Tuscan Rose

Tuscan Rose From an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion longing witchcraft and magic set in Italy during World War II A magical richly woven World War II era saga filled with

  • Title: Tuscan Rose
  • Author: Belinda Alexandra
  • ISBN: 9781451679076
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • From an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion, longing, witchcraft, and magic set in Italy during World War II.A magical, richly woven World War II era saga filled with passion, secrets, beauty, and horror from internationally acclaimed bestselling author Belinda Alexandra FLORENCE, 1914 A mysterious stranger known as The Wolf leaves an iFrom an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion, longing, witchcraft, and magic set in Italy during World War II.A magical, richly woven World War II era saga filled with passion, secrets, beauty, and horror from internationally acclaimed bestselling author Belinda Alexandra FLORENCE, 1914 A mysterious stranger known as The Wolf leaves an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito A tiny silver key hidden in her wrappings is the one clue to the child s identity FIFTEEN YEARS LATER, young Rosa must leave the nuns, her only family, and become governess to the daughter of an aristocrat and his strange, frightening wife Their house is elegant but cursed, and Rosa blessed with gifts beyond her considerable musical talents is torn between her desire to know the truth and her fear of its repercussions All the while, the hand of Fascism curls around beautiful Italy, and no citizen is safe Rosa faces unimaginable hardship her only weapons her intelligence, intuition, and determination and her extraordinary capacity for love.

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    1. Το Ρόδο της Τοσκάνης ξεκινάει υπέροχα και για 100 σελίδες ήμουν σίγουρη ότι θα γίνει ένα από τα πιο αγαπημένα μου βιβλία. Στην πορεία εντελώς ξαφνικά η πλοκή αλλάζει και η ιστορία γίνεται μελοδραματική. Το θέμα είναι ότι μισώ εντελώς και απόλυτα τα μελοδράματα. Όταν η ιστορία [...]

    2. Find this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.I had a really difficult time with Belinda Alexandra's Tuscan Rose. I respect that a lot of other readers feel differently, but if I am entirely honest with myself I have to admit that I seriously considered throwing my kindle at the wall while reading this book. Be warned, there are possible spoilers ahead. To begin, Alexandra spends both parts one and two laying the groundwork for her story which means things don't start moving until part th [...]

    3. This novel had a subtitle ‘Passion, longing, secrets, and a dangerous time’ and is set in wartime Italy so it sounded just like my kind of book. Yet, despite its readability, I have to admit I was disappointed. I’m not sure exactly why. I should’ve loved sensitive Rosa, and I really adore romantic books set in wartime Italy yet I think it was too long, or the writing was simply too pedestrian, or because I never got to really like either of the two men Rosa falls in love with too much [...]

    4. Why is this book written on a third-grade reading level? Seriously, it's as if the author assumes that I can handle the image of a guy's eyeball hanging down on his cheek, but I can't handle sentences longer than ten words. She kept adding in questions like "Would the war ever be over?" and "How could things ever be the same?" as if she had to hold my hand through the basics of conflict and theme. I read mostly young adult fiction and this is by far the most talked-down-to that I have felt in a [...]

    5. πολυσέλιδο,φλύαρο,κουραστικό,ενα βιβλίο χωρίς ταυτότητα.λίγο αίσθημα,λίγο δράμα,λίγο ιστορία,λίγο πόλεμος,λίγο αντίσταση κ λίγο μαγείαεκπληξη καμία,προβλέψιμο έως τελείας2 αστερια μονο για τις περιγραφες,που πραγματικά σε βάζουν στο κλίμα της εποχής.κρίμα.

    6. Τα ρομαντικά, ιστορικά μυθιστορήματα, φαίνεται να βρίσκονται στα πάνω τους τα τελευταία χρόνια. Το ελληνικό αναγνωστικό κοινό λατρεύει να διαβάζει ιστορίες που το ταξιδεύει σε άλλους τόπους και άλλες εποχές, πόσο μάλλον όταν αυτό συνδυάζεται με μυριάδες δεινά για τους κεν [...]

    7. Ήταν καλό αλλά δεν ήταν συγκλονιστικόΚαταρχάς είχε πάρα πολλές λεπτομέρειες που στην αρχή το θεώρησα θετικό διότι με βοήθησε να φτιάξω τις εικόνες πιο καθαρά. Μετά όμως έγινε κουραστικό. Ένα ακόμα που με προβλημάτισε ήταν ότι τα πραγματικά γεγονότα που εξιστορούσε ή τουλά [...]

