Savina Luciano, a waitress from a small, quirky Italian village, disenchanted with village life and desperately seeking change, finds herself unexpectedly involved in a string of mysterious events that take the normally sleepy village by surprise. Having spent the majority of her life feeling unsatisfied, insecure, and cynical about her seemingly insignificant life, Savina is caught off guard when two miracles come knocking at her door. She is forced to truly examine her beliefs and ideals, confront her wavering faith, and save a village on the verge of tearing itself in two over disagreements concerning fair trade practices between businesses on the east and west sides of town. Somehow, through it all, Savina realizes that her plans to leave her birth place and seek a more exciting life are outweighed by the magic and mystery hidden right under her nose. Were the miracles an elaborate hoax to bring tourists to the sleepy village? Will Savina survive the miracle that leaves her on the verge of death? Finally, can deceit, resentment, miracles, and love coexist in The Chosen Village?
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I just finished reading this book. What a surprise by this new author. It was a mixture of everyting I love... travel, romance, and mystery... I could not put it down.. It has some GREAT twists in it!! I loved that it was not predictable and makes you think about what it truly important in life...
Although Sarah Welsh is a first time novelist, this story captivates you with its characters, written against the backdrop of a village in Italy I wish actually existed. The novel weaves in suspense and love and themes of miracles and faith that most of us have forgotten. If you're looking for something a little different by a new author, a highly recommend this book.