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Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during one of history's darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager-obsessed with music, food, and girls-but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier-a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler's left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich's most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share. Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.
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holarosarita
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This guy is obsessed with how tall everyone is! (Should I keep track of everyone‘s height and use it to make on those logic puzzles? Anna is taller than Mimo but shorter than Pino...etc.)

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holarosarita
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Now for a book club book! (She of the bad back cover pun.)

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Imagine being 17 and having the lives of entire families in your hands. Pino Lella is a real life hero, who selflessly laid his life on the line again and again to guide Jews out of Nazi occupied Italy into Switzerland by treacherous mountain trails. And then was forced to serve & spend every day with the enemy, all for the sake of the greater good. This is the reason I love reading WWII stories, they shine a beacon of light in extreme darkness.

TheSpineView I loved this book! It is going to be a movie. Focus films has the rights. 1w
xxjenadanxx @TheSpineView yay! I hope they do it justice. 1w
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DivineDiana
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This is Pino Lella, 17 year old hero of this book.It is a story that was almost never told, and it is an amazing one! The author heard of the young man‘s exploits at a dinner party, and traveled to Italy to meet him. Pino led Jews across the Alps to safety during WWII. He then worked as a chauffeur/spy for a high ranking Nazi General in Italy. It is a page turner! Soon to be a movie. Great story, but alas not great writing. Still works for me. 🙂

erzascarletbookgasm Stacking! 3w
TrishB I enjoyed it because the story was engrossing 👍🏻 3w
DebReads4fun I loved this book! It is one of my favorites! 3w
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BooknerdsLife Sounds like an interesting story! 3w
DivineDiana @TrishB I felt the same! Just anticipating the Book Club critics. 😉 3w
DivineDiana @erzascarletbookgasm Let me know what you think! 3w
DivineDiana @BooknerdsLife It is! ❤️ 3w
TheSpineView I loved this book! One of my favorites last year! 3w
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WOW. I'm so in awe of this story. I was lost in it immediately and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. I finished it in 4 days. This is an absolute must read for any history and intrigue lover. I'll suggest this true story to any and everyone I possibly can. I finished it not 5 minutes ago and I'm still, nearly speechless.
READ THIS BOOK!

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#OldMeetsNewGiveaway @Cinfhen

1. Fantasy and Scifi
2. Tagged
3. Asheville NC
4. In Asheville during the summer it is my hammock. In the winter it is in front of the woodstove.

Cinfhen Your two genres are two I normally don‘t read😂 I‘ll have to check out the tagged book! Thanks for entering and sharing 💚 4w
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DivineDiana
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Starting a new book for another #IRL Book Club!

DebReads4fun Such an excellent book! I loved it! 1mo
DivineDiana @DebReads4fun I am looking forward to it! 💗 1mo
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DonnaZ
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The beginning was slow. I almost stopped reading it a few times until I saw a review here that it gets better. I think the story needed to be told. It seems incredulous. I thought the writing was hard to follow when it came to the details. It definitely gives you a feeling of wartime during WW2 in northern Italy.

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The characters are my favourite part of this masterpiece! Pino is admirable, truly. A remarkable writing style, and I especially loved the switches between third person limited and third person objective. Really put into perspective the harsh reality of war torn worlds.

7.5/10

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‘He would pursue happiness above all, and he would do so con smania.‘

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‘Working a man to death is the same as shooting a man to death. Just a different choice of weapon.‘

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‘The best thing is to grieve for the people you loved and lost, and then welcome and love the new people life puts in front of you.‘

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“All great things come from love, don‘t they?”

“I guess they do. The worst things, too.”

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edennugget
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‘Isn‘t it strange how life is always taking you to places and to people you‘re supposed to see and meet?‘

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‘Someone very wise once told me that by opening our hearts, revealing our scars, we are made human and flawed and whole.‘

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‘Nothing in life worth doing is easy.‘

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‘If we lose love, all is lost.‘

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‘The small luxuries of life are how we survive what the mind can‘t fathom.‘

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‘The distance doesn‘t matter. Just think about your next step.‘

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FeastOfFiction
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2019 Book 16: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Absolutely beautiful and at times, heartbreaking story of WW2 Italy. Pino Lella might be one of my favorite characters, even though he‘s an actual person! The images of the atrocities of war blended with his love for Anna made for one of my best reads this year.

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FeastOfFiction
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World War II stories always intrigue me, and this is no different. This story takes place in Italy, which is different than any other novel I‘ve read, and is based on the true story of a young Italian man. It started out a little slow but has gotten to the point of being un-put-downable.

whatshesreadingnow I really liked this book. So glad you‘re enjoying it! 💜 2mo
TheSpineView I loved this book. Excited for the movie. 2mo
FeastOfFiction @TheSpineView THEYRE MAKING A MOVIE?! 2mo
TheSpineView @FeastOfFiction Yes! Focus films has the rights. I heard that the guy who played Spider Man has been cast as Pino Lella. 2mo
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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Based on a true story of Pino Lella- an Italian young man who rescued Refugees out during the height of WW2 and drives around the top general under Hitler. I don‘t believe everything as the author write this as historical fiction, so have to just go with it for what it is.

