Annie arrives at the beautiful Sicilian island of Galatea, and her father’s final request is that she solve the mystery of her Grandmother’s disappearance during World War II. The only items she has of her grandmother’s is a gold bracelet and the directions to Villa Onda, House of the Waves where her grandmother once lived. Then Annie meets local fisherman Salvo and he recognizes the gold bracelet on Annie’s wrist. She finds herself falling in love with Salvo and his family. But then Annie finds an antique gramophone under an old sheet in her grandmother’s bedroom. When she plays the gramophone, she uncovers a secret of her grandmother’s. Then with the help of Salvo’s mother, Annie begins to piece together the truth about the gold bracelet and the heart breaking wartime secret of her grandmother’s sacrifice. This heartwarming romance is a wonderful time-slip story that brings the war torn past into the presence of a new romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this story from beginning to end. The mystery was captivating and kept me completely immersed in the story, while the detailed description of the Sicilian Island was a wonderful escape.
Thank you Daniela Sacerdoti for such a wonderful time slip novel. I absolutely loved this wonderfully written story, and I completely enjoyed the escape to Italy. I enjoyed this is story and I highly recommend it.
ABOUT THE BOOK
THE ITALIAN ISLAND
Author: Daniela Sacerdoti
Published by Bookouture
Publication Date: January 11, 2022
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My darling girl, don’t make the same mistakes as I did. Now that my life is coming to an end, take your grandmother’s bracelet, unlock the secret of our family history, and discover who you are…
As the hazy sun sets on golden sand, twenty-year-old Annie arrives on the stunning Sicilian island of Galatea, her father’s final wish playing heavy on her heart: she must solve the mystery of her grandmother who disappeared during World War Two. Her only clues are the delicate gold band around her wrist and directions to Villa Onda – House of the Waves – where her grandmother once lived.
As she climbs the winding road up to the cliffside villa, Annie’s path collides with handsome local fisherman, Salvo. His sea-blue eyes sparkle with recognition at her bracelet, and Annie can’t tell if it’s his warm touch or the sun-kissed villa’s vine-covered splendour that takes her breath away. Swept into the warm arms of Salvo’s family, it’s not long before she finds herself dancing the night away in the cobbled piazza and finally beginning to heal.
But one afternoon she finds an antique gramophone hidden beneath a dusty sheet in her grandmother’s bedroom. Setting the needle, she unlocks a long-buried secret… And, through Salvo’s mother, starts to unravel the truth about the bracelet and her grandmother’s heart-shattering wartime sacrifice.
With Salvo’s first kiss lingering on her lips, Annie knows she must dig deeper into the scars that haunt this beautiful island. But can her fragile new-found love with Salvo survive uncovering the truth? Will she ever be able to move on with her life until she does?