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From Sand and Ash

From Sand and Ash

Написано Amy Harmon

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell


From Sand and Ash

Написано Amy Harmon

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell

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4.5/5 (72 оценки)
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12 hours
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Издано:
Dec 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781531834715
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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Italy, 1943-Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.

As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood.

Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church.

But Eva can't quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.

Издатель:
Издано:
Dec 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781531834715
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Her books are now being published in sixteen languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah. Amy Harmon has written eleven novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and the Sword, Making Faces, and Running Barefoot, as well as the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, The Queen and the Cure, is now available. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com


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  • (5/5)
    Eva Roselli has always loved Angelo Bianco since they grew up as best friends in Milan, Italy. Angelo has always loved Eva but he loved the church more when he entered the seminary to become a Catholic priest in Rome. When fascist assumed power in Italy, many Italian Jews believed that they would fair better than those in Germany. However, they quickly learned this not to be the case. Angelo used his position in the church to shelter a number of Jews and assist them in finding sanctuary out of the country. When he convinces Eva to join him in Rome with forged documents presenting her as his sister, Eva uses her anonymity to assist her family and other Jews to avoid capture and deportation to concentration camps. However, as Eva becomes more emboldened, Angelo doesn't know how he will continue to keep Eva safe. The ordeal will also reveal Angelo's true feelings about Eva.I initially began reading this book but finished it with an audiobook. Although the first was enjoyable, the narrator brought the story to life with her skill in dialogue with different dialects. This novel was a touching love story about two individuals who would go to great lengths to save the other. I have read about the impact of WW2 now through many books and from the perspective of numerous characters from across the globe. This book will be included as one of my favorites. I believe that I heard the narrator's voice crack with emotion from time to time as she narrated the book.
  • (5/5)
    From Sand And Ashby Amy HarmonExcellent audio performance by Cassandra Campbell"Italy 1943 - Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II."Angelo Bianco (American -Catholic) has been sent to Italy for education, with consideration of the priesthood and opportunities that could be provided by close proximity to the Vatican.He is assimilated into a Jewish family and is raised with Eva Rosseli.Despite the strong bonds formed between them, he chooses the priesthood and later they are reunited as the Gestapo closes in.The details of the story are vivid and the circumstances heart wrenching."Trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice and the most difficult decision of all.""From sand and ash, rebirth.From sand and ash, new life.With every song and with every prayer, with every small rebellion, she vowed to push back, to make glass from the ashes."Quotations are from Sand And Ash text and summary.4.5 *
  • (2/5)
    The book was ok but the audio drove me insane. The narrator attempted many accents and they were all bad. I finally had to return the audio version and just read the physical book. I would have preferred a straight narration without the bad attempts at accents. If you are not a native speaker (or close to it), please don’t attempt a series of horrible accents.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful book, I wish it was true. But I’m sure there are many real life miracles that could read like this book. I can only hope.
  • (5/5)
    I have avoided this book for over a year, because of the subject matter. However now that I've read From sand and ash I do not regret it for a second....Amys ability to turn history into a work of fiction is Exquisite!

    I have heard many stories about the German and Poland Jews but never before the Italian Jews and how Italy was involved in the war.
    I could not put this book down and thank Amy for the research and the beautiful way she has written the story.
  • (5/5)
    No matter how many brooks I read about the atrocities that were committed during the holocaust, I imagine that it must have been a million times worse.

    When I first started this novel, I dubbed it “THE THORNBIRDS OF FRANCE”, the only similes being Forbidden love of a priest and conceiving his child.

    The difference was Poor one legged Angelo, loved with such purity that every word about him made me want to cry. I felt that if I could look into his face I would see an innocent cleanses of both heart and spirit.

    Even as I struggle with my hatred of what was done to Jews (or slaves) by people who thought they were better than them. With slaves, they had nothing, ripped from their homeland with nothing, never to see home or family again. Jew had everything ripped FROM them, The only difference? They were able to assimilate. Slaves never could.

    Angelo and Eva, Two people fighting against impossible odds, living through the worst evil that man can perpetrate against one another and still find room for forgiveness.
    How do we as people who claim to believe in a forgiving being do this to others? I will never know.

    This is truly a great romance during a hellish time, and I highly recommend it.