    8. I WON'T spoil it for you!Just as expected, the novel is a wonderful creation of the devastating time the Italians spent during the time Mussolini ruled. I got very attached to all the characters, good and evil. The flow is smooth and rich and filled with all emotions, suspense, mystery, love, heartbreak, loss, darkness, as well as hope and new beginnings.I will definitely search and learn more about Mussolini and his ruling as well as the tragic events based on reality mentioned in the novel. Wh [...]

    9. Belinda Alexandra has a way of transporting you back in time to the period her stories are set in. Tuscan Rose was very well researched and kept my attention the whole way through. I couldn't put the book down and was itching to finish it. Now I will need to wait another two years until her next book is published. I would highly recommend this book as well as her other three novels to anyone who hasn't read her.

    10. After reading a few pages I knew this book was going to be good but when I got to the part where Rosa saw salami slices turning into sows, vomited up live live anchovies, squids and chickens I started to worry. Thankfully, Rosa's "gifts" were played down in the rest of the novel and it continued to be an exciting, page turning book.

    11. Η Ρόζα είναι ένα ορφανό που μεγαλώνει στον μοναστήρι του Σάντο Σπίριτο στη Φλωρεντία, μέχρι τη στιγμή που αναλαμβάνει γκουβερνάντα ενός κοριτσιού στη βίλα Σκαρφιότι. Η ατμόσφαιρα στη βίλα είναι πολύ διαφορετική και περίεργη και η Ρόζα το αντιλαμβάνεται από την πρώτη στιγμ [...]

    12. I honestly expected to get something differently from Tuscan Rose. From the book’s blurb I was expecting the paranormal element that was mentioned to take a more significant part into the book’s story. Even though that wasn’t the case, the story that I did get was compelling on its own and made the book very moving and powerful. I enjoy books with a strong and passionate leading lady and Tuscan Rose delivered on that aspect with Rosa.As a lover of historical fiction, I’m always looking f [...]

    13. It was as if she was flipping over the pages of the past.(view spoiler)[I was fortunate to receive an uncorrected proof of this novel as part of the First Reads program. I entered the giveaway on something of a whim, not expecting to win, as is oft the case. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a copy and even moreso by the joy&ardor of reading this tale. It reminded me somewhat of The Red Horse, which I know of only by reputation, though the two books are as different as can be.Halfway th [...]

    14. 'I shall gain mastery over my heart'Signorina Rosa Bellocchi was taken to the convent Santo Spirito as an infant, with a key as the only clue to her identity.We meet Rosa as a young 15 year old that is about to be sent to the Scarfiotti Villa to be the governess of the Marsche and Marschea's young daughter Clementina. While the Marsche appears to be kind-hearted his wife is a frightning women with a black mysterious shadow that surrounds her.Okay the GOOD and the BADThe BAD*Knowing how old Rosa [...]

    15. Από την αρχή της κυκλοφορίας του οι γνώμες τελείως διαφορετικές Το ξεκίνησα με επιφύλαξη μετά την λευκή γαρδένια η οποία δεν μου άφησε τις καλύτερες εντυπώσεις.Ένα ρομαντικό ιστορικό μυθιστόρημα που υπόσχεται πολλά. Κινηματογραφικό και ατμοσφαιρικό σε μεταφέρει με απόλυ [...]

    16. I normally don't read novels that are war based but that one was different.The storyline opens with an unknown baby being dropped at a convent. The story unfolds as she matures into a young adolescent and leaves the convent to work as a governess for a wealthy family. She experiences horror, fear, loss and love over the next few years to finally triumph over her enemy. The plot twists and turns and keeps the reader on edge. It is the type of book you can't put down, you really can't wait to get [...]

    17. Μου έκλεισε το μάτι από την πρώτη στιγμή που το είδα σε βιτρίνα βιβλιοπωλείου.Ήταν και πραγματικά πολυσέλιδο,κάτι που το επιδιώκω γενικώς.Από τότε μέχρι σήμερα κύλησε πολύ νερό στ'αυλάκι και να που είμαι σε θέση να το σχολιάσω επιτέλους!Μόνο που είμαι λίγο μουδιασμένη.Γιατ [...]

