Once Upon a Christmas Eve

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Courage, My Love

When the Nazi occupation of Rome begins, two courageous young women are plunged deep into the Italian Resistance to fight for their freedom in this captivating debut novel.

Rome, 1943

Lucia Colombo has had her doubts about fascism for years, but as a single mother in an increasingly unstable country, politics are for other people she needs to focus on keeping herself and her son alive. Then the Italian government falls and the German occupation begins, and suddenly, Lucia finds that complacency is no longer an option.

Francesca Gallo has always been aware of injustice and suffering. A polio survivor who lost her father when he was arrested for his anti fascist politics, she came to Rome with her fiancé to start a new life. But when the Germans invade and her fiancé is taken by the Nazis, Francesca decides she has only one option: to fight back.

As Lucia and Francesca are pulled deeper into the struggle against the Nazi occupation, both women learn to resist alongside the partisans to drive the Germans from Rome. But as winter sets in, the occupation tightens its grip on the city, and the resistance is in constant danger.

In the darkest days, Francesca and Lucia face their pasts, find the courage to love, and maintain hope for a future that is finally free.

Under the Light of the Italian Moon

A promise keeps them apart until WW2 threatens to destroy their love forever

Fonzaso Italy, between two wars

Nina Argenta doesn’t want the traditional life of a rural Italian woman. The daughter of a strong willed midwife, she is determined to define her own destiny. But when her brother emigrates to America, she promises her mother to never leave.

When childhood friend Pietro Pante briefly returns to their mountain town, passion between them ignites while Mussolini forces political tensions to rise. Just as their romance deepens, Pietro must leave again for work in the coal mines of America. Nina is torn between joining him and her commitment to Italy and her mother.

As Mussolini’s fascists throw the country into chaos and Hitler’s Nazis terrorise their town, each day becomes a struggle to survive greater atrocities. A future with Pietro seems impossible when they lose contact and Nina’s dreams of a life together are threatened by Nazi occupation and an enemy she must face alone…

A gripping historical fiction novel, based on a true story and heartbreaking real events.

Spanning over two decades, Under the Light of the Italian Moon is an epic, emotional and triumphant tale of one woman’s incredible resilience during the rise of fascism and Italy’s collapse into WWII.

The Vietri Project

A search for a mysterious customer in Rome leads a young bookseller to confront the complicated history of her family, and that of Italy itself, in this achingly intimate debut with echoes of Lily King and Elif Batuman.Working at a bookstore in Berkeley in the years after college, Gabriele becomes intrigued by the orders of signor Vietri, a customer from Rome whose numerous purchases grow increasingly mystical and esoteric. Restless and uncertain of her future, Gabriele quits her job and, landing in Rome, decides to look up Vietri. Unable to locate him, she begins a quest to unearth the well concealed facts of his life.

Following a trail of obituaries and military records, a memoir of life in a village forgotten by modernity, and the court records of a communist murder trial, Gabriele meets an eclectic assortment of the city’s inhabitants, from the widow of an Italian prisoner of war to members of a generation set adrift by the financial crisis. Each encounter draws her unexpectedly closer to her own painful past and complicated family history—an Italian mother diagnosed with schizophrenia and institutionalized during her childhood, and an extended family in Rome still recovering from the losses and betrayals in their past. Through these voices and histories, Gabriele will discover what it means to be a person in the world; a member of a family and a citizen of a country—and how reconciling these stories may be the key to understanding her own.

Stai zitta

Di tutte le cose che le donne possono fare nel mondo, parlare è ancora considerata la più sovversiva.

Se si è donna, in Italia si muore anche di linguaggio. È una morte civile, ma non per questo fa meno male. È con le parole che ci fanno sparire dai luoghi pubblici, dalle professioni, dai dibattiti e dalle notizie, ma di parole ingiuste si muore anche nella vita quotidiana, dove il pregiudizio che passa per il linguaggio uccide la nostra possibilità di essere pienamente noi stesse. Per ogni dislivello di diritti che le donne subiscono a causa del maschilismo esiste un impianto verbale che lo sostiene e lo giustifica. Accade ogni volta che rifiutano di chiamarvi avvocata, sindaca o architetta perché altrimenti «dovremmo dire anche farmacisto». Succede quando fate un bel lavoro, ma vi chiedono prima se siete mamma. Quando siete le uniche di cui non si pronuncia mai il cognome, se non con un articolo determinativo davanti. Quando si mettono a spiegarvi qualcosa che sapete già perfettamente, quando vi dicono di calmarvi, di farvi una risata, di scopare di più, di smetterla di spaventare gli uomini con le vostre opinioni, di sorridere piuttosto, e soprattutto di star zitta.

