Book Recommendation: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

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Book Recommendation: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

I enjoyed reading The Tuscan Child (2018) by The New York Times Bestselling Author Rhys Bowen and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel.


The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

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…


Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including The Victory Garden, The Tuscan Child, and the World War II-based In Farleigh Field, the winner of the Left Coast Crime Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel and the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. 2021’s The Venice Sketchbook was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year. Bowen’s work has won over twenty honors to date, including multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. Her books have been translated into many languages, and she has fans around the world, including over 60,000 Facebook followers. A transplanted Brit, Bowen divides her time between California and Arizona.


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (11)

Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Sounds like a good book to read, Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Feb 07, 2023 02:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Good thing I keep your recommendations on a computer. Don't have shelf space for the notebooks a handwritten list would require, ha, ha! Enjoy your next read.

Feb 07, 2023 04:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning to all. I hope you are reading a good book.

Feb 07, 2023 05:28 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

 I am addicted to History, or War stories. Happy Taco Tuesday, make it a great day and sell a house. Bill 

Feb 07, 2023 05:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... another book that is right up my alley. I have more books than time to read!

Feb 07, 2023 06:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, this really sounds like a book I would enjoy, will have to look it up here.

Feb 07, 2023 08:15 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Sounds like a good one Roy.  The past seems often to be a double edge sword, just as the present is often found to be.  Make it a great day.  Mark

Feb 07, 2023 08:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen sounds like a really good read, Roy.

Feb 08, 2023 05:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your comments are always welcome. Thanks for your feedback.

Feb 09, 2023 05:40 AM