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10 thoughts on “The Tuscan Child

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    Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you Gayle Forman Hugo Langley, an RAF pilot, finds himself behind the controls on a bombing mission near the northern hills above Lucca, Italy December of 1944 brings no choices, only commands from the powers that be The Germans have taken over the area and Langley and his crew are in a destiny to stop them Once airborne, Hugo and his co pilot have been hit by enemy fire Too late for the co pilot, but Langley parachutes and mi Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you Gayle Forman Hugo Langley, an RAF pilot, finds himself behind the controls on a bombing mission near the northern hills above Lucca, Italy December of 1944 brings no choices, on...


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    Barely 3 stars I had enjoyed In Farleigh Field, so I was pleased to get an advance copy of this novel Bowen is again covering the time period of WWII The book is told in two parts, Hugo Langley s escape after his plane goes down over Tuscany in 1944 and his daughter Joanna s return to their home after his death in 1973 and subsequent trip to Italy This book starts off slowly I wasn t immediately invested in Joanna s story For starters, I had trouble identifying the era The only time the 7 Barely 3 stars I had enjoyed In Farleigh Field, so I was pleased to get an advance copy of this novel Bowen is again covering the time period of WWII The book is told in two parts, Hugo Langley s escape after his plane goes down over Tuscany in 1944 and his daughter Joanna s retu...


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    5 Stars Wonderful When Joanna Langley s father Hugh passes away in 1973 she returns home to arrange his funeral and sort out his possessions Among his things she finds a small box and within it a letter addressed to an Italian woman named Sofia Joanna wasn t close to her father, a rather cold and withdrawn man who became evendistant after the death of Joanna s mother The mysterious letter gives Joanna a glimpse into her father s heart, revealing to her a man very different from the on 5 Stars Wonderful When Joanna Langley s father Hugh passes away in 1973 she returns home to arrange his funeral and sort out his possessions Among his things she finds a small box and within it a letter addressed to an Italian woman named Sofia Joanna wasn t close to her father, a rather cold and withdrawn man who became evendistant after the death of Joanna s mother The mysterious letter gives Joanna a glimpse into her father s heart, revealing to her a man very different from the one she knew In an effort to u...


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    3.5 stars rounded up.In December, 1944, Hugo Langley is a young British pilot who is forced to parachute from his burning plane over Italy Hugo has received a leg wound and is sure he will soon die until a young Tuscan woman comes to his aid Nearly thirty years later, his daughter Joanna is sorting through his papers after his death when she discovers an old sealed letter addressed to an Italian woman named Sofia A letter that is marked Not known at this address Return to Sender It is a 3.5 stars rounded up.In December, 1944, Hugo Langley is a young British pilot who is forced to parachute from his burning plane over Italy Hugo has received a leg wound ...


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    Historical novels usually have to be very good in order to capture and hold my attention, and this one fit the bill In this story, we travel with Joanna Langley from Surrey, England in the early 1970s into the lush, rolling hills of Tuscany and the little village of San Salvatore as she searches for clues about her recently deceased father s past Along the way, we are also treated to her father s story of survival and romance at the end of German occupation of Italy during WWII.The story was w Historical novels usually have to be very good in order to capture and hold my attention, and this one fit the bill In this story, we travel with Joanna Langley from Surrey, England in the early 1970s into the lush, rolling hills of Tuscany and the little village of San Salvatore as she searches for clues about her recently deceased father s past Along the way, we are also treated to her father s story of survival and romance at the end of German occupation of Italy during WWII.The story was well written and compelling The dual timelines were not distracting, but instead lent evendrama and build up to the story as a whole Both perspectives were given equal attention a...


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    Genre wise this Tuscan Child is a blend of mystery, romance, and general fiction The setting is stunning set in a fictional town called San Salvatore in northern Italy the action pivotal between 1944 and 1973 and between a gunned down RAF pilot and his daughter At first I wasintrigued by the WWII story but as things progressed and the mystery heated up I enjoyed the daughter s tale also.I can t say the conclusion was as enticing as the rest of the book but the story zips along so pleasan Genre wise this Tuscan Child is a blend of mystery, romance, and general fiction The setting is stunning set in a fictional town called San Salvatore in northern Italy the action pivotal between 1944 and 1973 and between a gunned down RAF pilot and his daughter At first I was...


