Review by: Stacy Palm
This is historical fiction at it's best! Why do I say that, well I wanted it all to be real. This is the story of two people born and raised in Napoli Italy at the turn of the 20th century. Alessandra is a feisty beauty who has a talent for speaking with the dead. Tomaso is an ambitious photographer and journalist who adores Alessandra as a close friend. These two characters get caught up in a whirl wind adventure while touring Europe in an effort to scientifically prove the existence of spirits or physic abilities that present themselves as spiritual.
This book is one that easily captures the reader. Truthfully, when I first opened the book I had intended to give it a glance over to see what it was about. Before I knew it the bedside clock showed well passed midnight and I was a quarter way through the book. These characters are ones that you cheer for with every accomplishment. Unfortunately, not everything that happens is joyful.
There is much to this story, villains, heartbreak, successes, and failures, but through it all is the underlying excitement you get while routing for the underdog. I could not put this book down as a result. I loved the Italian language that was thoughtfully woven throughout the story. Each scene was so beautifully written that you feel as though you are there at each sitting with our characters. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.