Thursday, 23 March 2017

A Letter from Italy

A Letter from Italy

Pamela Hart

A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart

Reviewed by Helen

This is a moving story, a story of courage and strength the story of an Australian female journalist who arrives in Italy during World War 1 with her journalist husband and takes on the men and makes a mark in the world for herself and for females it shows how love can grow to such strength during times of intrigue and espionage of rations and hurt and heartbreak.

When journalist Rebecca Quinn is left alone in an Italian village while her husband is off chasing a story she now sees her chance to get off the woman’s pages of the paper and become a war correspondent, this takes a lot of courage to stand up to the men and the ways of the world. Rebecca is alone but knows the other journalists there and having meals at Nonna Rosa’s Trattoria brings her into contact with photographer Alessandro Panucci which starts a journey through some very rough paths and feelings that must be kept close to her heart.

Alessandro Panucci is an American born Italian he has come to Italy to try and do his bit for the war seeing as he can’t enlist in either countries he does what he knows best photographs and with a little push from his Nonna and Rebecca they join together as a team to make a couple of war correspondents who become very close in so many ways friends first but love grows as well, but this is a forbidden love.

This is my first story by MS Hart and won’t be my last beautifully written it pulled me in from the first page so much happening the setting is gorgeous the hardships of wartime and the tragedies that people go through and the descriptions of Sandro’s photos were so real it was like I was looking at them. And of course the moving love story that bought me to tears and then tears of joy at the end wartime brings so much heartache but there is always a shining light. Thank you for a fabulous story.

5/5 stars fro a fabulous story

Published March 14th 2017 by Hachette Australia