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Karkar
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Starting this one tonight for my family book club. It is my mom‘s pick. Zelda was not happy about me talking her picture. #schnauzersoflitsy

Stacypatrice A family book club 💖 I love it! How many of you are in it? 3mo
tracey38 Schnauzer face! Love those. 🐶💜 3mo
Karkar @Stacypatrice it is just my brother, my mom, and myself. We take turns picking the books. It really has been a fun thing to do! 3mo
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Karkar @tracey38 Zelda says thank you. 3mo
DebReads4fun I loved this book!!! 3mo
Stacypatrice @Karkar I love that idea! 3mo
Kdgordon88 I love this idea of a family book club! 3mo
TheSpineView I really loved the book! 3mo
Crazeedi Zelda is so sweet!🐶💖 2mo
Crazeedi A family book club is a great idea! I'm going to run the idea past my girls, there would be 4 of us, perfect! 2mo
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FeastOfFiction
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Library book sale! All these for $7! Several of these will be going in my classroom.

JennyM Win!!! Awesome haul 3mo
RadicalReader Nothing more treasured than a delightful deal 3mo
DebReads4fun Beneath A Scarlet Sky is so very good! 3mo
TheSpineView I too loved Beneath a Scarlet Sky! Focus films has the rights to the movie. Maybe 2020? 3mo
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Sschweic
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Been out of the reading game with the craziness of teaching and coaching softball, but enjoyed some Saturday morning reading with the best donut (Spudnuts in Arkansas). Loved learning about another side of WW2, full of courage, love, politics, and family!

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#littenintro @tessavi

1. D.C.
2. Jemison
3. ⛰⛰⛰ At least. The last time I tried to count I could read from what I own for 10+ years. And I read around 100 books a year.
4. My hammock when weather permits. If not my favorite spot on the couch.
5. In historical fiction try Beneath A Scarlet Sky.

tessavi #3 😂 4mo
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DMC_run8
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Fascinating story that spares no details about the horrors of war.

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c.m.reger
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If you‘re searching a feel-good book this isn‘t it. When you turn the last page, you‘ll have a heavy heart & more than likely, tears in your eyes. However, you will have a better understanding of WW2 in Italy, a better appreciation for our lives, & a more grateful heart. This heart-wrenching, eye-opening story about young Pino Lella will have you experiencing all the emotions. It‘s a historical fiction novel based off a true story. 10/10 ❤️

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 5mo
c.m.reger @Eggs Thank You!! 5mo
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#ANewChapter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkios88
Prompt: Heartbreaker

I loved this book. The story was fabulous and that it was a true story just made it that much better. You will need plenty of tissues for this one. Well worth it. 😥

vkois88 I'd never read the synopsis. Wow. #Stacked 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!!! 5mo
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JulAnna
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Although I do agree with other reviewers that this book was not well written and was much overdone in many places, I will give it a pick. I did learn some things about a part of WW2 that I have not read much about—the experience in Italy.

Crazeedi I stopped reading this because of the poor writing, but have read rave reviews that make me wonder if maybe I should go back to it 6mo
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dariazeoli
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Thank you, Missy, for gifting me this book! I‘m glad we‘re #whodunitbymail buddies! ❤️

riversong153 Wonderful! 6mo
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Hollie
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My dear, sweet friend Misty sent me these awesome books from my TBR! It was such a lovely surprise to find on my porch. The perfect button has found its home on my library of Congress bag that I take to class and the magnet and notepad are already on the fridge so they aren‘t pictured. That magnet says “a well-read woman is a dangerous creature” and I adore it all! Thank you so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♥️♥️♥️.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re so welcome!!! I‘m happy you haven‘t read them yet!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas 🎄❤️😘❣️ 6mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have not read them, but it‘s going to be difficult to decide which to read first! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie let me know how they are!!! 😘❤️ 6mo
Soubhiville Oh, The Goldfinch is amazing! I really loved it! 6mo
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Pino Lella, a teenage boy from Milan, Italy, was instrumental in helping the Allies defeat the Germans in WWII. Based on a true story, this incredible tale of heroism, heartache, and triumph is told beautifully and emotionally.

I highly recommend getting lost in the pages of this book!

#PrimeReading

Reecaspieces This is a good read!! Totally agree! 6mo
Peggyherself Definitely want to read this! 6mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Seriously, Libby?

CocoReads 🤣🤣 yep, that happens to me too. 7mo
Prairiegirl_reading I love Libby but sometimes 🤦🏻‍♀️ 7mo
TrishB 😂😂 7mo
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cindasious
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Good book.

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Great job! Congrats on your milestone and thanks for doing the giveaway. I tagged my favorite read of 2018. It was hard to choose just one!
#70KGiveaway @TheLibrarian

TheLibrarian I‘ll need to move this up on my tbr. Thank you! You‘ve been entered. 8mo
BookFrog Sounds like a good book. 8mo
TheSpineView @Slajaunie Loved it!❤ 8mo
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I LOVE love. I also love Disney's The Sword in the Stone.

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was a truly exceptional book and one of the best ones I‘ve ever read about the WWII ! Full of feelings and based on a true story🤓 Also the first book I‘ve read about the situation in Italy during this time. Totally recommend that!

#beneathascarletsky #marksullivan #theczechedition #octread #wwii #historicalfiction #fiction #

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ErinGoBragh1011
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Fall nights snuggled in bed reading with my #minipanther and a cup of coffee are some of my favorites. Hoping to make to part 3 tonight 118 PGS until I get there. #catsoflitsy #booksandcats #fall #coffee

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ErinGoBragh1011
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Side note: I love that Mark lives in Bozeman Montana. I lived in Billings Montana for 6yrs

TheSpineView Just wait it gets soooooo much better! 8mo
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1. Tagged
2. 74 it will be 75 this evening
3. I woke up everyday and saw the ceiling!🤣
4. Holidays with the family.
5. Here's a big shout out to the new Littens @Vlepz @Tahoe @SidG 🤗

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻😀 8mo
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