A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart

Book blurb…

Inspired by the life of the world’s first woman war correspondent, Australia’s Louise Mack, A Letter from Italy is the most sweeping love story yet by Pamela Hart.

1917, Italy. Australian journalist Rebecca Quinn is an unconventional woman. At the height of World War I, she has given up the safety of her Sydney home for the bloody battlefields of Europe, following her journalist husband to the frontline as a war correspondent in Italy.

Reporting the horrors of the Italian campaign, Rebecca finds herself thrown together with American-born Italian photographer Alessandro Panucci, and soon discovers another battleground every bit as dangerous and unpredictable: the human heart.

A passionate and poignant love story set on the beautiful Italian coast by the bestselling author of The Soldier’s Wife and The War Bride.

Pamela Hart is an award-winning author for adults and children. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. Under the name Pamela Freeman she wrote the historical novel The Black Dress, which won the NSW Premier’s History Prize for 2006. Pamela is also well known for her fantasy novels for adults, published by Orbit worldwide, the Castings Trilogy, and her Aurealis Award-winning novel Ember and Ash. Pamela lives in Sydney with her husband and their son, and teaches at the Australian Writers’ Centre. A Letter from Italy is her thirtieth book, a stand-alone novel set in the same time period as The Soldier’s Wife and The War Bride, which has been short-listed for Epic Romantic Novel in the UK’s prestigious Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) 2017 Awards

My thoughts…

After reading The War Bride in 2016 I have been longing to read this latest story by Pamela Hart.  A Letter from Italy did not disappoint.

War time in any country will always have tales of lost loves and new love.  To write a story, based in Italy, and with forbidden love at it’s core (combined with a strong and independent Australian woman) is a perennial plot and evidence of Pamela’s prolific storytelling (book #13, I think).

This story will tug at your heart strings and have you wishing Rebecca and a certain Italian man would stop doing the honourable thing and just express their love for one another.

Inspired by the world’s first woman war correspondent, this novel demonstrates the difficulties encountered by women during wartime in a foreign country.

This review has also been placed on Goodreads and Australian Women Writers Challenge



About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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