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The Italian GirlRosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini the man who The Italian PDF or 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. 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 while Roberto and Rosanna are the focal point of the book there are so many other poignant stories interwoven through the narrative – the pious man torn between his love for God and his love for a woman; the gentle and honourable soul who longs for Rosanna in the background; the aging father wanting to hold on to his children; the desperate mistress and the depths to which she will go to manipulate and control; and for me most moving of all the mother who must let go of her daughter and the daughter who never knew her father I can’t tell you how many times I had tears in my eyes as I read and how many cups of tea went cold so lost did I get in the storyI love the settings for the book – Naples and London – and how the author describes them so vividly I felt I was there But most of all I love the importance of opera throughout the story As I read I felt I could almost hear Roberto and Rosanna sing could picture them on the greatest stages of the world bringing the audience to their feet I so love opera for its drama and ability to stir emotion and I think in this book Lucinda Riley has managed to create an opera on paper HeavenlyThe writing style is exuisite – realistic dialogue beautiful descriptions and just the right measure of pace slow enough to allow the reader to really comprehend the characters and their emotions but fluid enough to make me keep wanting to turn the pages I especially love how the author’s use of the third person narrator allows the reader free access to the story from all characters’ perspectives so we are all knowing and can make connections that the individual characters cannot That means being privy to explosive secrets and I spent a good part of the book uestioning in my own heart whether I thought such secrets were best left alone or exposed to the point that I was relieved when the author made the decision for meIn all this is a captivating beautifully written moving book Romance as it should be written Sheer bliss in the reading

review The Italian Girl

review The Italian Girl 107 Å [Epub] ❧ The Italian Girl By Lucinda Riley – 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 an Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto For each other 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. 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 a song for the guests Her beautiful voice blows everyone away and catches the ear of Roberto a soon to be famous opera singer and womaniser Roberto insists that Rosanna be sent for training to make singing her career Rosanna falls in love with Roberto at first sight and never forgets himYears later after Rosanna comes out of her musical training her path crosses once again with Roberto's and the two begin a tumultuous love affair one which will turn Rosanna's life upside down It poses the uestion is love enough This is one of Lucinda Riley's very early novels written long before her Seven Sisters series and unfortunately it shows She hadn't yet fine tuned her incredible story telling abilities when she wrote this one The dialogue is completely stilted for the most part and Rosanna is one of the dumbest characters I've come across in a long time Despite its shortcomings it was an enjoyable story and an easy read However don't let this be the only book you read by this author it won't give you a good indication of her talent

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Naples 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 discover. 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 to each other by name even if there are only two of them talking 'Blah blah blah Rosanna' 'Yes blah blah blah Roberto' 'But Rosanna blah blah blah' 'Oh Roberto blah blah blah' Just No I've read four other Riley books rating them either 3 or 4 stars Her style has grated before but the stories themselves have mainly still managed to hold my attention with their poignancy but at the point of giving up on The Italian Girl it had meandered into a bland nothingness which only served to accentuate the conversational ARRGGHH even