In describing this book, only superlatives come to mind: fascinating, amazing, affecting, wonderful, fabulous, incredible, beautiful, etc. You won’t truly understand, however, unless you read it yourself. The book is based on the true story of teenager Pino Lella, an Italian youth who comes of age in World War II Italy. It is the tale of a real forgotten hero.
One of my favorite genres is historical fiction, and the best one I’ve read recently is In Farleigh Field, by Rhys Bowen. It has a war, murder, romance, mystery and suspense, and Nazis! The setting is Farleigh Place in Kent, England, during World War II. The main characters are Lady Pamela “Pamma” Sutton, who works for a mysterious “government department;” Jeremy Prescott, RAF flying ace; and Ben Cresswell, who also works for a “government department.” Pamma is in love with Jeremy, and both Jeremy and Ben are in love with Pamma.