Popular South American Romance Books

Find romance books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (34)

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A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel by Isabel Allende EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Parade In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succ... continue

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A palavra que resta by Stênio Gardel PT

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Uma carta guardada por mais de cinquenta anos — e jamais lida. É essa a relíquia que Raimundo leva consigo. Homem analfabeto que na juventude teve um amor secreto brutalmente interrompido, ele resolve que ainda é tempo de aprender a ler e talvez decifrar essa ferida aberta do passado.

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A pediatra by Andréa del Fuego PT

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
Cecília é o oposto do que se imagina de uma pediatra – uma mulher sem espírito maternal, pouco apreço por crianças e zero paciência para os pais e mães que as acompanham. Porém a medicina era um caminho natural para ela, que seguiu os passos do pai. Apesar de sua frieza com os pacientes, ela tem um consultório bem-sucedido, mas aos poucos se vê perdendo lugar para um pediatra humanista, que trabalha com doulas, parteiras e acompanha até partos domiciliares. Mesmo a obstetra cesarista com quem Cecília sempre... continue

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Arlindo by Ilustralu PT

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Uma história sobre descobrir que a gente não tá só. Vencedor do CCXP Awards (2022) na categoria Melhor Quadrinho. Arlindo é um garoto cheio de sonhos e vontade de encontrar seu lugar no mundo. Tudo o que ele quer é seguir sua vida de adolescente na cidadezinha onde mora, no interior do Rio Grande do Norte. Ele aluga filmes na locadora com as amigas todo sábado, sente o coração bater mais forte pelas primeiras paqueras, canta muito Sandy & Júnior no chuveiro, e ainda cuida da irmã mais nova e ajuda a mãe a fazer doces para vender. Por mais que ele se esforce e dê o seu melhor, muita gente na ci... continue

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Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
An orphan raised in Valparaíso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. She enters a rough-and-tumble world whose newly arrived inhabitants are driven mad by gold fever. With the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en, Eliza moves freely in a society of single men and prostitutes, creating an unconventional but independent life for herself. The young Chilean's search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey, and by the time she finally ... continue

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Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis EN

Rating: 5 (8 votes)
Description:
A classic story of love and jealousy, Dom Casmurro is the story of Bento and his childhood love, Capitu, who overcome their parents' reluctance to marry. But Bento jealously suspects that their son is not his. But beyond this straightforward plot, Machado plays with the reader's expectations and comments on the structure of the story, blurring the line between fiction and reality and appearing very modern.

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands : A Moral and Amorous Tale by Jorge Amado EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Description:
It surprises no one that the charming but wayward Vadinho dos Guimaraes–a gambler notorious for never winning—dies during Carnival. His long suffering widow Dona Flor devotes herself to her cooking school and her friends, who urge her to remarry. She is soon drawn to a kind pharmacist who is everything Vadinho was not, and is altogether happy to marry him. But after her wedding she finds herself dreaming about her first husband’s amorous attentions; and one evening Vadinho himself appears by her bed, as lusty as ever, to claim his marital rights.



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Eleven Minutes : A Novel by Paulo Coelho EN

Rating: 4 (41 votes)
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Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its ow... continue