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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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    Claudine Govier Wellington, NV 11-16-13
    Claudine Govier Wellington, NV 11-16-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful Historical Fiction"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tuscan Rose to be better than the print version?

    This book takes you into the time between the 1st World War and the 2nd World War and then into the 2nd World War. However, this is not a war book. The book puts you into the life in Florence through the eyes and experiences of an orphan. There is also the mystery of where Rose came from that is slowly reveled through the book. This is a great read and I very much enjoyed it!


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    Jrich 08-20-13
    Jrich 08-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful Story"

    I love historical fiction and this story was wonderful to listen to. The narration was one of the best I have heard. I would definitely recommend this book.

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    Shelley 08-02-13
    Shelley 08-02-13
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    "Wonderfully complex and compelling"
    What did you love best about Tuscan Rose?

    Firstly I must rave about Caroline Lee as narrator, she's amazing! Her command of Italian names and phrases wowed me with each such word spoken. She has the incredible talent of speaking with the voices of all the characters with such credibility that the narrator disappears and the characters come alive. The best narrator I have ever heard.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tuscan Rose?

    The accounts of Italy under Mussolini and during WW II were chilling. I wanted to know more and did some research on my own. We have heard so little of Italy's involvement during the war. This was quite an eye opener.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene with Luciano in the tunnel moved me the most. What an incredible story.


    If you could rename Tuscan Rose, what would you call it?

    The title belies the breadth and depth of the book, but i like its subtlety.


    Any additional comments?

    This is by far the best audible experience that I have had and the best book I have every 'read'.

    Brava Belinda!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 07-26-13
    Amazon Customer United States 07-26-13
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    "Fabulous"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, loved listening. couldn't wait to start listening again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tuscan Rose?

    When Luchiano sacrificed himself to save Rosa


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    Luchiano


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, it took a couple of weeks while commuting in my car. Made the trip faster.


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    michael d holder 06-11-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "TMI - Too Much Information"

    What started out immediately as an interesting premise with enormous possibilities all too soon devolved into a minute description of how a woman feels about everything, from seeing herself in a mirror the first time to becoming thirsty after breast-feeding. The plot dragged and any theme was soon lost. It became a chore to listen, and finally was laid to rest unfinished. An abridged version might work with significant editing.

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    MickeyMarie Narnia 07-01-13
    MickeyMarie Narnia 07-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant historical fiction"

    Ms. Alexander has provided a very personal look at the history of the lives of Italians during the era of Mussolini and Hitler. It is a realistic look at what war does to individuals. Well written and well narrated, the story while long, is never boring. I wanted to finish it but at the same time didn't want it to end. Excellent work!

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    "Very timely read for 2016"

    The first half of this novel sets up the conclusions at the end.
    Despite the inclusions of spirituality it is a read for all people all religions against war.

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    Georgia Meyers 12-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"

    Excellent narrator....made the book even better!
    Rivited by the story. Thank you for clean..tight writing....no unnecessary narrative which I really appreciated.

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    Glenda Kopchinsky 12-03-16
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    "I would give this book a thousand stars but I don't really think the author would want the heavens to be without them."

    Wonderful read. I will buy the hard copy as a gift for my granddaughter. K

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    Deborah Points 11-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love !"

    I read the reviews before I purchased this book and almost didn't get it. So glad I listened to my heart. Most excellent! I love WWII novels. I learned so much about a part of the war I didn't know. Now, which one next😍

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