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Tuscan Rose Audiobook
Tuscan Rose
Written by: 
Belinda Alexandra
Narrated by: 
Caroline Lee
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Tuscan Rose Audiobook

Tuscan Rose

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Publisher's Summary

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 only clue to the child's identity and so begins a story as intriguing and beautiful as the city of Florence itself. Belinda Alexandra's new novel, Tuscan Rose, is set in Italy during the time of Mussolini. This richly woven tale of passion, love, longing, witchcraft and magic promises to be everything her readers love and more.

©2010 Belinda Alexandra (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Diane 04-22-11
    Diane 04-22-11
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    "Boring"

    Somehow I was led to this book after reading and thoroughly enjoying Kate Morton's book The House at Riverton. But there is no comparison. The beginning is intriguing. An infant girl, Rosa, is left at a nunnery. She is raised by the sisters and fifteen years later she leaves to become governess for the daughter of a wealthy Italian family at the time when Mussolini is coming into power. That she has some connection to this family is immediately obvious. From there on it is amazingly contradictory. While she displays seemingly great knowledge of child rearing, Pythagoras, music, language and philosophy, she is apparently ignorant of how babies are conceived and born. This becomes obvious after Rosa is wrongly jailed because of an accusation that Rosa aided another servant in aborting her child, by the evil step mother (an Italian noble woman by marriage) of her charge . Rosa is in jailed for ,over a year and is raped by one of her jailers. She doesn't realize she is pregnant until another inmate clues her in. This is 3 hours into the story. I kept trying but was so bored an irritated by both the writing and the plot I had to stop. For me a wasted credit. I prefer more subtlety and realism..

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Wilma W Bean 06-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "In Love and War (All is Fair)"

    Loved the story. The ability to take you there never ceasd. The ultimate intimate encounter between Rose and DiLuche during the mist perilous times was priceless. This was a very well orchestrated love story in the mist of such heart drenching war times. Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Red Hat Barb 05-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love does rule"

    This is a wonderful story that grabs your attention and captivates you to hurry to the end. It was difficult to put down but sometimes you had to. Not because you wanted to but life goes on. The twist toward the end surprised me totally. I did recommend it to my book club and anyone else wh would listen to my rave reviews.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra K. Manore Bedminster, New Jersey United States 04-20-16
    Sandra K. Manore Bedminster, New Jersey United States 04-20-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Wonderful!"

    A must read!! The story was terrific as was the performance!! Don't miss this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 04-19-15
    Mary LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!"

    Excellent listening experience. I chose it because of the reader, Caroline Lee, who is my favorite. Now I will listen to others by this author. She is an excellent writer and storyteller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Brodbeck 04-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story in an interesting time."

    The setting and time make this interesting and enjoyable. The time is World War II and the setting is Italy from the Italian view point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lucy 04-04-15
    Lucy 04-04-15 Member Since 2012

    I so enjoy Audible...helps me get my to-do list accomplished.

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    "Very good...first-time Belinda Alexandra"

    Alot to read and understand. ...but suspenseful and interesting. Will purchase another one of her novels.

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    Maryjane O'Malley 04-03-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointing!"

    Prolonged and disjointed historical journey.
    Story line was awkward unlike other books by this author.
    The torture scenes were irrelevant to story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 07-30-14
    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 07-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but a drama and really sad at times"

    This is one of my favorite author and probably my favorite narrator. Yet, this book gave me some mixed feelings because it was very sad. There were times I had to speed up the narration to end the overwhelmingly depressing scenes in the book. I must admit I got frustrated by the sequence of bad events throughout the story. The story and plot are solid in this novel; a good set of characters and very interesting with many well researched facts of the time and era of the story is impressive. I enjoyed the book and recommend to all listeners that enjoy long good books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline 01-14-14
    Caroline 01-14-14
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up Tuscan Rose in three words, what would they be?

    What an amazing story. It had depth of character, many stories intertwined, and wonderful narration. This is the 2nd Belinda Alexandra book I've read. I loved it!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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