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Set in Mussolini’s Italy amid great upheaval, this is the story of one woman’s determination to find her place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart. Another heart-rending novel inspired by a true story from the best-selling author of The Girl from Munich.

Calabria, Italy, 1936

In a remote farming village nestled in the mountains that descend into the sparkling Ionian Sea, young and spirited Giulia Tallariti longs for something more. While she loves her home and her lively family, she would much rather follow in her nonna’s footsteps and pursue her dream of becoming a healer.

But as Mussolini’s focus shifts to the war in Europe, civil unrest looms. Whispers of war are at every corner and her beloved village, once safe from the fascist agenda of the North, is now in very real danger.

Caught between her desire to forge her own path and her duty to her family, Giulia must draw on the passion in her heart and the strength of her conviction. Can she find a way to fulfill her dreams or will the echoes of war drown out her voice?

©2021 Tania Blanchard. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Australia. All rights reserved.

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Fascinating story

It was very interesting listening to this novel influenced by the authors own family history. It has blended in historical events WW2, floods, politics with cultural insights. I hadn’t realised that Italy had surrendered in WW2 so much earlier than when Germany was defeated and how many families had suffered the loss of loved ones. A good read!

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trite drivel, couldn't finish it, uninspiring, ridiculous dialogue, do not bother, totally predictable blather, blah blah blah

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Excellent

Have listened to several books by Tania and found them a good listen. They are heart warming and breaking the same time. Brought tears to my eyes and felt emotional 8n places. Has a really excellent storyline with excellent narration. makes you feel as if you are there as well.

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