“Pamela Allegretto’s latest novel “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams” is a non-stop page turner that will have you riveted and deeply involved from beginning to end. They say it’s best to write “what you know” and the author has incorporated her visual ability as a painter and her life experience having lived in Italy into a captivating heart-felt book. Her ability to include the smallest visual details and weave them into a cohesive whole separates her from the majority of writers who lack her artistic background. The writing is almost Hemingwayesque in its ability to imprint visually the individual scenes on the reader’s mind. We see this novel. The Italian experience during World War 2 is a much-overlooked piece of fascinating historical territory that Allegretto mines with the expert eye of a painter and the instinct of a natural-born storyteller. The characters jump at you–we feel their personalities and quickly become embedded with this family. We want to know “what happens next” and this feeling never leaves the reader throughout the book. The author keeps her chapters short and never bores us with superficial page fillers that bog down so many lesser reads. If surprise is the key element of a great story–this novel is full of the unexpected twists and turns that only the best books give us. Pour yourself a glass of Italian wine, sit down, and open this novel–you won’t look at that cell phone for days.”


Many thanks to Wayne Hagstrom for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am grateful for your consideration.

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

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