    18. This would have been better had the two storylines been separated into two separate books. The mystery of Rosa's birth and parentage seems to be overshadowed by her life story throughout an era of fascism and war. By separating the stories, Belinda could have developed the mystery of who Rosa was in much more detail. It's exciting and clever when authors are able to take more than one storyline and entwine them into one seamless story, however, this was not the case here. It was an interesting s [...]

    19. Τελικά οι πολλές σελίδες είναι σχεδόν πάντα κουραστικες. Ενώ ξεκίνησε πολύ καλά, η ιστορία άλλαξε εντελώς και στο τέλος πλατιασε τόσο που χάθηκε η όποια αρχική καλή εντύπωση!

    20. Το Ρόδο της Τοσκάνης είναι ένα υπέροχο μυθιστόρημα εποχής που συνδυάζει την ιστορία με το κοινωνικό δράμα και το ρομαντισμό εμπλουτισμένο με μεταφυσικά στοιχεία. Κεντρική του ηρωίδα η Ρόζα Μπελόκι, ορφανή και μεγαλωμένη στο μοναστήρι του Σάντο Σπίριτο, με μοναδικό στοιχε [...]

    21. Nagyon tetszett ez a könyv is, csak a végét kicsit túl kacifántosnak találtam. A történet a második világháború Olaszországában játszódik. A főhősnő, Rosa árvaként nevelkedett egy zárdában. 17 évesen egy villába kerül nevelőnőnek. Itt kezdődnek a megpróbáltatásai.

    22. Me ha gustado mucho leer esta novela. Ambientada en una época histórica muy conflictiva como lo fué el tiempo gobernado por Mussolini en Italia, en preciosos escenarios de Florencia y sus alrededores. Es una bonita historia de amor y coraje, los personajes me encantaron, una lectura emocionante, que contiene suspenso, misterio, amor, angustia con momentos muy tiernos y otros escalofriantes. Quizás me sobró un poco de realismo mágico (algunas de las visiones de la protagonista), pero la lec [...]

    23. Οι πρώτες μου σκέψεις, πριν το διαβάσω, με βάση το εξώφυλλο και το τίτλο θεωρούσα πως ήταν ένα βιβλίο με κεντρικό άξονα την Τοσκάνη (από τον τίτλο) και την αγάπη μιας κοπέλας, επειδή είχε το ρόδο με την κοπέλα.Δεν έπεσα και πολύ έξω, τελικά η ιστορία εξελίσσετε στην Τοσκάνη (Φλ [...]

    24. I have been wanting to read this book for probably two years, and I'm so excited that it's finally being released in the states.I love historical fiction books set in Italy during WWII, and in my opinion there are not enough. I feel that most people don't understand about Italy's involvement during the war or the horrors the people of Italy went through during the Nazi occupation. Tuscan Rose didn't mince anything. It showed the true story of Italy during the time of Mussolini and WWII through t [...]

    25. Όταν ένα βιβλίο σε καθηλώνει από την αρχή μέχρι το τέλος για μένα είναι επιτυχία. Η υπόθεση του λογοτεχνικού αυτού έργου, παρουσιάζει εξαρχής πάρα πολύ ενδιαφέρον με πολύ ωραία ανάλυση της ψυχολογίας των "θυτών" και των "θυμάτων"!!! Βοηθά στην αυτογνωσία !! ένας ύμνος για τους [...]

    26. I really liked this book. Historically I learned so much about the Italian people during WWII it was fascinating. There is a good message of peace and not standing by and doing nothing before it is to late. I was a little unsettled by Rosa's ability to not think of her kids however I think you might have to do that during such extreme life and death situations. As always I am abhorred by the things that went on during WWII. I liked the story in the authors notes at the end about the true fido in [...]

    27. Rosa was a young teenager when she left the sheltered life of the convent to become a governess for a wealthy Italian family. Strange and mystical things happen while she is with them. In trying to help another staff member, Rosa is accused of being an enemy of the state. I don’t want to say any more, but it is at this point that Rosa’s life takes a dramatic turn that impacts her forever.This story started off strong for me, but then went into a bit of a lull to the point where I wasn’t su [...]

    28. I am trying to understand how this book has such a high rating. Belinda Alexandra (is that even her real name? It sounds terribly phone) has a way of narrating in such a condescending way that I feel as if I am reading a book for thirteen year olds. However, coupled with many adult scenes, Alexandra's narration is downright jarring and out of place. I assume a lot of the readers rating this book so highly have never opened a page of real literature and/or are menopausal women in their late fifti [...]

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