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Under a Sardinian Sky

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An expressive and heartfelt relationship tale set in a gloriously evocative 1950’s Sardinia. Carmela is engaged to the son of the town’s wealthiest family, however finds herself questioning his overbearing nature when she meets a Captain from the nearby army base. Sara Alexander sets the scene and surroundings so deftly, Sardinia vibrantly comes to life around you. The countryside, villages, culture and people create an intimacy and beautiful backdrop that allows the tale of Carmela to unfold. Carmela is a delight, thoughtful and kind, she constantly strives for greater understanding, will she allow herself happiness? ‘Under a Sardinian Sky’ is an engaging, yet emotional tale, settle in and find yourself transported to another era, a different world.

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Synopsis

Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander

Sometimes a family’s deepest silences hide the most powerful secrets.

For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession.

Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family’s Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it’s time to learn the truth.

In 1952, Simius is a busy Sardinian town surrounded by fertile farms and orchards. Carmela Chirigoni, a farmer’s daughter and talented seamstress, is engaged to Franco, son of the area’s wealthiest family. Everyone agrees it’s a good match. But Carmela’s growing doubts about Franco’s possessiveness are magnified when she meets Captain Joe Kavanagh.

Joe, an American officer stationed at a local army base, is charismatic, intelligent, and married. Hired as his interpreter, Carmela resolves to ignore her feelings, knowing that any future together must bring upheaval and heartache to both families.

As Mina follows the threads of Carmela’s life to uncover her fate, she will discover a past still deeply alive in the present, revealing a story of hope, sacrifice, and extraordinary love.

Reviews

`Readers will become immersed in Mina's journey into the past as she explores the nature and prejudices of her aunt's time, the complexities of familiar relationships, and the allure of love. Alexander's novel will leave readers riveted until the explosive conclusion.' - Publishers Weekly

`This enchanting novel is a delightful read, perfectly suited for a warm beach with a cold beverage. Readers who enjoy Adriana Trigiani's historical Italian family sagas will adore Alexander's debut.'- Booklist


About the Author

Sara Alexander attended Hampstead School, London, and went on to graduate from the University of Bristol, with a BA hons in Theatre, Film & TV. She followed on to complete her postgraduate diploma in acting from Drama Studio London. She has worked extensively in the theatre, film and television industries, including roles in much loved productions such as Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Doctor Who, and Franco Zeffirellia's Sparrow. She is based in the London.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th April 2017

Author

Sara Alexander

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Publisher

HQ an imprint of Harlequin (UK)

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
Debuts of the Month
Family Drama
Historical Fiction
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
Summer Reading
eBook Favourites
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Historical fiction
Historical romance

ISBN

9780008217266

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