The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen audiobook

The Tuscan Child

By Rhys Bowen
Read by Jonathan Keeble  and Katy Sobey

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9781503951822
10.17 Hours 1
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From New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets… “Pass the bread, the olives, and the wine. Oh, and a copy of The Tuscan Child to savor with them.” —NPR 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…

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Summary

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Mysteries

A New York Post Pick of Must-Read Novels

A Goodreads Choice Awards Semi-Finalist in Historical Fiction

From New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets…

“Pass the bread, the olives, and the wine. Oh, and a copy of The Tuscan Child to savor with them.” —NPR

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…

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This novel is well plotted with characters that are so compelling, with their attributes and flaws, that the reader can almost feel as if they had sat down and shared a glass of vin santo with them.” Historical Novel Society
“The interwoven mystery is expertly crafted and unravels at a pace that will keep readers guessing until the end. This is an overall enjoyable trip to the Tuscan countryside and readers will be reluctant to leave this charming and intriguing place.” RT Book Reviews
“The alternating narratives keep the story moving along, and the pastoral setting is transporting.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Rhys Bowen

Author Bio: Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen has won seven awards, including both the Agatha and Anthony awards. She is the author of the Molly Murphy Mysteries, set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the Constable Evans Mysteries set in Wales, as well as the Royal Spyness novels and the Red Dragon series, coauthored with C. M. Broyles. Visit her website at www.rhysbowen.com.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English