1914. The Great War has just broken out and Julieta Carrión de la Vega, 16, has arrived in Bolivia from Spain to meet back up with her father, Gonzalo Carrión. Orphaned by her mother, Julieta adores her father, or at least the idyllic image she has of him—but soon, she will have to face the harsh reality of her father's dark secrets.
After a terrible confrontation, Don Gonzalo decides to send his daughter in one of his properties in the remote zone of El Salar de Uyuni. There, Julieta will find peace, and with the indigenous people of a nearby village will start a salt mining cooperative. She will learn their customs, their values, their fears, and will also meet Siwar, with whom she will fall in love.
However, her happiness will be brief. One day Julieta will receive a visit from her father bringing terrible news: he has married her off and is sending her to Spain to consummate the matrimony. He also reveals that Siwar was working for him and was charged with keeping constant watch over her. Julia travels to Madrid, thinking she lost El Salar, its people and Siwar forever. But sometimes, when life closes one door, it opens another, and the tenacious Julieta won’t stop until she gets her life back.
A young woman’s struggle for the right to choose the life she wants to live, to love who she wants to love, even if she will discover secrets that will change her forever along the way.
A powerful protagonist, exotic surroundings, a love story, a family secret. Readers of Sara Lark and The Cloth Villa will love Fleur de Sel, the new novel by Susana López Rubio.
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