From an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion, longing, witchcraft, and magic set in Italy during World War II.
A magical, richly woven World War II– era saga filled with passion, secrets, beauty, and horror from internationally acclaimed bestselling author Belinda Alexandra.
FLORENCE, 1914. A mysterious stranger known as The Wolf leaves an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. A tiny silver key hidden in her wrappings is the one clue to the child’s identity. . . . FIFTEEN YEARS LATER, young Rosa must leave the nuns, her only family, and become governess to the daughter of an aristocrat and his strange, frightening wife. Their house is elegant but cursed, and Rosa—blessed with gifts beyond her considerable musical talents—is torn between her desire to know the truth and her fear of its repercussions. All the while, the hand of Fascism curls around beautiful Italy, and no citizen is safe. Rosa faces unimaginable hardship: her only weapons her intelligence, intuition, and determination . . . and her extraordinary capacity for love.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - booksintheburbs - LibraryThing
I was entranced from the first chapter. I don’t typically read any voodoo-who-do type of books, and this wasn’t really one. However, there is a bit of mysticism that weaves itself around the storyline ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Christine16 - LibraryThing
Ms Alexadra adds a touch of gruesome to an otherwise gentle story of Rosa, a young girl raised in the shelter of a convent who becomes governess to Clementina. Clementina's parents are the Marchese and Marchesa Scarfiotti, a rather unconventional couple living 1920's Fascist Tuscany. Read full review