• The Italian Island: An absolutely heartbreaking and totally WW2 romance

  • By: Daniela Sacerdoti
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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....

Twenty-year-old Annie arrives on the Sicilian island of Galatea carrying nothing but grief for the father she just lost in her heart and the weight of the mystery she just inherited on her shoulders. All she knows about her grandmother is that she died in a concentration camp during World War Two. But when handsome local fisherman Salvo’s sea-blue eyes sparkle at the sight of the delicate gold band around her wrist, Annie knows she’s come to the right place.

With Salvo as her guide - taking her hand along the twisting paths up to the cliffside villa her grandmother once called home - Annie doesn’t know if it’s his warm touch or the sun-kissed villa’s vine-covered splendor that takes her breath away. Inside, she finds a beautiful antique gramophone hidden beneath a dusty sheet. Setting the needle, she unlocks the secret of a sacred tradition known only to the women on the island, and with it, the story of her grandmother’s heart-shattering wartime sacrifice.

With every day that passes, Annie is drawn deeper into the island’s rich and tragic history and finally feels herself begin to heal. But as the past crashes into her present - and she realizes the significance of the bracelet she wears and the devastating lengths her grandmother went to protect those she loved - will the truth about her grandmother’s identity have her running into Salvo’s strong arms or getting on the next flight back to America?

From the author of million-copy best seller Watch Over Me and Amazon number one best seller The Italian Villa, this is the perfect one-sitting listen for anyone who adores Fiona Valpy, Victoria Hislop, or The Letter by Kathryn Hughes.

©2022 Daniela Sacerdoti (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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  • 02-19-22

Italian Island

Really enjoyed the story and the narrator was excellent. Will listen to more from this author

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  • Abbey
  • 02-08-22

Excellent story

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The story is excellent as is the narration. Highly recommend.