Feb 11, 2018

Sunday Salon: New Books This Month plus a Review

New arrivals:
Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery #19)
Plum Tea Crazy
 by Laura Childs, Tea Shop Mystery #19 set in Charleston, March 6, 2018, Berkley.
Genre: cozy mystery

How to Walk Away
How To Walk Away by Katherine Center, May 15, 2018, St. Martins Press.
Genre: romance, contemporary fiction

I finished and enjoyed reading the historical WWII novel set in Milan and the Italian Alps.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan, published May 1, 2017 by Lake Union.
Genre: historical novel based on the real life experiences of Pano Lello during WWII in Italy.
My comments/review on goodreads: 

This was an intriguing WWII story based on the real life experiences of Pano Lello, who worked with the Catholic underground and the Italian resistance, in Milan and the Italian Alps during the Nazi occupation.

Pano Lello was 17 when he first started leading fugitives across the Alps into Switzerland. He later became the driver to a German general so that he could report German movements (the slave camps and what they were working on, munitions locations, etc.) to the insurgents.

I found the book important as I know of few books written by the Italians who went through the ordeal, about the partisans and other WWII insurgents in Italy. As they say, the Italians don't like to talk about the war but prefer to forget about it. Engrossing and suspenseful and full of historical information, this book was rated five stars by this reader.

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Nise' said...

Beneath A Scarlet Sky sounds like it need to go on my TBR list!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Plum Tea Crazy has a lovely cover. I have been eyeing Beneath a Scarlet Sky so I am glad you liked it. Happy Reading!

Laura Fabiani said...

I bought Beneath a Scarlet Sky a while back when it first came out but have yet to read it. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Harvee Lau said...

I learned a lot about the occupation in Italy and the fierce resistance in Italy during WWII, Laura.

Harvee Lau said...

Two good books!

Harvee Lau said...

You won't be disappointed. Chock full of historical info.

Jennifer_q85 said...

These are new to me. Plum Tea Crazy sounds interesting.

Lori's Reading Corner said...

I have How To Walk Away as well. I'm looking forward to reading it. Enjoy your new books.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These books all look tempting! I love Katherine Center's books, and it has been a while. So on my list it goes! Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Beth F said...

Beneath a Scarlet Sky does look good -- I don't know much about Italy during WWII

bermudaonion said...

I was excited to get How to Walk Away too. Enjoy your new books!

Kathy Martin said...

Nice looking books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover on PLUM TEA CRAZY!!

ENJOY your week.

pussreboots said...

All your books are new to me. Come see what I'm reading this week.

Cori said...

How to Walk Away is on quite a few lists this week. I have added it to my TBR. The cover is beautiful and I hope you enjoy it.

AJ Sterkel said...

Goodreads keeps recommending Beneath A Scarlet Sky to me. I’m glad you liked it because it sounds good. Have a great week!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Mystica said...

I like the WWII story specially. Always another perspective on this war.