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  • By Liana Metal
    Oct 15, 2009
    "The Tuscan Trilogy" The Tuscan Trilogy A Rose By Any Other Name Derek Adie Flower www.Lulu.com 2008, ISBN: 978-1-4357-0797-9 Paperback, pp.313, US $ 20.8 Fiction/Romance Very Highly Recommended Reviewed by Liana Metal http://LiaMetal.tripod.com Derek Adie Flower lived in Tuscany which inspired him to write this book. Learn more about his work at www.lulu.com This book is an excellent piece of work. Set both in USA and Italy, is about the life story of Rosalina, the main character, who has a turbulent life. The plot unfolds in Tuscany in 1944 in the premises of Contessa San Germano. Rosalina is an Italian young girl who works for the Contessa. Robert, Contessa’s nephew, falls in love with Rosalina, but war separates them. What is going to happen to them? Rosalina is going to have Robert’s son, but will she ever meet him again? Rosalina’s story unfolds slowly revealing her triumphs and tragedies, her rise from poverty and despair to riches, her love life and her children. ... More > Written in a sensitive way this story depicts the author’s emotions and love for women. It is historically set in the years of the Second World War and the language is rich with vivid descriptions and Italian flavor (local colloquialism). It is certainly a wonderful story that combines all the ingredients of a best seller: love and hate, the villain of the story, an old secret, adventure, mystery, romance-all the elements we can find in every day life. The characters are ‘real life’ persons, and the dialogues are vivid. It reads well and easily thus it is highly entertaining as well as interesting as regards the historical events mentioned in the plot. It is gripping and can be read in one sitting. The author refers to issues such as religion, Mafia activities, English aristocracy and poverty. The era he describes is adequately depicted. The end of the story leaves the reader satisfied, yet yearning to read the next book of the trilogy to learn what happens to some of the key characters mentioned in the book. Is the villain of the story going to win? What is going to happen to Rosalina’s descendants? We have to wait till the next book comes out! Get this book from www.lulu.com< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781435707979
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Derek Adie Flower
Published
March 22, 2008
Language
English
Pages
313
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.13 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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