╝ ⛄ The Italian House: The unmissable read of the summer library ■ ePUB By Teresa Crane ◓

╝ ⛄ The Italian House: The unmissable read of the summer library ■ ePUB By Teresa Crane ◓ In early December 1922, oppressed, unhappy young British wife Carrie Stowe inherits the beloved Tuscan home of her grandmother This windfall gains her, through the intricacies of Italian testamentary law, a short respite from her punctilious and vaguely sinister husband, Arthur, for she must claim her bequest in person When she arrives in Italy, she finds Leo, her first cousin and childhood companion who s been disinherited for the sins of his father , in the house Delighted, she asks him to stay and help her He does, and among the gewgaws and priceless objets d art, they succumb to a forbidden passion Carrie s grandmother s faithful nurse, the ancient Maria, inveighs against this doubly sinful love affair, warning that it s likely to call up demons of the past For grandmama had a guilty secret one that has already cost one life In comparison with Crane s vividly characterized Freedom s Banner, this work suffers from Carrie s sentimentality and incredible naivete Leo, hardened by his experience in WW I, intrigues, but his dark side remains too mysterious, as does the fascinating and poorly developed grandmother, who could have carried the book For all its faults of character and tone, the plot involving revelations of murder, bigamy and greed is solid, and the descriptions of the Italian landscapes and seasons are positively lyrical Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.She spins a wonderfully rich web of intrigue and romance, love and betrayal She has created a particularly evocative landscape against which to set her protagonists I was completely caught up in her heroine s dilema Couldn t put the book down Barabra Erskine Beautifully written with a nice little twist at the end Woman and Home The Italian House: The unmissable read of the summer

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  • Hardcover
  • The Italian House: The unmissable read of the summer

  • Teresa Crane
  • English
  • 24 May 2017
  • 288 pages

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