A work of historical fiction chronicles the brave deeds and passionate loves of a spirited woman who journeyed to the New World and helped found a nation.
Isabel Allende uses the real-life account of a fascinating woman, Ines Suarez, as the basis for her rich historical novel. Suarez was the lone woman to accompany the Conquistadors to the New World. She came in search of her missing husband, but eventually became mistress to Don Pedro de Valdivia, the conqueror of Chile. In Allende's epic and passionate account, Valdivia and Suarez have dreams of a Christian utopia that are undone by their drive for glory.
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