A young woman’s journey of discovery takes her to a world of forbidden passion, savage beauty – and revenge.
Spring, 1950. Alexandra de Falla, a half-English, half-Spanish young writer abandons her privileged but suffocating life in London and travels to Spain to be reunited with her long-estranged family.
Instead of providing the sense of belonging she yearns for, thede Fallas are riven by seething emotions, and in the grip of the wildcustoms and traditions of Andalucía, all of which are alien to Alexandra.
Among the strange characters and sultry heat of this country, shemeets the man who awakens emotions she hardly knew existed. But theirpath is strewn with obstacles: dangerous rivals, unpredictable events,and inevitable indiscretions. What does Alexandra’s destiny hold for herin this flamboyant land of drama and all-consuming passions, where bloodis ritually poured on to the sands of sun-drenched bullfighting arenas,mysterious gypsies are embroiled in magic and revenge, and beautifuldark-eyed dancers hide their secrets behind elegant lacy fans?
Indiscretionis a story of love and identity, and the clash of idealsin the pursuit of happiness. But can love survive in a world wherescandal and danger are never far away?
|Publisher:||London Wall Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)|
About the Author
Hannah Fielding was born and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, the granddaughter of Esther Fanous, a revolutionary feminist and writer in Egypt during the early 1900s. Upon graduating with a BA in French literature from Alexandria University she travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived in Switzerland, France and England. After marrying her English husband, she settled in Kent and subsequently had little time for writing while bringing up two children, looking after dogs and horses, and running her own business renovating rundown cottages. Hannah now divides her time between her homes in England, Ireland and the South of France. She has written five novels, Indiscretion,Masquerade, Legacy (the Andalucían Nights Trilogy), Burning Embers, and The Echoes of Love. Hannah’s books have won various awards including, Gold Medal for romance at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (The Echoes of Love), and Gold and Silver Medals for romance at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards (Indiscretion and Masquerade). Indiscretion has also won Best Romance at the USA Best Book Awards.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book! This is my first from this author and I am so glad that I read it! It is seductive and wonderful. The amount of detail that Hannah put into this book is amazing and super realistic. I felt like I was living right along side Alexandra. Alexandra is our beautiful, successful heroine that you can’t help but love. She is a successful writer and has really made a name for herself. She is spunky and knows what she wants in life. Being abandoned by her father and his royal family definitely put a damper on her life, but she doesn’t let it stop her. The day her father shows up at her door surprises her and ends up being a fantastic journey through her past and to her future. Her future being a hunky man that is super drool worthy. The passionate story that unfolds is tasteful and doesn’t overwhelm the story. You can’t help but fall in love with all of the characters, the surroundings and just the overall feeling of the book. It is well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it from the beginning! I would definitely recommend! I can’t wait to check out other books by this author!
It was supposed to be a reunion, a meeting with family she never really knew. A time to reacquaint herself with her father, but when prim and proper Alexandra de Falla arrives in Spain, she finds more than the beauty of the wild and untamed land. She finds the inner passion she never knew she had and the love of a man she can never keep. Used to the sedate life she lead in London, the one that left her feeling not quite at ease, Alexandra finds overpowering emotions, a zest for living and the freedom her newfound family shares in expressing their feelings, inappropriate or not. One man stands out, tall and formidable, Salvador steals the air out of the room whenever he walks in. But even in such a place of sultry passions, he stands almost in shadows, or are they the secrets he carries within? Hannah Fielding’s Indiscretion is a tale of love and the passion two lovers share, even if their love seems doomed. Deceit, trickery and an unexpected proposal will pull at the very fibers of their passion, leaving Alexandra no choice but to go home, heartbroken and devastated. They say time heals all wounds, but will it? Rich with atmosphere, scenes that bring breezes and sunshine to life with all the beauty and grace of the region. Tales of gypsies add a magical touch and the words of Hannah Fielding flow like a gentle river downstream. Lively characters that share a myriad of personalities and cause tension-filled scenes that will touch the inner romantic in all of us. I received this copy from Hannah Fielding in exchange for my honest review.
Un-put-downable romance just like they used to make Indiscretion is the third Hannah Fielding book which I have read and I must say it does not disappoint. It has all the hallmarks of the author’s style: vivid, transporting descriptions, magical locations, danger and intrigue and of course unbridled and unashamed romance. I can honestly say that I picked it up and wasn’t able to put it down until I had finished the last page - and then I was tempted to start it all over again! The story is written from the perspective of Alexandra de Falla, a beautiful, half-Spanish, half-English writer who, having grown up in England, returns to her estranged family in Spain to explore her roots and have an adventure. The reception she receives from her extended family on arrival is mixed and we are at once plunged into the shady throes of individual secrets, passions and ambitions. Against the backdrop of their magnificent ancestral home, El Pavon, Alexandra begins to discover her true identity and for the first time experiences what it is to fall deeply and madly in love. Salvador - her (and our!) hero - is everything you could ask for in a man: kind and compassionate, handsome and commanding, yet behind his clear blue eyes lie shadows and secrets which threaten to keep them apart forever. ‘Indiscretion’ it seems is Alexandra’s enemy and the book allows us to share her tumultuous journey, encountering gyspy rituals, dashing toreadors and the dazzling sights, sounds and smells of Spain along the way. Hannah Fielding’s passion and knowledge of Spain and Spanish culture lends the novel an air of authenticity and she writes with an excitement for her subject and characters which is infectious. With all it’s twists and turns, Indiscretion is possibly my favourite of her novels so far and I’m delighted that the next instalment in the de Falla saga - Masquerade - can take me back to El Pavon this weekend!
Fielding goes into great detail with her descriptions, painting the entire world in minute detail for the reader. I know what every destination on the main character’s journey looks like. She crafts her world well, allowing readers to walk through it. That said, the story took place in the 1950s, but had a rather Victorian feel to it. It did take me a little while to get into the tone of Fielding’s writing with this one. It was almost as if there were a sense of reservedness between myself and the characters. Fielding’s characters are well developed, if at times a little stereotypical. They did carry the story forward well, but I almost felt as if I could always guess what they’d do next. The hero’s personality was so all over the place at times, flipping from one emotion to the next in quick succession, compared to the heroine who’s all sweet & innocent. The large supporting cast filled out the rest of the story, giving context to everything. As a whole, this was an enjoyable, picturesque novel. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.