Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende is a rip roaring good story! Ines Suarez crosses the seas from Spain to the New World following her husband. She arrives to find herself a widow, but life has interesting times in store for Ines. She catches the eye of Pedro de Valdivia, becoming his mistress. Together they will conquer a land and create the country of Chile. The story tears across the page, leaving you feeling you are riding along with the Conquistadors as their horses gallop across the land! Even more amazing, it is fiction based on real people, Ines lived!
— Deon Stonehouse
"Powerfully evocative. . . . Allende is at her best here; spinning words like spells, enthralling the reader with surreal visions of the New World."-- Newsweek
A passionate epic of love, freedom, and conquest, based on historical events, from the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and A Long Petal of the Sea.
Though she was born into poverty, In's Su rez, a seamstress in sixteenth-century Spain, embodies the same restless hope and opportunism that fuels her nation's conquest of the Americas.
Learning that her shiftless husband has vanished, In's uses his disappearance to embark on her own adventure. It is a journey will lead her to Pedro de Valdivia--a conquistador who becomes the first royal governor of Chile--and to a love that not only changes her life but the course of history.