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Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Tuscan House by Angela Petch

Another spectacular read set during WWII and the occupation of Italy, the work of Mussolini and the Germans and how ordinary Italians did their bit in saving their country from the invaders and just survived. Fosca and her very young son landed in Corbello and seek refuge with Richard (who is escaping his life in England) as the only means of keeping safe. She just wants to keep her head down, find a way to protect her boy and live to keep him safe. She did not think she would get involved with the Resistance in Italy and work as a spy for their little group of saboteurs in Corbello. Working right under the eye of the Germans was tough, but Fosca pulled it off. When a body is discovered in the premises of the tobacco house where she lives, Fosca is convinced it is that of Simonetta who she feels was betrayed by someone within their community and she sets about finding out who and how this happened, knowing that she is putting herself in danger. The story may be just another one set in the emotional background of the War, but it is very descriptive of the natural beauty of this part of Italy. Part of a series but very good as a standalone. Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

6 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Good to know it can stand alone!

Dorothy Borders said...

I enjoy books set in Italy, although WWII is not an era I usually like reading about. This one sounds interesting.

Captivated Reader said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the review!!

Literary Feline said...

I have not read too many WWII books set in Italy. I will have to give this one a try.

Greg said...

This sounds like a good read!

Lark said...

Interesting. I haven't read many books set in Italy during WWII, though I did love the movie Life is Beautiful that's set in Italy during the war.