• Tuscan Rose

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-02-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (904 ratings)

Regular price: $34.96

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Publisher's Summary

A mysterious stranger known as 'The Wolf' leaves an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. A tiny silver key hidden in her wrappings is the only clue to the child's identity and so begins a story as intriguing and beautiful as the city of Florence itself. Belinda Alexandra's new novel, Tuscan Rose, is set in Italy during the time of Mussolini. This richly woven tale of passion, love, longing, witchcraft and magic promises to be everything her readers love and more.
©2010 Belinda Alexandra (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Renea on 09-21-13

Such a beautiful listen....

What made the experience of listening to Tuscan Rose the most enjoyable?

This is a duel effort between the author and the narrator. I mean the story was beautifully written and the way Caroline Lee narrated it really brought it to life.

What other book might you compare Tuscan Rose to and why?

Unfortunately I am unable to think of one at this moment but think of a historical romance centered around a war. That is the premise for this story.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

I honestly do not have a favorite. I had my favorite characters in general but this has nothing to do with the narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

In the beginning this book was a bit slow. I had a hard time following during my initial sitting. I even got frustrated for even buying the book but once it picked up around the second chapter I did not want to put it down. However, I will say this was a really long book and I think there could have been some things left out of the book. Even still, this did not effect how I feel about the work that went into it.

Any additional comments?

This was a beautiful story and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind being on the edge of their seats. Those who don't mind crying. Basically anyone who understands what it feels like to be emotionally invested in a book. This book was well worth the credit or cash.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jeni Tutwiler on 05-14-15

Richly written, at times disturbing

Where does Tuscan Rose rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really liked the length of the book -- it's good for long commutes. The story itself is in 3 distinct parts, related only by the fact that it contains Rosa, the main character is in all three. Loved the historical detail!

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Rosa's husband Antonio, because he was solid and sensible and offered stability to the story.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

I love anything Caroline Lee performs!

Any additional comments?

This is not a book for anyone with a weak constitution. Alexandra's intense descriptions of Fascist and Nazi atrocities had me nauseous and gave anxiety the entire time I listened to this book. The book needs a graphic disclaimer for the violence.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss M on 05-16-18

Brilliant

Absorbing, moving and historically fascinating. A book with real heart, that doesn’t shy away from the despicable horrors of war without descending into relentless grimness. Highly recommended.

Thank you Belinda Alexandra for the evocative creation of so many characters of light and shade and a courageous and loving protagonist living in an unimaginably tough time in Italian history both pre and during the Second World War.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Margaret on 06-21-16

Enjoyable but...

The historical setting and events around which the story evolves are interesting and well described. Overall, I enjoyed the book and especially the reading of Caroline Lee. What I did not enjoy was the highly improbable plot twist towards the end. There's only so far disbelief can be suspended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 10-12-15

Excellent read

Where does Tuscan Rose rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the best

What did you like best about this story?

It was realistic and remained enthralling from page one.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

Rosa

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to pick one.

Any additional comments?

Good historical fiction.

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