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A big luscious, CAN’T-PUT-IT-DOWN saga.
A story of tragedy, romance and mystery, set against the beauty of Florence in the terrifying years of Mussolini.

A tale of sacrifice and reward, of beauty and horror ... and of redemption.

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 one clue to the child's identity ...

When Rosa turns fifteen, she must leave the nuns who have raised her and become a governess to the daughter of an aristocrat and his strange, frightening wife. their house is elegant but cursed, and Rosa - blessed with gifts beyond her considerable musical talents - is torn between her desire to know the truth and her fear of its repercussions.

Meanwhile, the hand of Fascism curls around beautiful Italy, threatening her citizens. In the face of unimaginable hardship, will Rosa's intelligence, intuition and her extraordinary capacity for love be enough to ensure her survival?

'Impeccable research into the terrible times of Mussolini's Italy makes this story of sacrifice and salvation unforgettable.'
Woman's Day

'A wonderful story that had me reading until the early hours of the morning'
Good Reading

‘Belinda Alexandra takes a fascinating, challenging time and place in history, mixes in compelling characters, adds a little supernatural for good measure, and then produces an unforgettable, empathetic experience for her readers.’
Faye, Goodreads

Tuscan Rose is a great romantic journey through 40 years of Italian combat and well worth reading.’
— Dream Discover Italia

Tuscan Rose is a must-read for anyone who truly loves great historical fiction.’
— Historical Novel Society

Product Details:
PRINT ISBN: 9780732281335
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Published: 1st March 2011
Pages: 608
Historical Fiction

'Belinda Alexandra is a master at keeping the pages turning' — Herald Sun