© 2016 by Sandra Perez Gluschankoff
 
 

IN THE PRESS

Five Stripes for Franzisca's Box in The Zebra Press

 

http://digital.thezebra.org/Mobile/viewer.aspx?id=6&pageId=21

Literary Gumbo, T.V. Santa Barbara

The Last Fernandez TV interview

Literary Gumbo, T.V. Santa Barbara

Franzisca's Box TV interview

Life Matters with Dr. Michelle Gordon-

FYI Network

Co-writer, co-excecutive producer, cast member

Franzisca's Box is in the Top Ten novels to read-Latino Authors, 2016
http://thelatinoauthor.com/top/2016-2/fiction/
Franzisca's Box 2016 Official Selection Award Historical Fiction. New Apple Awards for Literary Excellence in Independent Publishing
http://www.newappleliterary.com/2016Awards/2016awardsCat41.html
Franzisca's Box, Finalist in 2016 Goethe Book Awards-Historical Fiction
https://www.chantireviews.com/2016/11/03/goethe-awards-for-post-1750-historical-fiction-the-2016-finalists/

The Last Fernandez by Sandra Perez Gluschankoff is a historical novel that transports readers to a turbulent moment in history, allowing them to feel the dynamics of the Spanish Inquisition and the bloody war in Argentina. It explores what it meant to be a Jew at that time of the Inquisition and the horrors of war. Angelina is just six when she is sent to a Catholic convent where she would spend the next twelve years of her life. It is here that she makes a strong connection with Sara Fernandez, a strange woman whose presence takes her away from the stark loneliness of her life. Little does she know that she’d be linked eventually to the very life and heart of a Marrano family. What did it really mean to be a Jew during the time of the Inquisition and what does it have to do with a girl living many centuries after that event? 

The reader is taken on a dramatic ride alongside compelling characters. The writing is filled with emotions, and it is interesting how the author imbues her characters with life and a rare humanity. She melds elements of historical fiction with time travel to create an exceptionally tantalising reading experience for readers. The setting is strong and readers get a clear picture of the 15th century in Cordoba, Spain and Argentina during the late 1970s. The themes of political and religious persecution, family, and man’s inhumanity to man are developed with unusual mastery. The story is balanced and deft and the reader can feel the interconnections between the setting, the thematic development, character building, and conflict. The Last Fernandez is one of the best books I have read in the genre of historical events. It is intelligently plotted and written to perfection.

Five Star review- Readers Favorite-The Last Fernandez

BIO

BOOKS

Thorns For Raisel

       Award Winning
International Bestseller
         Award Winning
     International Bestseller
Bestseller
 
 

In The Works

Once Upon A Forever

An Italian ghost town.

A five century-old legend.

An impossible love story.

A journey through time in search for truth and second chances  

CONTACT

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