Publication Date: August 1, 2013
In Island of the White Rose by R. Ira Harris, it’s 1958 in Cuba, and Father Pedro Villanueva was happy to comply with his family’s wish that he joins the priesthood once his first love broke his heart. Now he’s having some doubts and he’s seeing social injustice under the reign of Batista that disturbs him greatly. The position of the church is to not address politics, but Pedro wants to help, and the best way he can see to accomplish his goal is to join the revolution. Fidel Castro seems like a man who wants positive change but all may not be what it seems. In the meantime, another member of the resistance had caught Pedro’s eye and heart. Can he resist temptation or will their love blossom against all odds?