Tuscan Rose

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 19, 2013 - Fiction - 592 pages
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.
 

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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
28
Section 4
55
Section 5
73
Section 6
99
Section 7
118
Section 8
135
Section 18
322
Section 19
335
Section 20
352
Section 21
368
Section 22
381
Section 23
403
Section 24
417
Section 25
433

Section 9
153
Section 10
166
Section 11
184
Section 12
203
Section 13
221
Section 14
242
Section 15
262
Section 16
281
Section 17
305
Section 26
450
Section 27
470
Section 28
487
Section 29
509
Section 30
543
Section 31
579
Section 32
583
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Belinda Alexandra has been published to wide acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Norway, and Spain. She is the daughter of a Russian mother and Australian father and has been an intrepid traveller since her youth. Her love of other cultures and languages is matched by her passion for her home country, Australia, where she is a volunteer rescuer and caregiver for the NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Service.

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