Release day: A Letter from Italy
Today is the official release of A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart (ebook and paperback, Hachette Australia). Here’s the blurb:
A Letter from Italy is a historical romance inspired by the life of the world’s first woman war correspondent, Australia’s Louise Mack
1917, Italy. Australian journalist Rebecca Quinn is an unconventional woman. At the height of World War I, she has given up the safety of her Sydney home for the bloody battlefields of Europe, following her journalist husband to the frontline as a war correspondent in Italy. Reporting the horrors of the Italian campaign, Rebecca finds herself thrown together with American-born Italian photographer Alessandro Panucci, and soon discovers another battleground every bit as dangerous and unpredictable: the human heart.
Pamela dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
A Letter from Italy wasn’t the easiest book to write—it changed a lot in the writing as I got closer to my characters and understood them better. Maybe because of that, Rebecca and Sandro’s story is one I feel very tender towards. I really want people to like them and wish them well. And I’ve had more fun writing Nonna Rosa, Sandro’s grandmother, than any other character I’ve ever created! She’s a mix of both of my grandmothers (they were both great cooks and strong-minded women!). There’s just a bit of wish-fulfillment, too—I love Italy, and it was wonderful to be there again, even if only in imagination.
All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win one of three copies of the book. (The giveaway is now closed. The winners were Pamela S, Jaykkay and Lyn W.)