The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton. Published by Berkley

Henry Flagler is considered the “father of Florida tourism”, he built beautiful hotels that brought tourists in droves and completed an engineering marvel that allowed visitors to travel to the Florida Keys without ever getting on a boat. The rail line from his overseas highway is still standing today, almost 100 years after being built. But his greatest triumph would also be the scene of great tragedy, when a hurricane in 1935 sweeps his train, full of passengers into the sea. Cleeton places three women on the ill fated train, Mirta Perez, who’s fleeing Cuba to marry a wealthy American, Florida native Helen Berner, who’s looking for adventure and Elizabeth Preston, who’s trying to save what’s left of her family’s fortune after the stock market crash of 1929

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