Tuscan Rose

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2010 - Australian fiction - 563 pages
The internationally bestselling author of WHITE GARDENIA returns with her greatest heroine yet. 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 ... Rosa′s only family is the nuns who have raised her. When she turns fifteen, she must leave them 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. And all the while, the hand of Fascism curls around beautiful Italy, and none of her citizens is safe. Rosa faces unimaginable hardship: her only weapons her intelligence, intuition and determination ...and her extraordinary capacity for love. A tale of sacrifice and reward, of beauty and horror, and of redemption as only Belinda Alexandra can deliver. ′a wonderful saga. Belinda Alexandra has successfully created an elaborate world ... which readers can get lost in′ GOOD READING on WILD LAVENDER

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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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