Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende

Of Love and Shadows

Isabel Allende with Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)

fiction magical realism romance challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

304 pages | first published 1987

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Beautiful and headstrong, Irene Beltrán works as a magazine journalist—a profession that belies her privileged upbringing and her engagement to an army captain. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverished Span...
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Summary of 837 reviews

Moods

emotional 77%
sad 60%
dark 50%
adventurous 42%
reflective 40%
mysterious 27%
tense 25%
challenging 22%
hopeful 20%
informative 12%
inspiring 10%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 27%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 21% | Character: 15% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 7% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 7% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 53% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.83

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