The Italian Girls

Debbie Rix

‘Phenomenal! I am blown away’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A gripping and beautiful read’ Shaz’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An outstanding masterpiece’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Inspired by the incredible true stories of two women in wartime Italy, this is a heart-wrenching and unforgettable tale of love, resistance and betrayal. Fans of The Alice Network, The Lost Girls of Paris and My Name is Eva will be absolutely gripped by this sweeping Second World War novel.

She began to turn the pages of the paper more quickly, searching for the details about the war, the scandal, the trial… She thought back to those days at the end, when trust in Italy was in short supply. Betrayal was everywhere and the world went mad.

Italy, 2019: Each morning Livia Moretti sits in her favourite café in Florence, drinking espresso and reading the newspaper. To the tourists who pass by she is simply an old lady. They walk on without knowing the part she played in saving this beautiful city. To Livia too the dark days of war feel very far away. But one morning she sees the name Isabella Bellucci and is jolted right back to the past. To a time when Nazi troops marched through the city and you could trust no-one.

Italy, 1942: As a member of the Italian resistance, Livia monitors British radio transmissions from the secrecy of her little attic room, dedicating her time to decoding mystery messages that could have the power to save the lives of those she loves the most. Until the day her life intersects with Isabella Bellucci. And, in a strange twist of fate, a terrible misunderstanding will change the course of the war for both of them.

One woman will never forgive herself. And the other will find herself betrayed…

Readers adore The Italian Girls:

Had me gripped into the story from the start. I found I just could not put it down’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Riveting… Beautiful story of bravery, sacrifice and love… I couldn’t stop reading until I knew what happened next!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, what a fantastic book! I did not want to put this down… Historical fiction fans do not want to miss this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Left me on the edge of my seat… I highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book- wow! Stunningly written and beautifully realised. I was transportedAn outstanding masterpiece of a book.’ Renita D’Silva, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I adored this well-written book from start to finishI finished it in two days… There’s history, there’s war, there’s romance, bravery, sacrifice… everything you would wantDefinitely recommend!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An epic tale of bravery, sacrifice and heroism… Effortlessly combines historical fact with fiction as we are taken back in time to war torn Italy… I loved it.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was swept away by this beautifully written, richly evocative story… An exceptional read for lovers of historical fiction.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This isn’t a book you simply read, it’s a book you really feel… You’ll struggle to find anything much better than this.’ Being Anne, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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