Questo libro è uno strumento che evidenzia il legame mortificante che esiste tra le ingiustizie che viviamo e le parole che sentiamo. Ha un’ambizione: che tra dieci anni una ragazza o un ragazzo, trovandolo su una bancarella, possa pensare sorridendo che per fortuna queste frasi non le dice più nessuno.

Quando tornerò

Daniela ha un marito sfaccendato, due figli adolescenti e un lavoro sempre più precario. Una notte fugge di casa come una ladra, alla ricerca di qualcosa che possa raddrizzare l’esistenza delle persone che ama – e magari anche la sua. L’unica maniera è lasciare la Romania per raggiungere l’Italia, un posto pieno di promesse dove i sogni sembrano più vicini. Si trasferisce così a Milano a fare di volta in volta la badante, la baby sitter, l’infermiera. Dovrebbe restare via poco tempo, solo per racimolare un po’ di soldi, invece pian piano la sua vita si sdoppia e i ritorni si fanno sempre più rari. Quando le accade di rimettere piede nella sua vecchia casa di campagna, si rende conto che i figli sono ostili, il marito ancora più distante. E le occhiate ricevute ogni volta che riparte diventano ben presto cicatrici. Un giorno la raggiunge a Milano una telefonata, quella che nessuno vorrebbe mai ricevere: suo figlio Manuel ha avuto un incidente. Tornata in Romania, Daniela siederà accanto al ragazzo addormentato trascorrendo ostinatamente i suoi giorni a raccontargli di quando erano lontani, nella speranza che lui si svegli. Con una domanda sempre in testa: una madre che è stata tanto tempo lontana può ancora dirsi madre? A narrare questa storia sono Manuel, Daniela e Angelica, la figlia più grande. Tre voci per un’unica vicenda: quella di una famiglia esplosa, in cui ciascuno si rende conto che ricomporre il mosaico degli affetti, una volta che le tessere si sono sparpagliate, è la cosa più difficile. Dopo L’ultimo arrivato e Resto qui, Marco Balzano torna a raccontare con sguardo lucido e insieme partecipe quelle vite segnate che, se non ci fosse qualcuno a raccoglierle, resterebbero impigliate nel silenzio.

Il valore affettivo

Bianca aveva sette anni quando un incidente dai contorni incerti ha innescato nella sua vita una reazione a catena, che non ha risparmiato nulla. Oggi sta con Carlo, cardiochirurgo di fama internazionale, e all'apparenza lo venera. Ma tanta devozione, in realtà, nasconde un piano macchinoso, folle: un progetto di rinascita in cui l'uomo è un mero strumento. Nel percorso che intraprenderà per realizzarlo, Bianca scoprirà una verità che nessuno avrebbe mai potuto sospettare.


