AMBER LEIGH WILLIAMS
Black Lyon Publishing
PO Box 567, Baker City, OR 97814
Rating: 4 Cups
Lucille Renaldi is the daughter of an important Italian family. The middle daughter, she is practically engaged to a successful businessman and devoted to her family.
Charles Tyler is an American fighter pilot. He is handsome, daring, and quite dashing; the epitome of a flying ace.
An American fighter pilot crashes his plane in enemy territory following a particularly harrowing dogfight, and is rescued by a beautiful Italian girl. Their romance is dangerous and forbidden, but love does not always follow the rules.
This is a wonderfully written story of a forbidden love during wartime. The two main characters are extremely well developed and sympathetic and I felt so much sympathy for their plight. The setting of Italy during World War II is an exciting one filled with political intrigue and danger from all sides. The author has brought the era to life and filled it with some memorable characters. The villain DeMarco in particular jumps off the page. The descriptions of the Renaldi’s lives during wartime are quite detailed, from their personal lives to their social lives. Fear makes some members less than honorable and brings out the best in others, even family can turn against one. Lucille’s trials and tribulations and her love for Charles will keep the reader riveted from the first page to the last one.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More