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However Long the Night

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A successful Miami Architect born in Cuba learns from his dying father buried family secrets that compel him to return to the land he abandoned to search for the woman he left behind and the son he never knew.

Cuban-born, award-winning Miami Architect and successful real estate developer Cid Milan suddenly faces a dilemma when his dying father reveals to him a shocking twen
ebook, 273 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Eternal Press (first published February 1st 2012)
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Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Mar 06, 2012 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: GoddessFish Blog Tours
Okay, let's be honest here. A romance novel....from a GUY? Yeppers. And let me tell you this. David Pereda really KNOWS how to capture the reader instantly with his characters, and a twistful plot line that will knock you down....and keep you hooked until the end.

Combing history with fiction, Pereda takes a dive into the Cuban world in the 1980s. He takes his plot line and adds the characters to the mix in such a way that the reader will not be let go. You become the characters and feel every e
Feb 26, 2012 Kathleen rated it really liked it
What would you do if in an instant, your life as you've known it is suddenly all a lie? Would you be able to go back to your past and right the wrongs? Would you be able to pick up the pieces and make everything right? These are the questions that Cid Milan has to answer as he goes on a journey of self-discovery. Will he be able to seek and find forgiveness, love and redemption from the long-held family secrets?

Cid Milano is a Cuban born man, who at the age of nineteen, along with his family set
Books Mom
Feb 29, 2012 Books Mom rated it it was amazing
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I started reading this not really knowing what to expect. I only hoped I wouldn’t be bored. Well, I was far from bored, I was fascinated.

The story starts with a Cuban family being forced to leave Cuba during the boatlift of 1980. The story is focused on Cid Milan, who was a teenager when he first arrived in the United States.

When we meet him, he's a very successful architect in Miami, and I expected the story to follow in a predictable
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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However Long the Night was a gritty, incredibly realistic portayal of life for Cid Milan, a Cuban who came to America more than twenty years prior to the story's real beginning. Cid wasn't always the most heroic of heroes, at least not at the start. I admit I struggled to like him for the first several chapters. He's arrogant, selfish and I wasn't overly impressed with his moral compass (especially about what caused an estrangement be
Lenore Webb
Mar 16, 2012 Lenore Webb rated it it was amazing
It is great having the grandbabes here. But after several days, I remember that I am old. Well old enough to need a break. Thankfully Dear Hubby took over bath/bed time last night and let me chill for a lil while. So with my glass of wine I curled up and lost myself for a few hours with my personal signed copy of David Pereda's book However Long the Night.

Former Latin American government consultant and prolific author, David Pereda, has released his mainstream novel However Long the Night, pub
Kami BlackHippieChick Brown-Sparks
What would you do if you found out that for the last 25yrs, you’ve been living a lie? That’s the dilemma that Cid is faced with, when he visits his estranged father, who is dying from cancer. His father has decided that he needs to seek absolution for his past sins;he begins the conversation by telling Cid, that the best friend that he thinks has been dead for 25 yrs. is in fact alive. Not only is he alive, but his father turned him to Castro’s men before his family had fled. Cid doesn’t even ha ...more
Judy Thomas
May 26, 2012 Judy Thomas rated it really liked it
He's handsome, rich, successful, and in a relationship with a beautiful model. He has it all--or does he? Nobody realizes the emptiness inside caused by what he perceives as the betrayal and rejection of the one woman he loved. When his father reveals the truth of that, events are set in motion which will forever change Cid Milan.

However Long the Night is very much a plot-driven book. There were some very interesting characters--loved the blonde porn stars mom and daughter--but they were not the
May 31, 2015 Jane rated it it was amazing
I could not put down, David Pereda’s, However Long the Night.
Historical fiction at its best! Beginning with the 1980 mass exodus from the port of Mariel, Cuba; where the term, “Marielito” was coined to refer to those emigrating.
This is a story of love & loss as the Milan family faces the challenges & struggles adapting to life in a new country. Cuba is seen through the eyes of everyday Cubans, who love their beautiful country, which has been stripped, ravaged & raped by a failed syst
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Mar 10, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] marked it as to-read
Recommended to Michelle by: Molly's review
Romance written by a man... egads! Gotta give this one a shot!
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I am a writer and college writing instructor in Asheville NC. My latest mainstream novel, However Long the Night, published by Eternal Press in February 2012, has won two awards already and is currently a finalist in the romantic suspense category of the 2012 Readers Favorite Awards -- winners to be announced in September. My previous novels include the thrillers, Killing Castro, published by Eter ...more
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