The Hatch – quote from review (as published on Amazon Australia and Goodreads):
Shell: With disaster looming, Britta must trust in her abilities and her allies to have any hope of breaking free from the conspiracy that surrounds her. There were parts that made me smile, parts that made me sad, all packaged within a tense and exciting story that had me tearing through the pages. I read this book in one day, as I did not want to put it down. I also did not want it to end and would love to read more about Britta and her adventures.
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Wanderers No More – quotes from reviews below or click here for full reviews on Goodreads:
Leila: Wow. This was not my typical read but I am so glad I tried it! I loved following Martino and his family on their journey and learning about the experience, the trials and the success each family member went through. There were parts that were nail biting; parts that had me in fear, holding my breath; suspense; romance; and sadness. A true rollercoaster of emotions. This really truly was an amazing read with the most fitting title ever.
Carla: This is a truly amazing story of hope, compassion and faith. Leaving your home in search of a better future for your children is never easy. It is so important for us as their descendants to understand and appreciate their struggles. This is a definite must read book.
Cheryl: I did not know that this was the sequel to Port of No Return. This book did not read like a sequel. This is a good thing for readers like me who have not read the first book as this book can be read as a stand alone novel.
Port of No Return – quotes from reviews below or click here for full reviews on Goodreads:
Polly Halicki: World-changing events in World War II Italy form the basis of this sensitively-written novel. Even when the war ends, northern Italy is threatened by Tito and the Yugoslavs wanting the territory, which forces Ettore and Contessa to consider leaving their beloved country… her attention to detail is acute and historically accurate. Historical fiction at its best, and I would recommend this book.
Mirella: The author did a wonderful job of describing the effects of the war, along with the history of how that area of Italy was affected. This novel is definitely worth reading, especially for those whose roots are deeply embedded in Italy, like me! Recommended!
Ron Camp: This story takes place in Italy during the end of WWII. You follow 3 families thru a journey to reclaim their lives. They have lost everything including family members. The story holds your interest and keeps you turning page to find out how each family member will do and what the outcome will be for them. This is a book worth reading…
Italo Italophiles review: The author tries to lighten the war scenes with the humanity of the family members and their friends, which is indeed touching. There is a strong sentimentality in the book, a touching sweetness that the omniscient narrator spreads across several of the characters. Toward the end of the book, many of those characters are the children who have grown up too quickly in their dire circumstances.
Manchester Military History Society: Powerful story of little known ethnic cleansing of Italians at the end of World War 2… The story starts under the German occupation of Istria following the Italian surrender in 1943 and mainly follows the experiences of two families. Saftich has done her research well and the period detail is immaculate. She also makes you care about the characters and their extended families.