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Tuscan Child
Tuscan Child | Rhys Bowen
From New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father's hidden past to discover his secrets...In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.Nearly thirty years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father's history--and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father's secrets now...
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Maggie_Reads
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Really enjoyed this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

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JenniferO
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Nice and easy read. One thing I don‘t like is a very predictable story and for the most part this book delivered.

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JenniferO
Tuscan Child | Rhys Bowen

Really enjoying this WW2 era mystery. I seem to be drawn to books set in Europe in this era but I think I‘m going to take a break after this one. Not sure what to read next!

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ReadingMeagan
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of a disappointing read. I had been looking forward to it when it first was released. And then it took me forever to get into a good reading groove. And now I‘m done and it was just alright. I will say that it was a nice switch to read about Italy during the war. I tend to gravitate towards books set in England and France. And the food descriptions 😍 so delish!

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Macnjen
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Mehso-so

Meh. This started out with promise, then by the midpoint it became pretty predictable. The last few chapters were reaching to create a conclusion that in my opinion was trite and reaching. Simplistic writing made it a quick read but parts were ludicrous. About two-thirds of the way through I was ready for it to end. I did not hate this book but parts of it were just too much of a reach. Also, I believe the word “fitted” was misused several times.

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Macnjen
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Enjoying this so far!

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Eggs
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♥️♥️Rhys Bowen❣️❣️

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suvata
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Mehso-so

This is a beautifully, well written story about an American pilot whose plane crashes in the hills near Tuscany, Italy, during WWII. However, I am pretty burned out on books that revolve around World War II. That‘s certainly not the authors fault but it is why my enjoyment level was only at 3-stars.

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LikelyLibrarian
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This is on sale at Audible. It has excellent Litsy reviews, but I‘m not sure. Have any of you read it?

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pmg227
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Reading outside in July. It's been in the 90's for a month & today is a cool 76. Won this book from goodreads. Good story & beautiful cover.

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samanthagutt
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“When the world has gone mad, we must help each other when we can...”

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rlcollings
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Loved this book.

Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy! ⭐️📚 1y
thereadingowlvina Hello and welcome!!! 1y
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rlcollings
The Tuscan Child | Rhys Bowen

About half way through. So far a very good book. Let's see how it ends!

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Kshakal
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Drnkpnkprincess I saw that!! Lately there have been some awesome books and it‘s causing my credit card to scream at me for over spending and ignoring my #mountTBR and #kindleTBRsummer18 goals 1y
Kshakal @Drnkpnkprincess I hear you!! 1y
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rustoryhuf
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Just finished reading The Tuscan Child. Part historical fiction, part mystery, fully entertaining. I have “In Farleigh Field” in my TBR pile, so I think it‘ll be a Rhys Bowen kind of evening. Happy Sunday #Littens!

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rustoryhuf
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I wanted to spend this time reading my book, but they‘re too entertaining. #BuellerThePug #DixieTheDude

AmyG Ha! I picture you walking around your house saying...Bueller? Bueller? 2y
rustoryhuf @AmyG All the time! Anyone? 2y
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EKonrad
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I loved the intertwined stories of a young woman who hides a wounded WWII soldier in Italy and the grown daughter of the soldier who tries to uncover the mystery of her father's life. I definitely had trouble getting into this at first (the author's British tone lacks feeling sometimes), but overall, I was intrigued with the suspense of the story and was completely satisfied with the ending. #arc ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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aliasNayNay
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Well-plotted and thoroughly entertaining. Characters that are well developed, you can imagine really meeting them. The readers are drawn into the era and feel the sacrifices and the hardship the people had to deal with. This novel keeps you deeply involved till the very end.

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Nothing has held my attention over the last couple weeks. Let's see how this goes!

ralexist I'm a big fan of Rhys Bowen's various series so I'd be interested to know how you end up liking this one. 2y
CharissaWeaksAuthor @ralexist I will let you know! 2y
PatriciaU This one is up next for me. 2y
Lynnsoprano That‘s on my TBR. Looking forward to your review 2y
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Luvtoread
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Oh I was so disappointed by this! I love Rhys Bowen‘s books, but this one was just too slow and serious for me. I kept waiting for the lightness and fun of her previous books to come through, and it never did. I voluntarily reviewed an eARC copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.