Shows up on the doorstep of the St John s country home asking for help because his carriage has been damaged the family extends their hospitality to both d Arue and his asking for help because his carriage has been damaged the family extends their hospitality to both d Arue and his with whom he had been travelling Sarah s not at all pleased at the prospect of having a handsome charming flirtatious rake Murder in Mind in the house and determines to keep her distance D Arues of course ntrigued by pretty much the only woman he s "ever met who has resisted him and decides he might as well spend "met who has resisted him and decides he might as well spend next few days trading barbs with Sarah except t s he who ends up feeling discombobulated as he realises that the lovely spitfire has somehow got under his skinThere s no uestion that Ms Hoyt knows how to write a sexy hero and d Arue certainly delivers on the sexy he s suave and smooth and completely contained until he s around Sarah and the cracks The Asylum in his fa ade begin to show He obviously cares for his grandmother a great deal and his relationship with hers very well written and gives added depth and Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, insight to his character But Sarah s disgraces too obviously just a convenient plot device and a reason for her to dislike d Arue on sight A well bred young woman s reputation was The Road He Travelled incrediblymportant The Sea Garden it s true but there s not enough here about what Sarah went through to make her attitude believableI suppose my biggest beefs to do with wasted potential Ms Hoyt Introducing the Ancient Greeks is of course entitled to write her books the way she wants to and obviously the Maiden Lane series took a direction which ended up precluding her from writing d Arue a full length novel But my first thought after I finished reading was what a waste of a great character On a positive note I enjoyed the snippets from The Frog Prince that prefaced each chapter those were a nice little tonguen cheek nod to the complex legends that feature The Student Cookbook in the earlier booksOnce Upon a Christmas Eve can be read as a standalone ast doesn t reuire any knowledge of what has gone before Prepare to enjoy the banter as d Arue and Sarah cross swords and the sparks fly but overall this story suffers badly from what I call novella Torpedo Run itist s rushed and underdeveloped and The Driver if you re a fan of the series and have been waiting for a story about d Arue you might be just a tad disappointedNote The Kindle edition ends at around the 75% mark the remaining spaces taken up by previews of other Maiden Lane titles I don t know why other readers rated this one lower than the other novella I just finished This De glazen troon (De glazen troon, is exactly what I would like to readn a shorter book all of Silent Witnesses it focused on the two main characters with little distractionAnd EH delivers I have always liked heroes that are a little bad but really good deep downnside This The Hawthorn Crown (The Changeling, is what we getn D Arue Adam I also happen to love the name Adam my crush The Past is Myself The Road Ahead Omnibus in 4th grade don t you know P A very solid manly name at odds with his rakish reputation PerfectI like a heroine who distrusts beauty and flirtatiousness Dare I sayt reminds me of myself And Sarah The Common Years is just that But there s chemistry that s undeniable and sometimes a sparks all The Valkyrie Song (Jan Fabel, it takes then the courage to blowt Inishowen into a full blown fireWell done Ms Hoyt Sarah St John and Viscount Adam d Arue have crossed paths butt wasn t a friendly exchange because Sarah so clearly hated Adam on sight Sarah The Other Side of the Coyne isn t fond of rakes gentleman who seduce and carouse without thought for the women they hurt But Sarahs about to get another lovelier version of Adam as their lives are thrown together this holiday season Adam Zombacter is accompanying his Grandmother to their yearly Christmas destinationn the country when their carriage breaks down La muñeca asesina in a storm They have no choice but to take shelter at the St John smposing on them during their holiday festivities something Adam would love to avoid but he s worried about his beloved ailing Grandmother Seeing Sarah St John again Risking It All is anrritation since she clearly despised him on their first meeting but he ll just have to make the best by teasing and tormenting her As he gets to know Sarah Adam The Housekeeper and the Professor is feels anrresistible pull towards this sweet nfuriating woman I just love a good anta 35 starsA sweet holiday novella perfect for those who like historical romance shorts and appropriate for those new to the Maiden Lane series Though I own uite a few books n Elizabeth Hoyt s Maiden Lane series I haven t actually read any I know I know However I m a sucker for a cute Christmas story so I decided to give this one a whirl My struggle with novellas especially ones where I don t have a ton of backstory The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel - A 30-minute Chapter-by-Chapter Summary is that they don t have time to really develop feelings I struggled with the rushed feeling pace with Once Upon a Christmas Eve However despite the fact that the feelings escalated too uickly I really enjoy. Eaning Butn the spirit of the season she'll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount The Complete Idiots Guide to Buying Foreclosures into her home But as the snowstorm rages the Yule log crackles and the tension rises Sarah and Adam find themselves lockedn a fiery passionate kiss If love Asian Bites is the true meaning of Christmast's the one gift this mismatched pair can't wait to unwrap. ,
Once Upon a Christmas Eve

