The Tuscan Child

The Tuscan Child

Paperback - 2018
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1944. British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery -- and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Nearly thirty years later, his daughter, Joanna, arranging her father's funeral, discover an unopened letter addressed to Sofia -- with a startling revelation. She sets off on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father's history -- but some would prefer the past to be left undisturbed.
Publisher: Seattle :, Lake Union Publishing,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781503951815
Branch Call Number: FIC BOW
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 21, 2019

WW II romantic fiction at its best. Lovely evocative picture of a hill-top village in Tuscany. Rhys Bowen has another winner here. Highly recommentd.

Oct 10, 2018

This is one of the best books I have ever read. Completed it in two evenings, didn't want it to end. Thank you Rhys Bowen, excellent book.

Jul 18, 2018

I was disappointed in this novel. I felt it needed editing. It dragged on and on . Didn't feel drawn to any of the main characters. The author threw in so many details on food and scenery almost like a filler. The conclusion was pretty preposterous and predictable.

Jul 05, 2018

A good read, both for its gentle pacing and its deep humanity. The parallel plots dovetail, and together provide a deep portrait both of the characters, and the central character of a hillside town in Tuscany.

Jul 05, 2018

It was good, I've forgotten why. Another of the back and forth in time books.

Jun 14, 2018

I have read a lot of WWII fiction. This is a good read. It is clean, no f-bombs or other expletives. Interesting the way it went from 1944 to 1973 in later alternating chapters.

Mar 23, 2018

Historical fiction about a young women trying to find out what happened when her father's plane went down during WWII. Most of the book, both past and present, is set in a small Italian village with lots of descriptions of the country side and the food. A little mystery and romance were included to make it an OK read.

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