The Italian Party ….

Cindy Reads & Writes


THE ITALIAN PARTY (St.MartinPress) by Christina Lynch was so different from what I expected. It turned out to be a delightful read about husbands, wives, secrets, lies, the CIA, communism, prosecco and delicious pasta dishes, all set in Tuscany – 1950’s Sienna, Italy.

Newly married, Scottie and Michael Messina arrive in Sienna under the false pretense of Michael selling new Ford tractors to farmers in the rich countryside of Tuscany. Scottie’s unaware Michael is really a closeted gay man with a lover in Rome and working for the CIA to stop to threat of communism in Italy. Michael’s unaware Scottie’s pregnant with another man’s baby and has some other secrets she hasn’t shared.

When Scottie’s Italian teacher—a teenage boy with secrets of his own—disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband and her country. Michael’s dedication to saving the world from communism…

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13 thoughts on “THE ITALIAN PARTY by Christina Lynch & GIVEAWAY

  1. The Italian Party sounds like a fab read. I have always wanted to visit Tuscany. I can imagine that the wine and food is spectacular. I also picture spectacular views.

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  2. This novel sounds captivating and special. I travelled to Italy before my illnesses made travel impossible. This was a dream come true trip as we were on a business trip that involved two weeks of many historic and fascinating settings which left me pining for another trip someday. Italy wove its spell upon me and I still can picture the beauty and culinary delights.

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  3. I have never been, but certainly the food and the wine create the desire. Along with the known beautiful spots to visit. Thank you for the giveway.

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