Today I’m happy to be part of THE DREAM OF THE CITY blog tour. This novel takes place in Barcelona – a city we love to visit!
Here’s what HFVBT has to say:
The Dream of the City
by Andrés Vidal
Publication Date: November 24, 2015
Open Road Integrated Media
eBook; 557 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Part love story, part chronicle of the modernist years of Barcelona and a society about to change irrevocably, The Dream of the City is an homage to the genius of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926)—an exciting historical novel in which we tour the most bohemian parts of Barcelona.
In Barcelona, at the beginning of the 20th century, the destinies of two families, the Jufresas and the Navarros, converge: Francesc Jufresa is the head of the bourgeois family which runs the most renowned goldsmith workshop in the city. His daughter, the beautiful Laura, rejects the limited future of a housewife and mother to work with the brilliant Gaudí on the sculptures for the Sagrada Familia. Juan is the head of the Navarros, a poor family whose members must work hard to survive. Dimas, the first born, embodies his father’s hopes and resents the dangerous and ill-paying work of a streetcar mechanic. When the independent Laura and the ambitious Dimas meet, the encounter will change their lives forever.
About the Author
Andrés Vidal is the pseudonym of Marius Molla. He is the author of two other novels that were successes in Spain: Inheriting the Earth (2010) and The Dream (2012). By training the author is an industrial engineer in Barcelona. Follow Andres Vidal on Facebook.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, November 24
Spotlight & Giveaway at Unshelfish
Wednesday, November 25
Excerpt at To Read, or Not to Read
Friday, November 27
Excerpt & Giveaway at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
Monday, November 30
Review at Beth’s Book Nook
Tuesday, December 1
Excerpt at So Many Books, So Little Time
Thursday, December 3
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Monday, December 7
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Okay – I have to admit that I have not finished this novel yet! I only received it last week and it is over 500 pages. I have started it and am really enjoying it. It is well-written and intriguing and it does a great job in capturing the essence of Barcelona. I am looking forward to continuing with it. Sagrada Familia is such a spectacular place; I am really enjoying reading about the building of it.Do yourself a favor and google Sagrada Familia and look at all the spectacular pictures of it!
Here’s a few from our vacation there a few years ago:
Thank you for making me part of the tour and for my review e-copy!