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Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
"Based on a true story, Pino Lella is forced to enlist as a German soldier and recruited to become the personal driver for Hitler's left hand in Italy. 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"--
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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! 1w
DivineDiana @DebReads4fun I am looking forward to it! 💗 1w
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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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edennugget
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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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‘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! 💜 1mo
TheSpineView I loved this book. Excited for the movie. 1mo
FeastOfFiction @TheSpineView THEYRE MAKING A MOVIE?! 1mo
TheSpineView @FeastOfFiction Yes! Focus films has the rights. I heard that the guy who played Spider Man has been cast as Pino Lella. 1mo
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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? 2mo
tracey38 Schnauzer face! Love those. 🐶💜 2mo
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! 2mo
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Karkar @tracey38 Zelda says thank you. 2mo
DebReads4fun I loved this book!!! 2mo
Stacypatrice @Karkar I love that idea! 2mo
Kdgordon88 I love this idea of a family book club! 2mo
TheSpineView I really loved the book! 2mo
Crazeedi Zelda is so sweet!🐶💖 1mo
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! 1mo
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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 2mo
RadicalReader Nothing more treasured than a delightful deal 2mo
DebReads4fun Beneath A Scarlet Sky is so very good! 2mo
TheSpineView I too loved Beneath a Scarlet Sky! Focus films has the rights to the movie. Maybe 2020? 2mo
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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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TheSpineView
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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 😂 3mo
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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 4mo
c.m.reger @Eggs Thank You!! 4mo
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TheSpineView
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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 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!!! 4mo
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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 5mo
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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! 5mo
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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 🎄❤️😘❣️ 5mo
Hollie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have not read them, but it‘s going to be difficult to decide which to read first! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie let me know how they are!!! 😘❤️ 5mo
Soubhiville Oh, The Goldfinch is amazing! I really loved it! 5mo
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MelissaSewell
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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! 5mo
Peggyherself Definitely want to read this! 5mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Seriously, Libby?

CocoReads 🤣🤣 yep, that happens to me too. 6mo
Prairiegirl_reading I love Libby but sometimes 🤦🏻‍♀️ 6mo
TrishB 😂😂 6mo
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cindasious
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Good book.

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TheSpineView
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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. 7mo
Slajaunie Sounds like a good book. 7mo
TheSpineView @Slajaunie Loved it!❤ 7mo
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I LOVE love. I also love Disney's The Sword in the Stone.

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Natalia
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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! 7mo
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TheSpineView
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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! 👋🏻😀 7mo
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ErinGoBragh1011
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Guys! I tripped and fell into a bookstore. And I have to say this place is far beyond impressive. Their selection is great not to mention they have La Colombe. I would have bought at least 5 more books if my budget allowed but that place isn't going anywhere any time soon and I will be back. #happybirthdaytome

MayJasper 🎂❣️ happy birthday. Sounds like a great treat. 7mo
ErinGoBragh1011 @MayJasper thanks, lady! 7mo
TheSpineView I loved Beneath a Scarlet Sky! 7mo
ErinGoBragh1011 @TheSpineView so it is 500pgs good? I have been having a hard time with losing interest. Not a reflection on any book it's just what's been happening lately. 7mo
TheSpineView @ErinGoBragh1011 I thought so especially after Pino comes home from the school in the Italian Alps. 7mo
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Kellyomealia
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A very engaging read. The writing was a little clunky and the characters could have been more developed, but the captivating story made up for the shortcomings and I flew through this book.

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This is the first book I read completely on my Kindle Paperwhite and WOW did I pick an amazing book for it!!! This is the true story of Pino Lella, who risked his life as a spy (and in other ways!) during World War II. I don‘t want to share too many details, but this brave man experienced so many terrible, heartbreaking, amazing things that are unimaginable. I‘m so glad someone discovered, researched and shared this amazing story.Highly recommend!

Reviewsbylola I recently got a paper white too! 7mo
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shammi.dc10
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Beginning this one today!!!

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nozpow
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Amazing allegedly true story of a 17yr old in Italy during WW2 who becomes a mountain guide for fleeing jews and later a spy in the german army. Aurhour is a journalist and it shows good on plot driven narrative but human interaction and dialogue eh not so much. Still a cracking read. Really gives flavour to the chaos of the time.

Crazeedi I started this but never finished, might have to revisit! 8mo
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#sundaysurvey @alisonrose

📘 Beneath a Scarlet Sky
📘 Memoirs
🐕🐕 Bella and Miah they are the spoiled rotten type. Also 🐎 Dolly who is a Quarter Horse but double registered as a Paint.
👪 Last I knew Asheville had 90K and county had 200K+

alisonrose Thanks for playing! 8mo
jb72 I loved living in Asheville! 8mo
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booksaremyfavorite
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1. Almost 26 (my schedule doesn‘t allow much reading during the school year)
2. Didn‘t set one due to crazy schedules
3. Beneath a Scarlet Sky
4. How to Walk Away

#2018checkin