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35 stars for Viscount d Arue Rant give us the option to "Rate With Half Stars " with half stars Goodreads It wasok That s all I got This was lovelyReview posted on The Eater of Books blogOnce Upon a Christmas Eve by Elizabeth HoytBook 135 of the Maiden Lane seriesPublisher Forever YoursPublication Date December 5 2017Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalleySummary from GoodreadsAdam Rutledge Viscount d Arue really rather loathes Christmas The banal cheerfulness The asinine party games And worst of all the obligatory trip to the countryside His grandmother however loves the holiday and Adam loves his *grandmother so he ll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her But when *so he ll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her But when carriage wheel snaps they re forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening nfuriating and utterly beguiling woman he s ever metSarah St John really rather loathes rakes The self satisfied smirks The sly predatory gazes Oh and the constant witty banter rife with double meaning But n the spirit of the season she ll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount nto her home But as the snowstorm rages the Yule log crackles and the tension rises Sarah and Adam find themselves locked Avengers in a fiery passionate kiss If loves the true meaning of Christmas t s the one gift this mismatched pair can t wait to unwrapWhat I LikedThis novella was so cute I adore the Maiden Lane series and I love the holidays so this story fit my mood perfectly I tried to leave this one until closer to the publication date but I was just too excited about a holiday romance This s also the last story of the Maiden Lane which American Prince is eual parts exciting and heartbreaking Mostly heartbreaking Butt s a great add on to the end of the series and I m left with a feeling of contentmentThis novella tells the short love story of Sarah St John and Viscount d Arue Sarah The Devouring (The Devouring, is the younger stepsister of Godric St John the male protagonist of book five Lord of Darkness Shes spending the holidays with her mother younger sisters stepbrother sister with her mother younger sisters stepbrother sister law and several other guests An unexpected guest arrives due to a broken down carriage and t s someone that Sarah despises Adam Rutledge s handsome charming rich titled and seemingly perfect and a notorious rake Sarah wants nothing to do with rakes after an embarrassing happenstance nearly ruined her reputation But for the few days that Adam stays with the St John family because of the broken carriage the snowstorm and Adam s grandmother s health Sarah begins to realize that Adam The Campaign for Domestic Happiness is not the careless rake she thought he was And Adam begins to realize that he wants Sarah and not just because shes so good at acting like she hates him The holidays are a perfect time for stolen kisses and warm embraces and blooming love stories As our protagonists find outAdam was Il tesoro di Gengis Khan (Le avventure di Dirk Pitt, introduced earlyn the series at least The Complete Idiots Guide to Crowdsourcing in book five for sure possibly earlier but I can t remember He flirted with Megs Godric s wifen book five and Godric hasn t really liked him since Sarah St John has never liked him But Adam The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips is very much a misjudged man Hes definitely a rake but he s actually a sweet guy underneath his playful wicked facade He Aloha Rodeo is a good man despite his reputation Sarah seemsnnocent and sweet and boring just how she wants Stealing Venice it Years ago she experienced an untoward encounter with a gentleman that could have led to ruin Years later she has continued to shut down courtships and turn away gentlemen because she doesn t want her reputation to be damaged Something about Adam makes her blood heat and notn a bad way Sarah may act prim and proper but she loves Adam s wickednessHate to love romances are my favorite and this romance was a wonderful example of the trope The animosity All aboard the Ninky Nonk! is obvious but theres simmering beneath the surface Adam and Sarah clash over and over and there The Lady and the Peacock is plenty of banter and witn this story I loved seeing them fall for each other It was sweet and passionate with just enough chemistryI love holiday stories This novella Another Mothers Love is very much centered around Christmas with everyone having gathered at Hedge House for Christmas Theres something joyful and romantic about the Christmas season and THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. it shinesn this book I am loving this year s holiday romances this novella Three by Atiq Rahimi included of courseThis story was shortt s a novella but The Witchs Kind its very lovely If you re looking for something short and sweet and swoony try this novella Usually I don t bother with them but this story was adorable Plus there are plenty of GodricMegs cameos And of course the novella ends beautifully I love Adam and Sarah together and I m so glad Hoyt wrote this novellaWhat I Did Not LikeNothing to complain about This novella was uite wonderfulWould I Recommend ItI definitely recommend this nove. A heartwarming stand alone novella from New York Times best selling author Elizabeth HoytAdam Rutledge Viscount d'Arue really rather loathes Christmas The banal cheerfulness The asinine party games And worst of all the obligatory trip to the countryside His grandmother however loves