The Last Train To Key West

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The Last Train To Key West book cover

by Chanel Cleeton

Publication date: June 16, 2020
Publisher: Berkley
Paperback: 320 Pages

Publisher Description

In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys.
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 escape.
After the Cuban Revolution of 1933 leaves Mirta Perez’s family in a precarious position, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a notorious American. Following her wedding in HavanaMirta arrives in the Keys on her honeymoon. While she can’t deny the growing attraction to her new husband, his illicit business interests may threaten not only her relationship, but her life.
Elizabeth Preston’s trip to Key West is a chance to save her once-wealthy family from their troubles after 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 own.
Over 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.

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About the author

Chanel Cleeton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Cuban Heiress, Our Last Days in Barcelona, The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, The Last Train to Key West, When We Left Cuba, and Reese’s Book Club pick Next Year in Havana

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

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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 McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday

“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




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