Book 11 review 🖤🖤🖤/5🖤
The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
Length: 329 pages
Publishers summary- In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.
Nearly thirty years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.
Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father's history--and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father's secrets now.
My thoughts (spoiler)- I loved the characters right away and really wanted the love story between Hugo and Sofia to work out. Right when I would really begin to get into the story it would have an abrupt change of pace which made it a little hard to really love 100%. I didn't like the was Sofia just vanished, I thought that part of the story could have been elaborated. The Italian culture was great and I almost felt like I was there by the great description used. The ending with Joanna falling in love was a little off to me?! Overall it was a good read but it could have been really great!