Written in dazzling prose and set against the rich
backdrop of World War II Italy, The Garden
of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in
an epic intertwining story of first love, great tragedy, and spectacular
Portofino, Italy, 1943. A young woman steps off a
boat in a scenic coastal village. Although she knows how to disappear in a
crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying
her poorly forged identity papers. She is frozen until a man she’s never met
before claims to know her. In desperate need of shelter, Elodie follows him
back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino.
Only months before, Elodie Bertolotti was a cello
prodigy in Verona, unconcerned with world events. But when Mussolini’s Fascist
regime strikes her family, Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance
movement by Luca, a young and impassioned bookseller. As the occupation looms,
she discovers that her unique musical talents, and her courage, have the power
to save lives.
In Portofino, young doctor Angelo Rosselli gives the
frightened and exhausted girl sanctuary. He is a man with painful secrets of
his own, haunted by guilt and remorse. But Elodie’s arrival has the power to
awaken a sense of hope that Angelo thought was lost to him forever. Download and start listening now!