Golden Earrings by Belinda Alexandra

By Belinda Alexandra

A strong saga of family members, love, honour and betrayal

You who pass judgement on me: come! allow me let you know a narrative …

Paloma Batton is the granddaughter of Spanish refugees who fled Barcelona after the Civil conflict. A disciplined scholar with the varsity of the Paris Opera Ballet, Paloma we could little get within the method of her profession till she gets a trip from an otherworldly being who leaves her with a couple of golden earrings.
Sensing that she has been given a quest, Paloma starts exploring her personal Spanish background and makes the relationship among the customer and ‘la Rusa’, a girl who rose from poverty to develop into one of many nice flamenco dancers of recent times.
La Rusa died whereas dwelling in Paris in 1952. Her demise used to be governed a suicide yet as Paloma starts off to solve the secrets and techniques of the prior, she discovers multiple one that had sturdy cause of short of l. a. Rusa lifeless, together with Paloma’s personal grandmother.
GOLDEN jewelry is a narrative that strikes among nice towns: Barcelona within the lead as much as the Civil conflict and Paris within the Seventies. it's the tale of 2 girls and the extremes to which they're keen to head for romance. it's a tale of serious passions -- and nice betrayals -- the place not anything is sort of because it seems.
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