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Under a Sardinian Sky

Narrated by: Sara Alexander
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Sometimes a family's deepest silences hide the most important secrets. For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family's Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it's time to learn the truth.

In 1952, Simius is a busy Sardinian town surrounded by fertile farms and orchards. Carmela Chirigoni, a farmer's daughter and talented seamstress, is engaged to Franco, son of the area's wealthiest family. Everyone agrees it's a good match. But Carmela's growing doubts about Franco's possessiveness are magnified when she meets Captain Joe Kavanagh. Joe, an American officer stationed at a local army base, is charismatic, intelligent, and married. Hired as his interpreter, Carmela resolves to ignore her feelings, knowing that any future together must bring upheaval and heartache to both families.

As Mina follows the threads of Carmela's life to uncover her fate, she will discover a past still deeply alive in the present, revealing a story of hope, sacrifice, and extraordinary love.

©2017 Sara Alexander (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The author’s voice catapults the reader to the sight, smells and even the tastes of this magical tale!

I found the words of this story combined with the author’s talented voice, held such descriptive abilities that I felt as though I was in the same room!! The food and scenery so richly described that you could almost smell and taste it. The raw emotions of love and loss so palpable that it brought me to tears.
The story takes its sweet time to develop and requires a bit of patience but well worth the wait. Like Mina, the reader is invited on the journey and longing for answers.
I would recommend this book to readers in search of adventure in far away places and the promise of love.