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    Having read and enjoyed Rhys Bowen s In Farleigh Field, I wasthan happy to pick up The Tuscan Child The synopsis intrigued me, and I was excited to see how the story came together.From the very start, The Tuscan Child sucks you into the story It pulls you into the past, leaving you turning page after page as two interconnected storylines play out You know they are linked, you have ideas of how, but it is not until you ve worked your way deep into the story that everything becomes appare Having read and enjoyed Rhys Bowen s In Farleigh Field, I wasthan happy to pick up The Tuscan Child The synopsis intrigued me, and I was excited to see how the story came together.From the very start, The Tuscan Child sucks you into the story It pulls you into the past, leaving you turning page after page as two interconnected storylines play out You know they are linked, you have ideas of how, but it is not until you ve worked your way deep into the story that everything becomes apparent If you re a fan of historical mysteries, this is certainly a book to pick up It may not be the dark and twisted thriller you find in other books set in this time, but this one will keep you gripped throughout.While there was a lot about this book I enjoyed, I think my favourite aspect was how atmospheric the book was Rhys Bowen really brings the locations to life, providing so many details that the world comes alive around you Each and ev...


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    In the Tuscan Child Rhys Bowen has written a novel with a dual time line One part is set in Tuscany during World War 11 time, where Hugo an English pilot is forced to eject from his damaged plane Badly injured he is helped by Sofia a local young woman She hides him in bombed monastery and carries food to him when she can.As well we meet Joanna Hugo s daughter, in 1973 returning home to Langley Hall on the sudden death of her father She finds some items amongst his things that lead her In the Tuscan Child Rhys Bowen has written a novel with a dual time line One part is set in Tuscany during World War 11 time, where Hugo an English pilot is forced to eject from his damaged plane Badly injured he is helped by Sofia a local young woman She hides him in bombed monastery and carries food to him when she can.As well we meet Joanna Hugo s daughter, in 1973 returning home to Langley Hall on the sudden death of her father She finds some items amongst his things that lead her on a journey to Tuscany to find answers to her questions From her we receive a picture of Hugo as an old defeated man, out of touch with ...


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    Thank you so much Little Bird Publicity and Lake Union Publishing for providing my free copy all opinions are my own I thoroughly enjoyed this novel as it is a quick and easy read with two very compelling storylines The chapters alternate between Hugo s life in 1944 as a bomber pilot, and his daughter, Joanna, dealing with the aftermath of his death in 1973 Joanna is sorting through her estranged late father s possessions when she comes across a mysterious letter addressed to a woman named Thank you so much Little Bird Publicity and Lake Union Publishing for providing my free copy all opinions are my own I thoroughly enjoyed this novel as it is a quick and easy read with two very compelling storylines The chapters alternate between Hugo s life in 1944 as a bomber pilot, and his daughter, Joanna, dealing with the aftermath of his death in 1973 Joanna is sorting through her estranged late father s possessions when she comes across a mysterious letter addressed to a woman named Sofia in San Salvatore, Italy The letter gives Joanna a glimpse to a side of her father she s never known so she decides to take a trip to Italy to understand her father better by revisiting his past and possibly finding Sofia.The novel is a perfect blend of historical fiction, mystery, and romance Above all, the best part of this reading experience is Italy itself One of my favorite aspects of reading historical fiction are the vivid...


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    WWII romances are so my thing, but this book was so muchthan just another romance It s story about family, loss, children, and life choices It s not very often that I find a book set during WWII that is set in some place other than England or France but this was that unique and rare occasion.Rhys Bowen is an experienced author with a couple of impressive mystery series under her belt I h...


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The Tuscan Child From New York Times Bestselling Author Rhys Bowen Comes A Haunting Novel About A Woman Who Braves Her Father S Hidden Past To Discover His Secrets 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

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Tuscan Child
  • Rhys Bowen
  • 15 March 2019
  • 1503951820

About the Author: Rhys Bowen

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