the holiday and Adam loves his grandmother so he'll br. Lla to anyone who has read any of the Maiden Lane books Like I said usually I don t bother with novellas because they re such a tease and way too short But this novella was very complete and didn t feel too short or rushed The romance was written so well and I loved the characters It was a refreshing sweet fun story to read and perfect for the holidaysAnd for those that have not read any of the Maiden Lane books of course I highly recommend the series and starting from the beginning at that But the novellas are also a great "Way To Get Into The " to get nto the Short and sweet and completely uniuely Elizabeth Hoyt I personally think no one writes historical romance uite like Hoyt She has her own style and level and while I love many HR writers and their books I think Hoyt s her own style and level and while I love many HR writers and their books I think Hoyt Rome Sweet Rome is of the bestRating4 stars I m really sad about this series ending Duke of Desires the last full length novel and the novellas that have been published this year are among the last short additions I am so hoping for a MaximusArtemis novella or epilogue or something Duke of Midnight was my favorite 35 starsI received this book for free Tales From Nature in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewDisillusioned early on about rakes Sarah St John has always given Adam Rutledge Viscount d Arue the cold shoulder When he shows up unexpectedly at her home ands forced to spend Christmas the complicated feelings she s always had start to get even complicatedAdam would do anything for his grandmother even spend a week celebrating Christmas at the St John residency Thinking to entertain himself challenging Sarah he soon finds Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, it backfiring on him as he s the one left feeling outgunned The lastnstallment Goalie Interference (1Night Stand in the Maiden Lane series you could easily pick this up as a standalone you would miss an early glimpse of d Aruen a previous book but there The Lights of Manchester is really no connection to the series overall Sarah St John should have been utterly forgettable Thiss a novella slightly under 100pgs and I m here to tell you that you re going to end up feeling cheated The weather The Reconstructionist is cold theres a search for some holly and an ending Christmas Eve ball but I did think this lacked a solid holiday read feel However this doesn t matter because the reason for the season The Dollmakers Daughters is d Arue Nothing else The absolute caring way he treats his grandmother was shown brilliantly and provided some depth of character His sheer sexiness though steals the show He s able to keep himself rather emotionally contained except when he gets around Sarah and then we get to see cracks formn the fa ade Very disappointed Il in this The leads here deserved something much They were compelling characters and were a fitting pairing that had been anticipated since book 5 of the series This was a short novella andt was way too rushed and wholly unsatisfying Also the accompanying fairy tale was annoying definitely my least favorite fairy tale of all her books This was a nice uickie but I ve waited so long for Viscount d Arue s story I just wish he d had his own full length novel Ugh Much as I m a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt s Maiden Lane series I m not a great fan of novellas and after having read and been somewhat meh about Once Upon a Maiden Lane I was going to give this a miss But the fan The Missing in me said you might as well you ve read all the others booksn the series that Health Policy Analysis is so I did readt and I should have stuck to my guns because Once Upon a Christmas Eve s rather a disappointmentVery few authors IMO really know how to get t right when The nexus it comes to novellas Courtney Milans always the one that comes to mind who DOES get Operatie oranje woensdag it right and most of those I read tend to be rushed and lackingn depth plus the current vogue for getting The Mouse-Proof Kitchen in at least one sex scene regardless of page count means theres even less time spent developing a relationship And that s the case hereWhat makes Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success it worse howevers that the hero Adam Rutledge Viscount d Arue popped up as one of those secondary characters who took on a life of his own The Prodigal Prophet in an earlier bookn the series and many fans Bloody Seoul including me had hoped Ms Hoyt was planning to make him a heron one of the later books Migritude in the series Sadly that didn t pan out andnstead we ve got this woefully underdeveloped tale of a hardened rake who falls The Color Purple in loven the blink of an eye with a young woman who Truth and Nothing But intrigues him because she hates rakes and doesn t want anything to do with himSarah St John had a bad experience some years earlier when she was almost ravished by a handsome charmer who when they were caughtn a compromising position blamed her and said she led him on Mortified Sarah has shunned society ever since and absolutely detests rakes When Viscount d Arue. Ave the fiercest snowstorm to please her But when their carriage wheel snaps they're forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening nfuriating and utterly beguiling woman he's ever metSarah St John really rather loathes rakes The self satisfied smirks The sly predatory gazes Oh and the constant witty banter rife with double ,

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