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A Ballad of Love and Glory

A Ballad of Love and Glory: A Novel by [Reyna Grande]

Reyna Grande’s novel A Ballad of Love and Glory is a historical fiction novel that will remind the reader not only of the romantic atmosphere between the main characters but the tension of living on the boarder between Mexico and the United States. Ximena is the main character who lives with her husband Joaquín, who dreams of starting a family in a post-war context. The author treats with great care the bond between the couple and how affection developed between them. And she does the same to narrate the tragic death of Joaquín during an attack. After his death Ximena joins the war effort as a nurse where she meets John Riley. The two form a bond over shared sorrows.

The narrative takes place in two worlds, the ability to experience the context of Ximena in Mexico and at the same time of the Irish soldier John Riley. The suffering of the two characters is described clearly and strongly, as they both experience significant dramas until one day they meet in Mexico. The torrid romance between the two becomes more and more intriguing for readers, after all, what seems improbable is exciting, thus keeping the reader increasingly entertained and engaged in the story. The story will incite a variety of emotions with the impending war and the bloody scenario that comes from it, and at the same time the narrative being unfolded for the forbidden couple, who become prisoners of their feelings.

A Ballad of Love and Glory takes readers back in time to a place where war and survival are all the inhabitants know. Finding love in this chaotic environment seams impossible but readers will find hope and see that through all the sufferings, there is a chance for happiness. Romance and historical fiction lovers alike will find something to cling to in this impassioned romance novel.

Pages: 352 | ASIN: B0984M86DV

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