A lovely post from Cynthia Morgan’s site.
In Beneath a Scarlett Sky, young Italian Pino Lella helps Italian Jews by leading them through the mountains to Switzerland during the Nazi occupation of Italy. Later, he enlists in the German army and becomes a spy for the Allies.
There isn’t a lot of information about what went on in Italy during World War II. Many of the books about World War II are set in Germany or Eastern Europe, so the fact the setting is different makes this book interesting. This is historical fiction; the dialogue and scenes are constructed by the author. However, the historical setting and characters are real. The author decided to write the book after meeting Pino and talking to him about his life in Italy during World War II.
Pino is an engaging, likable character. The author does a good job of taking the reader along for Pino’s journey from carefree teenager to crusader with a cause to a person deeply affected by the tragic event that is World War II, although he becomes a successful ski instructor and car salesman later. Part of the reason one doesn’t hear much about Italy during World War II is because a lot of documents were destroyed, but also because the people were so devastated by the war they didn’t want to talk about it. Pino’s suffering the loss of someone he cares about deeply and working through this is particularly touching.
I highly recommend Beneath a Scarlett Sky and give this book a 5/5 rating. This book is a very worthwhile read for those interested in historical events.
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Inspiring words from Cynthia Morgan’s blog.
I Walk in Starlight
I Dance in Moonbeams
I Sing with the Whispering Owl
I Wander with the Coursing Heavens
I Hold Your Mystery in my Heart
I Listen to the Song of the Wind
I Hope in the Mighty Sunrise
I Give of Myself Everyday
I Reach for the Grasping Hand
I Touch the Lonely Heart
I Cry with the Grieving Stranger
I Mourn the Loss of Life
I Remember Sweet Harmony
I Pray for Its Beauteous Return
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This is worth reading-Some good advice for the New Year.
It’s hard not to worry when you have something to worry about. There’s always something to worry about. One thing that life will prove over and over again is that things don’t always turn out the way we would want them to. Often things will happen that turn our lives upside down and leave us feeling inside out. Things lurk on our horizons ominously. We look at possible future scenarios when something “not good or normal” starts to happen, and generally what we will immediately latch onto is the worst possible outcome. Then we worry about it. It doesn’t matter how many times we try and focus on possible great results, those little negative thoughts grow hugely regardless of how small they are when they first enter our thoughts.
It then amazes us how right we were. We tell people how we saw the whole thing coming. We knew that…
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