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Bueno
Title : Bueno
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ISBN : 9780991509102
Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : None

Bueno is a love story set in Spain. It was a 2014 Semi-Finalist for the Elixir Press Fiction Award. Shortly after the death of his beloved brother, Harvey decides to take a job at a school in Spain, near the place where his brother had been living. As headmaster, Harvey attempts a series of improvements, but soon meets with resistance from the teachers, characters who areBueno is a love story set in Spain. It was a 2014 Semi-Finalist for the Elixir Press Fiction Award. Shortly after the death of his beloved brother, Harvey decides to take a job at a school in Spain, near the place where his brother had been living. As headmaster, Harvey attempts a series of improvements, but soon meets with resistance from the teachers, characters who are endearing, engaging, and sometimes so mean that you just want to wring their necks! Harvey also meets Carmen and falls in love. This delightful, well-written and entertaining novel is available in Kindle version for just $0.99. Try it out!


Bueno Reviews

  • Lauren Sapala

    This book is definitely a hidden-gem-kind-of-book. I came to it expecting light and breezy contemporary romantic fiction and I was (very pleasantly) surprised that it went much deeper. I have a sweet spot for excellently drawn characters to the point where I would say that I prefer good characters over good plot. Fortunately, Bueno had both. I ended up falling in love with the main character, an American named Harvey Jones who travels to Spain to take up the headmaster position at a private scho [...]

  • Christy Esmahan

    Bueno is the first book of three novels that comprise the Cantabria American Book series, all debuting in 2014. It took me over 5 1/2 years to write these books, and I wrote more than 30 versions before I settled on the current ones. During this long period, especially near the end, a surreal thing happened: my characters came to life. I would begin writing a scene that I had planned to have occur a certain way, and then read over my material several hours later and be stunned (and pleased) by w [...]

  • Heather

    5/5 Stars "Bueno" is the first of a three book series about Harvey, an American, and his tenacious and sometimes naive leadership as a headmaster in Spain of an international school. Harvey is an extremely likeable and pluckable character who battles through a new culture and a school bogged down with personal politics and favoritism.I was immediately drawn into the story and had a hard time putting it down. I grew up with a ton of different cultures here near Houston, Texas, but the internation [...]

  • Nancy

    I won this book from the GoodReads First Reads giveaways.This was a quick and easy read. The story is of Harvey Jones, an American who signs up as headmaster at a private school in Spain. The novel details the trials and tribulations of our protagonist as he sets about trying to make the school a better place. Of course being a foreigner (and an American one at that) he is met with opposition from the reigning crew of teachers and administrators.This is the first book in a series with a somewhat [...]

  • Ana

    I received this book for free through First Reads. WOW, it was definitely SOMETHING!I mean, I enjoyed this book. SO. Very. Much! It was just different, optimistic and felt real.The personalities of the characters were realistic and well developed, it was an awesome job the author managed to accomplish here.What I love the most in a book is being able to learn from other cultures and/or places and at the same time loosing myself in the story, and this book has that and MORE.It was a difficult ta [...]

  • Margaret Pereira

    Bueno engages with its depiction of ordinary life set in a picturesque foreign land. In the first several chapters, the chaotic parking lot scenes at the school in Northern Spain reminded me of the driving shenanigans at the elementary school parking lot in my own neighborhood. And who hasn't found themselves at one time or another working in a situation where personalities appear to rule over common sense? Ultimately, I found myself rooting for Harvey, the inexperienced headmaster who works in [...]

  • Kathryn Watson

    This book was an easy read and one I did not want to put down for long. The characters are amazingly real. I think everyone can relate to working with a few "brujas" no matter what profession you are in. This is a book where you will find yourself talking to the characters as if they were right next to you. I cannot wait for the next in the series to see what happens.

  • Jarlin

    I received this book through First reads.I must say this was an interesting book. It was not at all what I expected it to be. It was very well written. I felt like I was a part of the story, I found myself being annoyed and mad at the brujas as well as grieving for Sammy. It was a very fast read. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

  • Christi Daigre

    An easy read, refreshing and entertaining after reading heavy books like "The Book Thief" or "The Kite Runner". I look forward to the Sinco. I agree with fellow readers that Christy Esmahan does a great job at describing characters. Love the cover picture.

  • Theresa Kleintank

    Entertaining! All of us have worked jobs where we've encountered people whose only goal seems to be to make our lives hell. Welcome to "Cantabria American School!” I loved it!

  • Christy Esmahan

    Bueno is the first book of at least three books that will be in the Cantabria American Book series, all debuting in 2014. It took me over 5 1/2 years to write these books, and I wrote more than 30 versions before I settled on the current ones. During this long period, especially near the end, a surreal thing happened: my characters came to life. I would begin writing a scene that I had planned to have happen a certain way, and then read over my material several hours later and be stunned (and so [...]