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Angela Petch - The ​Tuscan Girl
She ​ran away through the pine trees when the soldiers came. Staggering into the hiding place, she felt a fluttering in her belly, like a butterfly grazing its wings, and knew instantly she had something to fight for. Present day: When her fiancé is tragically killed in an accident, twenty-six-year-old Alba is convinced she’s to blame. Heavy with grief and guilt, she flees to her childhood home – the tiny village of Rofelle, nestled in a remote Tuscan valley. Out hiking one day to fill the long, lonely hours, she finds a mahogany box filled with silverware, hidden near the vine-covered ruins of an isolated house left abandoned after World War II. Could finding the rightful owner ease Alba’s heartache, and somehow make amends for her own wrongs? In search of answers, Alba meets Massimo, an elderly man who wants to spend his final years pruning his fruit trees, alone with his painful memories. His face turns pale when Alba brings up the war, but she senses that their shared grief connects them. An unlikely friendship grows as little by little Massimo speaks of Lucia: a wild young girl with sparkling eyes who fell in love with an enemy soldier, bravely stole precious Italian treasures back from Nazi occupiers, and whose selfless courage and sacrifice altered the course of the war – and Massimo’s life. With each visit, Alba gets closer to unravelling the mystery of the silver, and they both start putting their ghosts to rest. But there’s one part of Lucia’s story that Massimo might never be able to share – and he’s running out of time. Has Alba churned up emotions that are too painful to ever confront? Or, will unearthing a wartime secret that has lain buried for generations finally bring Massimo peace? An absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking read that will sweep you away to the rugged mountains and lush olive groves of Tuscany. Fans of The Nightingale, Rhys Bowen and Julianne MacLean will be captivated.

Angela Petch - The ​Tuscan Secret
Il ​Mulino. An old crumbling mill, by a winding river, nestled in the Tuscan mountains. An empty home that holds memories of homemade pasta and Nonna’s stories by the fire, and later: the Nazi invasion, and a family torn apart by a heartbreaking betrayal. Anna is distraught when her beloved mother, Ines, passes away. She inherits a box of papers, handwritten in Italian and yellowed with age, and a tantalising promise that the truth about what happened during the war lies within. The diaries lead Anna to the small village of Rofelle, where she slowly starts to heal as she explores sun-kissed olive groves, and pieces together her mother’s past: happy days spent herding sheep across Tuscan meadows cruelly interrupted when World War Two erupted and the Nazis arrived; fleeing her home to join the Resistenza; and risking everything to protect an injured British soldier who captured her heart. But Anna is no closer to learning the truth: what sent Ines running from her adored homeland? When she meets an elderly Italian gentleman living in a deserted hamlet, who flinches at her mother’s name and refuses to speak English, Anna is sure he knows more about the devastating secret that tore apart her mother’s family. But in this small Tuscan community, some wartime secrets were never meant to be uncovered…

Angela Petch - A ​toszkán titok
Anna ​szíve majdnem megszakad, amikor elveszíti szeretett édesanyját, Inest. A hagyatékban egy halom régi, megsárgult, olasz nyelvű levélre bukkan. Azt reméli, végre megtudja, mi is történt az édesanyjával a második világháborúban. A naplóbejegyzések nyomán Anna eljut a hegyek közt megbúvó, varázslatos kis toszkán faluba, Rofellébe, ahol lassan összeállítja a múlt darabkáit: rájön, milyen boldogan telt az édesanyja ifjúkora Toszkána vadregényes, hegyes-völgyes vidékén, és megtudja, hogyan vetett véget ennek az idillnek a háború kitörése. Anna előtt feltárulnak a múlt titkai az anyjáról, aki annak idején a partizánmozgalom tagjaként kivette a részét a küzdelemből, és egy sebesült angol katona életét is megmentette, de nem sejti, hogy Ines titkai az ő életét is fenekestül felforgatják majd. Izgalmas romantikus történet arról, hogyan öröklődnek nemzedékről nemzedékre a háború traumái, és hogyan mentheti meg az embert a szerelem a legsötétebb időkben is.

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