The Tuscan Child
by Rhys Bowen
About the Book:
A haunting novel about love, war, and long-buried family secrets.
The year is 1944, and Hugo Langley is a serving as a bomber pilot in the British air force during World War II and looking forward to inheriting Langley Hall when he returns to England after the war. But when his plane is suddenly shot down over the German-occupied region of Tuscany, he finds himself badly wounded and falls into the care of a young Italian mother named Sofia—a woman who will change his life and haunt him forever.
Set in the stunning Italian countryside and packed with mystery and intrigue, THE TUSCAN CHILD (Lake Union Publishing; On-sale February 20, 2018) is a riveting multigenerational novel about love, war, and family secrets from Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 novels and three award-winning historical mystery series.
Nearly 30 years after Hugo’s fateful plane crash, his estranged daughter Joanna—the child of a late-in-life marriage—returns to the family estate in the English countryside to help arrange her father’s funeral. But while Joanna hopes to lay her father and their complicated relationship to rest, what she discovers instead is an unopened letter addressed to a woman named Sofia—and in it, a startling revelation about her father’s mysterious past.
As she attempts to navigate her grief for the father who always kept her at arm’s length, Joanna embarks on a journey to uncover Hugo Langley’s hidden secrets—and to better understand his regrets and buried pain. Joanna’s search carries her to the rolling and verdant hills of Tuscany. In the small village of San Salvatore, nestled deep in the heart of the Chianti region, Joanna makes the acquaintance of the locals and works to unravel the secret history of her often distant father— and, at the same time, discover her own place in the world.
THE TUSCAN CHILD is a haunting and transporting novel about love and betrayal, parents and children, the secrets that separate us, and the ties that bind us together forever.
Lake Union Publishing
February 20, 2018
Hardcover: $24.95 ISBN: 978-1503951822
eBook: $4.99 ASIN: B074QL7WNM
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About the Author:
Rhys Bowen is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty mystery novels. Her work includes In Farleigh Field, a standalone novel of World War II; the Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1900s New York City; the Royal Spyness novels, featuring a minor royal in 1930s England; and the Constable Evans mysteries about a police constable in contemporary Wales. Rhys’s works have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and MacAvity awards. Her books have been translated into many languages, and she has fans from around the world, including the 12,000 who visit her Facebook page daily. She is a transplanted Brit who now divides her time between California and Arizona. Connect with her at rhysbowen.com. . . . . . . . .