Many thanks to USA Today Best Selling Author, Ellie Midwood, for writing such a lovely review.
“Fans of the historical fiction genre will definitely enjoy this novel set in pre-war and WWII Italy. It’s a complex tale with many fascinating characters, some of which you’ll come to love and some, despise and, perhaps, pity.
Angelina, the main protagonist, made me root for her from the opening dramatic scene due to her resilience and strong, anti-fascist stance. She made it clear to everyone around – and to her sister-in-law, Lidia, most of all that Lidia’s “highly regarded” fascists will never threaten her into submission. However, as the war started, the simple opposition of views that is natural to many families, turned into outright local “war” between the two women, with Angelina taking the side of the Resistance and Lidia – worming her way into the highest hierarchy of Mussolini’s regime.
It’s a story in which the strength of the spirit battles personal greed and hunger for power; where nothing is black and white and help can come from the most unexpected source (I’m sure, as soon as you get to his part, you’ll grow to love and respect Karl just as much as I did) and where hope will never die, even when seemingly everything is lost.
Thoroughly researched and breathtaking, “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams” is undoubtedly a five-star read. Highly recommended to all fans of the genre.”
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