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Er a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them For as Rosanna slowly discovers their unison is haunted by irreversible events from the past Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples. I devoured The Italian Girl I read it whilst I was on holiday in Corfu with lots of time to devote to it It s huge at almost 600 pages but they seemed to fly by so uickly I was completely swept away by the story the characters and the wonderful locationsThe story opens with the beginning of a letter written from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and is addressed to My Dearest Nico The author of the letter is telling Nico how the events of the past have influenced the present and is a wonderful way to set up for the enchanting story that followsIn 1966 Rosanna Menici is an eleven year old girl living in Naples Her family run a cafe and are hard working people When Rosanna meets Roberto Rossini a young opera singer she falls instantly in love The Italian Girl is Rosanna and Roberto s love story it rarely runs smoothly but it is long lasting and often very painful Rosanna and Roberto s singing talent enable them to see things and to travel to parts of the world that they had never dreamt of It will also expose them to betrayals and lies and incredible heart breakLucinda Riley never fails to disappoint me She creates the most amazing characters and vividly described locations with apparent ease The reader is whisked away to the stages of the most wondrous opera houses in the most beautiful places accompanied by characters who begin to feel like real friends and who are often flawed yet so lifelikeI ve never really had an interest in opera but Lucinda Riley writes with so much passion about the music the players the stage that readers cannot help but be pulled in She makes the opera world accessible yet glamorous and full of intrigue and passionI enjoyed The Italian Girl very much perfectly paced and expertly writtenhttprandomthingsthroughmyletterbox

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Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini the man who will change her life In the years to come their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each oth. Note to self must stop reading terrible books and waste time reviewing themBut I have no one to blame but myself I wanted an easy read and this definitely is a beach read one that you should actually leave at the beach and not bother taking home in the bin pleaseI could have lived with the fact that the novel is full of clich s and characters that are caricatures instead of resembling real people We have the young damsel in distress who is naive and to be honest dumb as a rock I get that the novel is set in the 1960s 1980s so a certain amount of naivety would be acceptable but I refuse to believe that someone can be that stupid Then there s the handsome and rich hero who is sleeping is way through all the female population and remember this one s supposed to be our romantic lead we are supposed to root for him Of course to top that off we have the jealous lover think of a sexy Italian version of Cruella de Vil And let s add a small army of Lucas Luigis Paolos Marcos and so on who are so flat and unremarkable that there s no reason to try and remember who is who Also the national stereotypes are just epic If you wanted to learn something about Italy based on this book well sucks for you because all you were left was the impression that they use mamma mia in every situation Your wife finds out you were cheating mamma mia death in the family mamma mia you are in love mamma mia See no need to learn Italian mamma mia will do on all occasions Oh and the British They just drink tea and eat scones All of this would have been or less ok not a masterpiece but there are worse books except for the fact that the writing was actually horrible We were told what the characters did as if this was a play she sat downhe stood up the reader threw the book in the fire And the dialogues felt so fake I don t think I know anyone who speaks in long monologues And why on earth this need to mention personal names all the time even when there are only two people speaking If someone would mention my name after every sentence I would feel pretty intimidated But perhaps after that monologue you need to remind the reader that there s actually another character there Fun fact this is a book that the 13 year old Liene would have liked I m happy to say that I have come a long way since then

Lucinda Riley ✓ 4 Read

To the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses Set against a memorable backdrop of Lucinda Riley's trademark evocative locations The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love betrayal and self discovery. Absolutely amazing Nothing this author writes doesn t captivate meHer ability to make you invest in the past and future and seamlessly pull the stories together is an art

  • Paperback
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  • The Italian Girl
  • Lucinda Riley
  • English
  • 20 March 2019
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About the Author: Lucinda Riley

Lucinda EdmondsLucinda Riley was born in Ireland and after an early career as an actress in film theatre and television wrote her first book aged twenty four Her books have been translated into thirty seven languages and sold twenty five million copies worldwide She is a No1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellerLucinda is currently writing The Seven Sisters series which tells the story of adopted sisters and is inspired by the mythology of the famous star cluster It has become a global phenomenon with each book in the series being a No1 bestseller across the world The series is currently in development with a major Hollywood production company



10 thoughts on “The Italian Girl

  1. says:

    This is exactly my kind of book – full of emotion and passion and hearts aching with need The relationship between Roberto and Rosanna had me utterly gripped throughout as I swung between wishing they would find a happy ever after together and feeling unsettled by the obsessive uality of their love I loved the honesty of this conflict – that the protagonists are flawed; that their love is not perfectBut wh

  2. says:

    “We accept the love we think we deserve” Stephen ChboskyLucinda Riley the New York Times best selling author has penned an enchanting tale of love and betrayal in her book The Italian Girl that unfolds the story of a young girl falling in

  3. says:

    Note to self – must stop reading terrible books and waste time reviewing themBut I have no one to blame but myself I wanted an easy read and this definitely is a beach read one that you should actually leave at the beach and not bother taking

  4. says:

    I devoured The Italian Girl I read it whilst I was on holiday in Corfu with lots of time to devote to it It's huge at almost 600 pages but they seemed to fly by so uickly I was completely swept away by the story the characters and the wonderful locationsThe story opens with the beginning of a letter written from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and is addressed to 'My Dearest Nico' The author of the letter is te

  5. says:

    This story follows Rosanna a young girl growing up in Naples One night at a party being thrown by her parents she gets asked to sing

  6. says:

    I normally enjoy books by Lucinda Riley as a mental break after reading something emotionally draining I do not expect some deep literally tale but rather a fun or touching story So it saddens me to say that this book was just all k

  7. says:

    DNF I abandoned this at 34% I just couldn't take any of the simplistic storytelling and simpering conversations As an added argh the conversations are full of my major bug bear where characters constantly refer t

  8. says:

    When I discovered that Lucinda Riley had several books published under a pen name many years ago I was eager to read them The Italian Girl was first published in 1996 and is not sold in the United States so I was thrilled when I discovered Riley had rewritten it and I could order it off of from a private seller in the UK I began reading almost the moment it came and even when I was on page 250 and the characters still hadn’t developed a

  9. says:

    Absolutely amazing Nothing this author writes doesn’t captivate meHer ability to make you invest in the past and future and seamlessly pull the stories together is an art

  10. says:

    Lucinda Riley really is the ueen of sumptuous locations and settings and this is set in the world of opera and uite simply should be on the stage or screen itself Glorious – we see the backstreets of Naples and the glittering stages of Milan and everything in betweenImagine yourself in a grand theatre near the canal in Naples sitting in t

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