giovedì 20 ottobre 2016

Review & Giveaway: Beautiful Secret by Dana Faletti

New Release........
Set in the lush hills of the French Ardennes and the scorched mountains of Southern Italy, Beautiful Secret is a tale of family secrets, forbidden love, and unexpected blessings.

Maria’s story unfolds in 1940’s Italy, where family ties and tradition are of utmost importance. When Maria is seduced by her cousin's fiancé, she becomes pregnant, and the scandal destroys her family. Whisked away from her poor rural village of Tronca to a severe Catholic convent several mountain towns away, she gives birth to a son. Maria is under tremendous pressure to give her baby up for adoption. Against the odds, she manages to keep her child and then must find a way to get him back to the home and family that is his birth right.

Years later, after being forced to marry and emigrate to America, Maria is at the end of her life. As she lies on her deathbed in a Pittsburgh hospital, Maria shares her story with her beloved granddaughter, Tatiana.

Awash in her own marital troubles, Tatiana agrees to Maria’s dying wish – to travel to Europe and retrieve a package from an aunt she’s never met. When Tate journeys to the land of her ancestors, she fully expects to meet her long lost family and to lay eyes on the places that cultivated a spirit like her Nana Maria’s. What she doesn’t anticipate is falling into a forbidden love affair with a sexy French man who happens to be her distant cousin by marriage. Throughout her journey, Tate not only discovers a shocking secret that Nana Maria waited a lifetime to disclose, but she also finds that the trick to life doesn’t lie in the best laid plans but in how you react to the things you never expected.

My Review
This novel was the story of a wonderful trip to Europe to discover her past and her roots and to find her own way.
Her grandmother Maria on her deathbed makes promise to Tatiana to go to France to know her aunt Luisa and then travel to Calabria, she will find out a very important part of her Nana's life who has always hidden. Tatiana has just put an end to her marriage and perhaps this trip is a good time to start a new life. By better understanding her grandmother  has the opportunity to know herself better.
The characters were adorable, I really loved the women protagonists of this story. Maria is a strong and courageous woman, willing to do anything for her son.
This novel is written very well, so fluid and flowing and never boring. The descriptions of places are really lovely, it seems to be there along with Tatiana and visit these wonderful places.
Highly recommended

Available to buy from....

"Delicious, rich, spicy, delectable and satisfying! I'm not just talking about the cuisine in this book, but the luscious, addictive writing of Faletti who weaves together a multi-generational story that will both break your heart and make it pound loudly!" 
- Author Lori M Jones 

"This story within a story parallels two women’s lives, two generations apart, taking the reader on a tumultuous and heart stopping journey that you won’t soon forget. Faletti’s use of language is just as lush and striking as the romance that awaits Tatiana on the shores of this other world." 
- Author Carolyn Menke 

"A 5-star read for anyone who can't get enough of stories of forbidden love or romances set in foreign destinations. Excellent, sexy, spicy read with a plot twist at the end that will leave you swooning!"  
- Author Cara Reinard

About the author

Dana has been writing for what seems like forever. Her young adult trilogy, The Whisper Series, is a paranormal romance that’s rife with angels, demons and forbidden romance, as well as a message of love and acceptance that has touched readers nationwide. Her newest novel, Beauiful Secret is a women’s fiction romance set in the scorched hills of Southern Italy, where Dana has spent much time traveling and visiting relatives. Dana has a love affair with all things Italian and is proud to be part of the loud, crazy, and wonderful Italian family that inspired her new book.

Dana writes poetry as a survival skill and loves to connect with other writers both online and in person. When she’s not writing, Dana can be found reading on her Kindle, cooking something delicious, or daydreaming about her upcoming travel destinations. She lives in in a suburb of Pittsburgh with her husband, three young daughters, and a snarky Shichon called Dolce.

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1 commento:

  1. This one is definitely going on my tbr list. Thank you for sharing your review today xx


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