I give this 3.5 out of 5 Stars!
Description: the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave, and one you will not forget.
Esteban -- The patriarch, a volatile and proud man whose lust for land is legendary and who is haunted by his tyrannical passion for the wife he can never completely possess.
Clara -- The matriarch, elusive and mysterious, who foretells family tragedy and shapes the fortunes of the house of the Truebas.
Blanca -- Their daughter, soft-spoken yet rebellious, whose shocking love for the son of her father's foreman fuels Esteban's everlasting contempt... even as it produces the grandchild he adores.
Alba -- The fruit of Blanca's forbidden love, a luminous bearty, a fiery and willful woman... the family's break with the past and link to the future.
This book was on my frequently banned or challenged list. Within a hundred or so pages I could see why. Overall I though it was a very good read, but at time it was just to much. There is quite a bit of violence, rape, and human cruelty. Although, I do understand that is fits in with the time period the book refers too. I loved Clara and thought the storyline lost some of its appeal when she died. But, the hardest thing about this book for me was the didn't seem to be a point to the story. I like to walk away from a book knowing I got the purpose for why the story was written. I didn't get that here.