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“Don’t judge me until you've found out what life in Mexico City was really like back then.”

We all face consequential choices that will define our lives.

"My entire family was stuck for generations in that isolated village where I was born. A three hour bus trip up the coast to Veracruz was a risky thought. Not for me. When you’re fourteen, know you are a dreamer and become
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Paperback, 362 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by CreateSpace
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Lucinda
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An interwoven tale that beautifully blends mystery, murder and acute perception amid a flamboyant historical backdrop.

1940’s Mexico City is dazzling with vibrancy and energy, cleverly concealing beneath the surface sinister secrets and deadly dealings…Within this historical time-capsule is a fascinating, multi-layered story based on a murder that is but a taste of corruption and deception. Suspects include an ambitious politician, but all too soon it is revealed that this single death is but a
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Marloz Lozano
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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City of Promises es el primer libro publicado de D. Grant Fitter. Está escrito en primera persona, la historia es narrada por el protagonista, Arturo Fuentes. Decidí leer este libro porque me llamaba la atención que la historia se llevara a cabo en México. Generalmente los libros escritos originalmente en inglés, escogen otros países, y solamente por el simple hecho de ser en México, prometía ser una historia diferente.
Está dividido en capítulos, cada capítulo es nombrado con un número. La hist
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Ashley
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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"They call this the city of promise, Arturo, but it is a city of promises and very few of those promises are true."

City of Promises by D. Grant Fitter is an amazing book! Set against the exotic and flamboyant backdrop of Mexico City readers will be drawn into this story from the very beginning; it begins, “It was the second quincena of May in 1943. Good things always happen on that evening and late into the night.” Good things also happen all throughout this book as readers become entrapped in a
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. "City of Promises" is the story of Arturo, who is trying to start a new life in Mexico City during the 1940s. This is a fascinating look at a very interesting time in Mexico's history seen through the eyes of someone who is absolutely dazzled by the city and all of the big personalities that fill it.

The star of this book was really the setting for me. Mexico City almost becomes a character in this book. Fun fact about Meg: I spent some time in Mexico City during college. I really enj
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Patricia
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing

CITY OF PROMISES is a masterpiece of historical fiction that celebrates an exciting era of growth and opportunity spanning the 1940s in Mexico City. The story line follows the struggles of the ambitious and admirable Arturo Fuentes as he carves out his path to fame and fortune. Navigating a business world corrupted by greed, shady politicians and power-hungry industrialists, he masterfully blends business with pleasure, embracing the city’s rich and vibrant cultural scene. In a society ruled by
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Diana
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
* Received from Historical Fiction Virtual Tour for an honest review
I haven't enjoyed a story like this one in a while! I thought that the author grabbed my attention from page one! He was able to involve me in the story. It became like a conversation with a friend. The characters are interesting and unique! The pace was fantastic. Life interrupted my reading but my interest never wavered! This was an exciting story told by a very talented story-teller!
Peter Giorno
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won my copy of "City Of Promises" from Goodreads.com and the book is an excellent piece of literature that combines corruption, drugs, murder and mayhem. All neatly woven, placed, and set within historical 1940's Mexico City. The author has written an intense story with true to life characters that standout from start to finish. A wonderful book that was hard to put down, and one that I highly recommend. I look forward to reading more fine works by D. Grant Fitter.
Becca
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was simply wonderful. I read it in two days, which says a lot about it because my average time taken to read a book is around five or six days. City of Promises follows Arturo Fuentes on his journey to fame and fortune in 1940's Mexico City. The attention to detail was impeccable and the characters felt so real and vivid and the relationship between Arturo and and Serrano was simply mesmerising.
A vibrant page turner. A definite must read.
Becca
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful tale of a man trying to make his way in the world of business in Mexico City. Fabulous detail. Read it within 2 days, didn't want to put it down. I won it at goodreads.com(thank you).
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Fascinating story and entertaining throughout.
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D. Grant Fitter is a citizen of North America. Born in Ontario, Canada and educated in Colorado, USA, he is convinced he was Mexican in his previous life. How else to explain such a strong attraction to Mexico and all things Mexican, including his wife.

His business career includes long stints of work in Mexico before yielding to a pesky urge to pursue sports journalism for seventeen years. Meanwh
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