Tuscan Rose (Paperback)

By Belinda Alexandra

Gallery Books, 9781451679076, 584pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

December 2013 Indie Next List

“Epic in scope, but also warm and intimate, Tuscan Rose is the story of Rosa, a young Tuscan woman who makes her way from the convent where she was raised and educated to the treacherous world beyond, where she must learn to support herself in a city teeming with Fascists and dissidents, aristocrats and tradespeople. Rosa is a wonderful, open-hearted character who endures all the hardships of the first half of the 20th century, from Fascism to the Nazi terrors, with courage and grace, never losing hope or giving up on the people she loves.”
— Annie Leonard, The Next Chapter, Knoxville, IA
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Description

From an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion, longing, witchcraft, and magic set in Italy during World War II.

A magical, richly woven World War II- era saga filled with passion, secrets, beauty, and horror from internationally acclaimed bestselling author Belinda Alexandra.

FLORENCE, 1914. A mysterious stranger known as The Wolf leaves an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. A tiny silver key hidden in her wrappings is the one clue to the child's identity. . . . FIFTEEN YEARS LATER, young Rosa must leave the nuns, her only family, and become governess to the daughter of an aristocrat and his strange, frightening wife. Their house is elegant but cursed, and Rosa--blessed with gifts beyond her considerable musical talents--is torn between her desire to know the truth and her fear of its repercussions. All the while, the hand of Fascism curls around beautiful Italy, and no citizen is safe. Rosa faces unimaginable hardship: her only weapons her intelligence, intuition, and determination . . . and her extraordinary capacity for love.


Praise For Tuscan Rose

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

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