The Sacred Well: A Novel

The Sacred Well: A Novel

by Antoinette May
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Sacred Well 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LadyLucyLehn More than 1 year ago
Antoinette May did it again! She is an amazing author. Her portrayal of history is just incredible. I enjoyed so much learning about Alma Reed, her life, and her love affair with Felipe. A refreshing, romatic tale.
DRHeather More than 1 year ago
The above Headline says it all - easy to read and based on fact. Should suite a wide range of people. Jumps about a bit, but very easy to follow.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Fortyish travel writer Sage Sanborn is in Mexico¿s Yucatan on a writing assignment to describe romantic spots in the Peninsula. During a storm, she rushes inside a tavern in Merida. There she meets David Winslow who asks her to join him for a drink. They listen to a local band play a haunting love song that David insists was written by a former states governor.

In 1923 Yucatan Governor Felipe Carillo Puerto and American female journalist Alma Reed met and fell in love. She reported the plundering of Mayan artifacts, which angers some locals. Soon afterward Felipe is assassinated; Alma blames herself for the murder of her beloved as her article led to his death.

Sage returns to San Francisco where her boyfriend Mark lives to write the heartbreaking story of Felipe and Alma. However, she also misses David and considers returning to him and the Yucatan.

SACRED WELL is an intriguing premise of an American female reporter investigating the true life story of Alma Reed. The two subplots eight plus decades apart are fascinating to follow especially the historical based on the tragic love between Alma and Felipe. Although the contemporary lacks the excitement of the 1920s, fans will enjoy this fine tale of a modern American journalist searching for what her counterpart found in 1923 in the Yucatan.

Harriet Klausner