Under a Sardinian Sky

By Sara Alexander
Read by Sara Alexander

11.72 Hours 04/25/2017 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $22.95

    Special Price $18.36

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781470821333

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • Regular Price: $6.95

    Special Price $2.78

    ISBN: 9781470821340

  • $34.95

    ISBN: 9781470820831

  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781470821326

Sometimes a family’s deepest silences hide the most important secrets. For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family’s Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it’s time to learn the truth. In 1952, Simius is a busy Sardinian town surrounded by fertile farms and orchards. Carmela Chirigoni, a farmer’s daughter and talented seamstress, is engaged to Franco, son of the area’s wealthiest family. Everyone agrees it’s a good match. But Carmela’s growing doubts about Franco’s possessiveness are magnified when she meets Captain Joe Kavanagh. Joe, an American officer stationed at a local army base, is charismatic, intelligent, and married. Hired as his interpreter, Carmela resolves to ignore her feelings, knowing that any future together must bring upheaval and heartache to both families. As Mina follows the threads of Carmela’s life to uncover her fate, she will discover a past still deeply alive in the present, revealing a story of hope, sacrifice, and extraordinary love.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Sometimes a family’s deepest silences hide the most important secrets. For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family’s Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it’s time to learn the truth.

In 1952, Simius is a busy Sardinian town surrounded by fertile farms and orchards. Carmela Chirigoni, a farmer’s daughter and talented seamstress, is engaged to Franco, son of the area’s wealthiest family. Everyone agrees it’s a good match. But Carmela’s growing doubts about Franco’s possessiveness are magnified when she meets Captain Joe Kavanagh. Joe, an American officer stationed at a local army base, is charismatic, intelligent, and married. Hired as his interpreter, Carmela resolves to ignore her feelings, knowing that any future together must bring upheaval and heartache to both families.

As Mina follows the threads of Carmela’s life to uncover her fate, she will discover a past still deeply alive in the present, revealing a story of hope, sacrifice, and extraordinary love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will become immersed in Mina’s journey into the past…Alexander’s novel will leave readers riveted until the explosive conclusion.” Publishers Weekly
“A loving and breathtaking picture of the Mediterranean island…For readers who enjoy women’s fiction set against a background of momentous events and clashing cultures.” Library Journal
“This enchanting novel is a delightful read, perfectly suited for a warm beach with a cold beverage.” Booklist
“A beautifully told story about one woman’s determination to exorcise the sorrows of her family’s past. It brought tears to my eyes more than once—always a good sign.” Holly Chamberlin, author of Home for the Summer
“Carmela’s courage and heartbreaking choices…will leave you…enchanted and racing through the novel to learn her extraordinary fate.” Rosanna Chiofalo, author of Rosalia’s Bittersweet Pastry Shop

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Sara Alexander

Sara Alexander completed her postgraduate diploma in acting from Drama Studio London. She has worked extensively in the theater, film, and television industries, including roles in much loved productions such as Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Dr. Who, and Franco Zeffirelli’s Sparrow.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English