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So much about Italy during World War II that I didn t realized happened What a difficult time period and it was interesting to see events unfold and didn t realized happened What a difficult time period and it was interesting to see events unfold and why some experiences in life shape us to be who we are including ur fears as well as Boarding House of Hunks our growth I am never disappointed with this author s books This was such a fun book to kickff summer As a Kansas native and avid sunflower lover I LOVED getting to read a book that centered around sunflowers so much The story pulls you in and won t let you go The symbolic representation f the roses and sunflowers throughout the story adds the perfect to touch to the emotions the characters experience While this book was slightly confusing to read due to the multiple character POV s and two different time era s it was interesting to see the world through both the mother and the daughters eyes Experiencing all f their emotions individually had a much deeper impact Bec (The Demonata, on me as the reader than if the book would ve been written throughnly The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins onef their POV s Adding Dante s POV into the mix made it that much f a delectable readThe relationships throughout this book are extremely realistic and very relatable I thoroughly enjoyed the parallels between Maria Franco and Anabella Dante In the end you have become so close and attached to all f the characters it made it hard for me put the book back n the shelf While I was THOROUGHLY satisfied with how the book ended it was the perfect way to wrap up this story I still craved from Anabella Dante Maria and Franco and I wanted to spend time in the rose gardens and fields f sunflowers Set against the Tuscan countryside and weaving in bits f Italian culture and language The Sunflower Girl keeps you guessing and coming back for Review also found at received an advance copy f this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thank youI chose this story because there isn t a wartime story I can walk away from To add to that I also discovered that I had previously read Chiofalo s work Rosalia s Bittersweet Pastry Shop and had loved it I just had to Read ThisThis Story Is Written thisThis story is written two perspectives Maria s during the Our Planet: Our Home occupationf Italy in WW11 and her daughters from childhood to adulthood Both stories eually interesting and eerily similar while being different at the same time if that makes senseAs with most stories Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of this genre it is filled with the things you would come to expect Tragic love stories horrific events and a themef perseverance I struggled with the character f Maria and how verprotective she was Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of her daughter At times I just wanted to slap her however as the story progressed I was able to understand her and what drove her to be the person she wasHaving just finished the booknly moments ago I find myself reflecting and still feeling the story This is an indication Of A Good Book In My World a good book in my world you just can t shake it after completion I do know now that Chiofalo is an author I will actively seek ut as after reading two f her books I have yet to be let down This book is set in Italy and tells f a shy shelte. Gh an unlikely source cultivating roses n her farm in the Tuscan countryside Now the blossoms symbolize everything that is both good and safe and she nurtures them with as much care as she guards her past Yet to Anabella the rose farm that nce delighted her has become little than a pretty prison Despite her beautiful surroundings Anabella longs for During ne f her regular visits to Siena to sell their flowers Anabella encounters a handsome young artist named Dante Galletti His canvases are filled with images f a girl who looks just like Anabella and Dante claims to have seen. .

Well done dual time line Mother Daughter Novel Set In daughter novel set in during WWII and today Maria fell in love with a Resistance fighter during the War You can imagine what happened and why the effects linger in her mind today She is entirely too protective f her daughter Annabella who some might think should have stood up for herself at some point in her life They sell flowers lovely roses and it is this aspect that makes this uniue Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC There are secrets there was trauma there s a nice love interestall the ingredients for a Good Read What A Novel read What a novel to think I found it hidden in a thrift shop It s a beautiful emotional hilarious and brutally honest story about mothers and daughters and a war that threatened to ruin Italy There were many moments in this book that caused a lump to form in my throat and think f my wn mother It was ne f those books where I didn t want it to end and now that it did I can already miss the characters This is a favorite author f mine and I was thrilled to receive this book for review Rosanna Chiofalo has a talent for writing stories that touch your heart and are visually stunning In this next book the reader is swept away to a flower farm in Italy A beautiful place that is home to Maria and her daughter Maria harbors a terrible heartbreak from WWII and the loss f her great love She lets her grief guide her as protection for her daughter who she watches ver and wants to protect from any heartbreak As the sunflower as protection for her daughter who she watches ver and wants to protect from any heartbreak As the sunflower grows into a rose farm and the seasons change Maria is not able to let go f her grief and heartbreak Her inability to move forward affect her relationship with her daughter and soon her daughter will also have a broken heart I love the vivid descriptions and being swept away to a flower farm in Italy The compelling timelines that traverse from WWII to present day are done in a pleasing way to the reader The full effect f the complexities f Maria are