Kate Furnivall

Sweeping romance. Sumptuous settings. Unforgettable adventure.

The Italian Wife

Italy 1932 – Mussolini’s Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost?
One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a cafĂ© in the vibrant centre of Bellina, and a woman she has never met asks her to watch her ten year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees – and watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town’s clock tower and steps over the edge.
This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper and are more dangerous than either of them could have possibly imagined.