This is the epic story of a young man who leaves Ireland for America in 1860 to escape years of famine, only to be shanghaied to Palermo, Sicily. It’s the beginning of the Risorgimento, or revolution for Sicilian independence. Connor Doherty “chooses” to join the great general Giuseppe Garibaldi in the war. Less than a year later, he ends up in a small town in Sicily and becomes involved in the very genesis of the Mafia, falls in love, and builds a home.
This fast-moving, action-packed story includes, heroics, a love story, and a future with promise and foreboding.
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The delicate sound of a camera shutter penetrates the silence with menace in a rugged, isolated, wooded area where a small plane has crashed. It’s not possible that in this place, at this time, someone could be hidden from sight, photographing the scene. Or is it?
What You Don’t Know Can Kill You is like getting off a moving Ferris wheel. Once you get on it, you’re on for the full ride. The eclectic cast of characters, lightning-paced action, and romance will keep you flipping pages and guessing.
Tess Kincaid strolls through the vineyards surrounding a beautiful villa in Tuscany, trying to understand what has happened. She’s at a crossroads and is faced with the most daunting challenge of her life. She knows that if she doesn’t win this battle, her future will be very uncertain. Can this restful place and a new-found, mysterious discovery give her the courage to face a conflict that has plagued her since childhood?
Tess Kinkaid, celebrity golf professional, decides to visit and meet, for the first time, her presumptive fiancé Eddie Spinozza’s family in Albany, New York for Thanksgiving, in anticipation of the next step in their relationship. The Spinozza and Cuchinelli families have been entrenched in Albany for two generations, but Eddie has assured Tess that he is not involved in his family’s “business”.
This is the epic story of a young man who leaves Ireland for America in 1860 to escape years of famine, only to be shanghaied to Palermo, Sicily. It’s the beginning of the Risorgimento, or revolution for Sicilian independence. Connor Doherty “chooses” to join the great general Giuseppe Garibaldi in the war.
Just finished Jude Randazzo’s new book, The Gray Fedora. I enjoyed every minute of it. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and this book was a great read. So many Americans don’t have information about their heritage so it is really fun to place yourself in Europe in a different place and time. If you liked Jamie then you’ll love Connor. Can’t wait to see what happens to this character in his future.
I just had time to read The Gray Fedora as a novel and not a project, and I’m so impressed with what a great read this is. I enjoyed getting to know the diverse characters who lived during a period in history that sounded impossibly difficult. I was drawn into this world by their complicated but believable situations, told in seriousness as well as with a light comedic touch, just right and not overdone. I never stopped wanting to see what happened next. Another fine book from an author with a growing repertoire of books to be proud of.
This is going to be a great series and rival to Outlander, and I love that Starz production. I love these characters.