foremost in this touching story I loved it and highly recommend this book Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the pportunity to review this wonderful book This is a book to read when you can savor it and not be interrupted for you will want to indulge yourself in the authors wonderful prose and the fields f Italy This had the potential to be a wonderful story Set in Italy and told from the perspectives f the three main characters the story shifted seamlessly between the 1970s and the WWII ccupation f Italy by the Nazis The characters are interesting the plot intriguing The author s voice has a lyrical uality that lends itself well to this story I learned much about Italy during the war and the work f those who secretly resisted first the Fascists and then the Nazis Though the mother in the story is difficult to like it is The Age of Treachery obvious from the start that she has very serious reasons for her behavior Waiting to learn the detailsf what led her to become such a different person from her younger self was what kept me reading In the end it a One f my favorite authors and this plot was so interesting I learned. In the fields around Tuscany in summertime sunflowers grow in profusion wave upon wave f gold and green standing tall against the Italian sky But for Signora Maria Ferraro the bright yellow blooms carry The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy only bitter memories Though she loved them as a child sunflowers have come to represent the most painful episodef her life Not even her cherished daughter Anabella knows what happened to her during World War II when the Germans Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite overran her hometownf Florence and Signora Ferraro fell in love with a Resistance fighter In the aftermath Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of loss and grief she found salvation throu. Red daughter raised by anverbearing mother who homeschools her daughter to keep her close and all to herself We learn about the mother s marriage an Italian who worked against the Germans during their ccupation f Italy and also the mom s When a Man Loves a Woman own work in the resistance Annabella the daughter falls in love with an artist but her mother rejects her boyfriend and she is forced to choose between her mother her boyfriend It s painful to read about the atrocities the Germans inflictedn the Italians but it is balanced by a beautiful love story woven throughout the book I balanced by a beautiful love story woven throughout the book I Read All Of Rosanna all f Rosanna s books and have loved every single ne Keep From Falling of them including thisne This book begins by telling the story Catalogue the Insanity of Anabella and her mother Signora Ferraro whown a rose farm in Pienza a city utside f Siena Italy Anabella is sheltered as a child and now as she has become a young woman is being courted by an artist by the name Shrek of Dante who paints picturesf Anabella based n how he views her in his dreams The story goes back and forth from the present to the past in which we learn f Signora Ferraro then Maria Rossi and her time serving the resistance during World War II We are then introduced to Maria s family which include her father brother and sister in law as well as her true love Franco As the book continues Look Alikes Jr. on we learnf Signora Ferraro s desire to keep her rose farm blooming and Anabella s longing to be with Dante I thoroughly enjoyed the author s historical accuracies when speaking f Italy s involvement during WWII along with the desire f Maria Franco and the rest Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of the resistance fighters to continuen with their dream f freedom despite the danger it posed to their lives I also loved the love stories between Maria and Franco and later n Anabella and Dante each f them displaying the later n Anabella and Dante each The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf of them displaying the patience kindness and perseverance when faced with unspeakable tragedies The author did a wonderful jobf giving us as readers the chance to know each Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of the characters in depth withur love The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives only growing fonder for their happiness as the story continued Overall a very well written piecef fiction which kept me wanting as I ended the book would highly recommend to anyone wanting to read about history and love all wrapped up into Let the Wolf Howl one This story is breathtaking Anabella is a young girl growing upn a rose farm in Pienza Her father passed away years earlier and her mother is raising her alone Sunflower Girl is about this mother and daughter but it s so much than that It s about life in Italy during World War II and the courageous people who made up the resistance The author tells the story The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini of two young people partf the resistance who fell in love during this dark time And In this story we meet Dante an artist who dreams f a lovely lady and paints her into his works f art It s about the estrangement Blue Guide New York of a mother and daughter sunflowers love loss romance family memories suffering and forgiveness A satisfying readI received a complimentary copyf this book from Kensington Books through Netgalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my w. Her in his dreams running through a sunflower field Through Dante Anabella begins to see sunflowers her cloistered existence and the world itself through new eyes As their relationship deepens Anabella knows she will soon have to choose between loyalty to her mother and the risks and rewards f living Homesick on herwn terms Alternating between the viewpoints A Criminal Affair of both mother and daughter and between Italy during World War II and a uarter century later The Sunflower Girl is a poignant and moving storyf the choices we make in the name f love and the secrets that echo through generation. ,

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