(From the publisher):
A marvelous tale of great love, the soul of the Americas and the birth of the modern spirit, set in the convents, ballrooms, and coffee plantations of late-nineteenth-century Central America and the docks, rooming houses, and stately Fifth Avenue addresses of New York. When we meet Maria de las Nieves Moran, she is a bookish and dreamy novice nun-until the country's new ruler closes the convents. What will be her fate in the secular world? When Maria de las Nieves enrolls in a writing class under Josť Marti, her life is transformed by the brilliant poet and hero of Cuban independence, whose year in that Central American capital results in Latin America's most famous love poem. Maria de las Nieves's story unfolds among an unforgettable cast of characters striving for love or success. And when Maria de las Nieves departs for New York years later, young daughter in tow, she continues to evade the mystery of who, of her many suitors, is the girl's father, and what really happened between her and Josť Marti.
(from the publisher)
Original title: The Divine Husband
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ South & Central America