Benedetta Carlesimo is no stranger to hardship. Ever since her mother died, the sixteen-year-old Italian girl has cared for her rambunctious younger siblings without complaint. Then World War II arrives on her doorstep, leaving her face-to-face with the most terrible evil she has ever witnessed.With the Germans and Americans fighting furiously to control a strategic swath of Italy, Nazi forces seize Benedetta's village, turning her home into a command center--and forcing her beloved father to choose between fleeing or fighting on the front lines.In the midst of great deprivation, Benedetta struggles to feed both her family and the Nazis, all the while keeping her father's whereabouts secret. Yet her blossoming love for a handsome young Italian man hiding in the mountains brings a sliver of joy to her life. But with the Americans advancing and the Germans growing increasingly desperate and cruel, Benedetta knows that one misstep could bring horrible repercussions...and only an extraordi...
|Title||:||To Find a Mountain|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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To Find a Mountain Reviews
Nice, short read
I enjoyed reading this book, but it felt like it was written for a slightly younger audience. It was a very quick read- it took me a lazy Sunday to get from cover to cover.
Written from an interesting perspective, I haven't come across that many books about WWII written from occupied Italian villages.
This is a story of an Italian family and a small town in 1943. The Germans have occupied Italy, the Americans and British have landed at Anzio and have progressed to Mt. Cassino just south of our protagonist's home in Casalvieri. A group of Germans have moved into our family's home and the story begins there. This is a novel based on true stories. I found it informative and entertaining. If
this genre appeals to you I heartily recommend this one. I decided to read this one because of the great re ...more
Love and war
Beautiful story of family and love during the German occupation of a small Italian village in WWII told from a teenager girl's perspective. I enjoyed the development of all of the characters and had a hard time putting it down once I started reading it.
Story of love and perseverance. Loved how a lot of the story takes place around the Italian kitchen. Sad and at times violent but in the end love survives.
A beautifully written story about war torn Italy in 1943. Nazi's have arrived in Benedetta's village and her home. She is a young but very mature 16 year old girl who takes care of her younger brother and sister since her mother's death. Since the arrival of the Nazi's she is not sure if her father is dead or hiding in the mountains from them. She meets and begins corresponding with a young man who is hiding in the mountains and they begin to have feelings for one another. This is a look into a ...more
As I sit down and type this review, I struggle to find something to say, to make this a real review. I just want to scream, "I loved this book!" from the top of...well, a mountain--a mountain that I can reach the top of without using one of those horrid sky boxes and that has a real bathroom.
I loved it. I am so glad I finally picked up a "five-star" read. The writing is solid. The setting is realistic, the characters real and likable, as well as relatable. The romance is fast, but considering th ...more
Wonderful quick read about a young Italian woman trying to survive the perils of war as her home is taken over by German soldiers.
This novel gave me a better understanding of how war impacted these small villages. Exciting reading. I couldn't put it down