Tuscan Rose

Tuscan Rose

by Belinda Alexandra


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ISBN-13: 9781451679076
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,297,101
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.48(d)

About the Author

Belinda Alexandra has been published to wide acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Norway, and Spain. She is the daughter of a Russian mother and Australian father and has been an intrepid traveller since her youth. Her love of other cultures and languages is matched by her passion for her home country, Australia, where she is a volunteer rescuer and caregiver for the NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Service.

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"A rich, unforgettable saga, brimming with intrigue, historical detail, and heart." — Kimberly Freeman, author of Wildflower Hill

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Tuscan Rose 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Mirella More than 1 year ago
In 1914 Florence, an infant is abandoned at a convent. The only clue to her past is a tiny silver key that was left in her swaddling. The child is named Rosa and when she turns fifteen, she is sent to work at Villa Scarfiotti on the outskirts of Florence. Soon, Rosa discovers that behind the villa's walls, the Scarfiotti family hides dark secrets and mysteries. Rosa's journey in life is a constant struggle as the fascist movement gains power in Italy with its leaders, Mussolini and Hitler. This lengthy novel gives the reader a brilliant, indepth look at the life of every-day Italians from facism in its infancy, to the years of World War II, and finally into the aftermath of devastation and rebuilding. Through Rosa's eyes, we experience the lives of the privileged, the desperation of the poor, and of the quiet machinations of those who worked to defeat facism. This was an entertaining, engrossing read which detailed the hardships, the indignities, and the horrible atrocities of war faced by the Italians. With a full cast of fascinating characters, both evil and good, and powerful love stories, it is a novel of growth and inspiration. Intesely researched, authentically Italian, and written in a easy to read prose, this is one book I very highly recommend. Absolutely beautiful!
nookinginfl More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a long time
Almost-Tica More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.  It captured and kept my attention throughout--at times too much, since I didn't want to put it down!  Interesting storyline, believable characters,and skilled writing style.  Definitely recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully wtitten i cried all through it
bookmouseDH More than 1 year ago
I like stories that are intertwined with history. This book is such an adventure and keeps your interest all the way.
prazebe More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story about a young girl trying to survive in a time of much turmoil. Love the historical background. I learn something a long with a story that captures you. At times I did not want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. The story was moving. Even the explanation at the end of the story took me by surprise. It was emotional and at times i had great respect for what they did for their beliefs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! The emotions, fears...you felt like you were there too! I loved it and look forward to reading other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I sped through it because I wanted to know what would happen to Rosa next. I felt fear for Rosa at times and cried when she was in danger or afraid for her daughter. I highly recommend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every page, you feel like you have been transported back in time to Italy ...
DeborahMO More than 1 year ago
Fascinating historical novel.  Best I've read in a while.
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Lifelong-reader-83 More than 1 year ago
In the first Place I LOVE Tuscany. This story took me behind the scenes and involved so many unrelated events that were brought together so well by this author that I couldn't stop reading trying to fit the pieces together. I loved the ending which was so cleverly brought together. It was a challenge which kept it interesting to the last sentence.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thought the ending was a bit weak, but otherwise it kept my interest. I usually enjoy books set in this time period - WWII. I will seek out other novels by the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was taken into a strange world, very different from mine, and the journey was compelling and exciting. My favorite genre is historical fiction, so this story line captured my interest immediately. It was a read well worth my valuable time. I applaud the author for developing the characters in a full-bodied manner without losing the credibility factor for each player in this powerful, dramatic, and sometimes shocking tale of war and its innocent victims!
Possomholler More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent !!! It kept my interest from the first page till the last. It is very well written and it makes you feel like you are there and part of the book and action. If you like mystery, action and romance , then this book is a must read for you. I look forward to reading more books by this author !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In all a good story, holds your interest. A little slow in a few parts but all in all entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love historical novels. It was fiction but could have been true. I usually dont read books about war but the heroine was a woman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very spell binding historical fiction. I could not put it down.
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