A very interesting book. Amazing start, sending shivers down your spine from the first pages. Good writing indeed. I’m talking about Early One Morning by Virginia Baily. Amazing storytelling and great and powerful characters.
Rome, October 1943
We start in a Nazi invaded Rome. A story that makes you think what would you do in that situation. And how would you move past it? A city and a beginning tormented by bombs, fear and “rubble”. I have to say again – amazing style of writing!
You move back and forth from war era to a lifetime away. Questions and doubts haunting our dear Chiara throughout. A phone call that changes everything.
We also have a glimpse over the birth of an unexpected friendship. A story of guilt, abandonment and love that surrounds generations. Very captivating. Even though at times the weight of all the details seems much, they all piece together a full and strong picture of a young woman trying to make the best she can
A story of guilt, abandonment and love that surrounds generations. Very captivating. Even though at times the weight of all the details seems much, they all piece together a full and strong picture of a young woman trying to make the best she can out of what life gave her. And we learn how to get past personal tragedies (or not).
They might be dead tomorrow, but they’re alive today.
A story of a rebel child, that must adapt. Then we see how somehow history repeats itself and circles round back in Rome. Maria takes us on her new Roman journey and helps us learn Italian along with finding out her own interesting past. We travel alongside Maria and taste a bit of Italia.
A very interesting story told in an interesting way. I’m sure you’ll find Chiara’s story charming. Worth a read!