Thank you to Netgalley and Simon and Schuster Canada for this eARC in exchange for my honest review.
Summary (Goodreads): Newly married, Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany’s famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of ltaly, America and each other.
When Scottie’s Italian teacher–a teenager with secrets of his own–disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband and her country. Michael’s dedication to saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see that he is a pawn in a much different game. Driven apart by lies, Michael and Scottie must find their way through a maze of history, memory, hate and love to a new kind of complicated truth.
Review: I think this was one of those cases where the book just wasn’t a good fit for me.
The story itself was written quite well and had a ton of wry humor to it, which I really liked.
However, it was a little too political for me. I know, this sounds ridiculous, considering that this is a historical fiction but it just didn’t hold my attention. Maybe I would have enjoyed this book more if I had been in the mood for historical fiction, but I found it really hard to get through this book.
I’m not going to give this book a rating because I don’t think it would be fair since I really didn’t give it a full try. Maybe, I will come back to this book in the future. For now, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction.
Happy reading ~