Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 8 minutes
First Published: 2018
In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.
Nearly thirty years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.
Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now …
Quotes from The Tuscan Child
When the world has gone mad, we must help each other when we can.
All is well. We are tested and we survive, and life will be good again.
About Rhys Bowen
Rhys Bowen is a The New York Times Bestselling Author of the Royal Spyness Series, Molly Murphy Mysteries, and Constable Evans. She has won the Agatha Best Novel Award and has been nominated for the Edgar Best Novel. In 2017, she wrote her first big stand-alone thriller, In Farleigh Field, set in World War Two at an English stately home. She was born in England and married into a family with historic royal connections. She now divides her time between California and Arizona. Visit the author’s website →