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The Sardinian Story by Francesca Scanacapra


Genre: Women’s Fiction

Tour Dates: 12th - 21st October 2023

Publication Date: 28th September 2023

Publisher: Silvertail Books

Standalone Novel

Formats available: Epub and Limited UK paperbacks

Estimated Page Count: 250

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts, guest posts and Q&As

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Apennine Mountains, Italy, 1965

Leonora Bacchetti was once a happy child. But at the age of seventeen she has become a wild and rebellious young woman who leaves her parents in despair when she runs away from home with a group of itinerant travellers.

In the eyes of their friends and neighbours in the tight-knit village of Montacciolo, her parents’ good name is ruined.

At first, Leonora keeps in touch with her mother and father, sending letters and postcards from different countries until, very abruptly, her correspondence stops. The girl has vanished.

Vague, unreliable rumours of her fate abound, but newspaper appeals, police and private investigations reveal nothing.

Until, eighteen years later, in the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger from Sardinia knocks on the door of Leonora’s father’s little mountain house.

Now a widower, he has come to terms with never knowing what happened to his daughter. But everything changes when the unexpected visitor claims that he has new information.

The two men quickly bond and gradually begin to piece together the truth about Lenora, provoking deep questions about her life and how they have lived their own – questions about love, loyalty, honesty and what being a family really means.

The Sardinian Story is a novel of exquisite power and deep emotion which will live long in the memories of its readers.

About Francesca Scanacapra

Francesca Scanacapra was born in Italy to an English mother and Italian father, and her childhood was spent living between England and Italy. Her adult life has been somewhat nomadic with periods spent living in Italy, England, France, Senegal and Spain. She describes herself as 'unconventional' and has pursued an eclectic mixture of career paths – from working in translation, the fitness industry, education and even several years as a builder. In 2021 she returned to her native country and back to her earliest roots to pursue her writing career full time. Francesca now resides permanently in rural Lombardy in the house built by her great-grandfather which was the inspiration for her Paradiso Novels: Paradiso, Return to Paradiso and The Daughter of Paradiso. Her novel The Lost Boy of Bologna was also published by Silvertail Books.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

12th October

  1.  Chez Maximka

  2.  Books and Me!

  3. A Little Book Problem

13th October

  1.  @mrse2017

  2.  The Book Elf

  3. TBHonest

14th October

  1.  Lozreads

  2.  Just Katherine

  3. book_on_a_hill

15th October

  1. jen_loves_reading 

  2.  Novel Kicks

  3. Ruins & Reading

16th October

  1.  Book after Book

  2.  Celticlady's Reviews

  3. My Reading Corner

17th October

  1.  @penfoldlayla

  2.  Tizi's Book Review

  3. InsomniacBookwormBookreviews

18th October

  1. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  2.  @the.fiction.addiction

  3. Heather Adores Books

19th October

  1.  The Bookish Hermit

  2.  Leanne bookstagram

  3. Portobello Book Blog

20th October

  1.  vickys_bookish_life

  2.  Sharon Beyond The Books

  3. annette_reads_daily

21st October

  1.  @duckfacekim09

  2.  Silkybookloverfun

  3. Ana's Column

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