

“With rich historical detail, incisive dialogue and a firebrand heroine, Cleeton paints a vivid portrait of a woman caught in the currents of a turbulent time yet determined to make her own way.”Shelf Awareness 

“An exhilarating read with a fearless heroine.”Woman’s World 

“Has sex, drama, suspense…and pairs perfectly with a mojito.”—People 

More Praise for Chanel Cleeton

“A beautiful novel that’s full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice.”—Reese Witherspoon

“A sweeping love story and tale of courage and familial and patriotic legacy that spans generations.”—Entertainment Weekly

“This Cuban-set historical novel is just what you need to get that ~extra-summery~ feeling.”—Bustle

“The Ultimate Beach Read”—Real Simple
 
Next Year in Havana reminds us that while love is complicated and occasionally heartbreaking, it’s always worth the risk.”—NPR

“Cleeton has penned an atmospheric, politically insightful, and highly hopeful homage to a lost world.”—Stephanie DrayNew York Times bestselling coauthor of America’s First Daughter

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