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Winter in Madrid
Spoiler alert: do not Google General Maestre before you finish reading this book as it brings up a synopsis of the storyline. As always, I enjoyed learning about a period of history I didn't know enough about. At times, however, this book reads like a propaganda film, or the script of a 1940s movie. Neither is a problem in itself but I felt it descended into melodrama at times and many scenes felt contrived as the author tried to set a historical scene. Perhaps this is why I'm not a fan of historical fiction. It was a good read, quite exciting towards the end, and I learned quite a bit about Spanish history so reading it was time well spent.
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