The Tuscan Contessa Dinah Jefferies

Thrilled to join Penguin for this tour.


A sweeping new novel from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Wife, available for pre-order now

In 1943, Contessa Sofia de’ Corsi’s peaceful Tuscan villa among the olive groves is upturned by the sudden arrival of German soldiers. Desperate to fight back, she agrees to shelter a wounded British radio engineer in her home, keeping him hidden from her husband Lorenzo – knowing that she is putting all of their lives at risk.

When Maxine, an Italian-American working for the resistance, arrives on Sofia’s doorstep, the pair forge an uneasy alliance. Feisty, independent Maxine promised herself never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome partisan named Marco, she realizes it’s a promise she can’t keep…

Before long, the two women find themselves entangled in a dangerous game with the Nazis. Will they be discovered? And will they both be able to save the ones they love?

Huge thank you to the lovely Georgia for my place on this blog tour for this absolutely gorgeous book. The cover alone screams out to be picked up. I definitely haven’t been disappointed with this one.

This is a gorgeous read which is both heartwarming but also heart wrenching. This is an end of WW2 love story which is based in war torn Italy. The author has portrayed the horrors of life in Italy during this period.

I have been really struck by the powerful emotion in this author’s writing, it makes me a little ashamed to say that this is my first book by this author. However, I am pleased to say that I am a converted fan and will definitely be reading more.

The main character in this is strong, believable and likeable. The author has given a real sense of personality and quality to each in the book. Additionally, the author has provided a strong sense of date and time throughout the book.

I have been completely amazed how much I have loved this book. I have definitely been kept on the edge of my seat and have completely devoured this entire book in one sitting. This is most definitely a five star read.

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Once again, Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please leave a comment or get in touch if you have any recommendations.

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Lots of love

Little Miss Book Lover xoxo

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