Monday, May 15, 2023

Secrets of the Italian Island by Barbara Josselsohn

A story from WWII that leads to finding a secret her grandmother kept.

 Italy...nothing better than that, right?

Along with secrets, it can't be beat.

We find out what Mia's Grandmother, Annalisa/Lucy, experienced in Italy while she worked at Isola di Parissi and we find out why Mia had to go to Italy after her grandmother died.

Visiting Isola di Parissi in 1943 has us enjoying the gorgeous Italian island and learning about Annalisa and why she left her dying father and took her two sisters there and what she found while there.

In 2018 we get to see the story unravel as Mia makes the trip to Italy to find answers and perhaps find love…what better place to fall in love than in Italy.

You will love both Annalisa's and Mia’s story.

A very enjoyable read with wonderful descriptions and great family discoveries.

When is the next flight to Italy?  :)

Women's fiction fans will devour this book and not want either story to end.  

Enjoy!!  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.



Barbara Josselsohn is an award-winning journalist and novelist who loves crafting stories about strong protagonists facing a fork in the road. 

She is the author of five previous novels including The Lilac House, The Bluebell Girls, The Lily Garden, The Cranberry Inn, and The Last Dreamer. She has also written hundreds of articles and essays in major and regional publications about family, home and relationships. 

She lives just north of New York City and enjoys escaping to the beach or the mountains whenever she can. Other than writing, her biggest passion is her family: her husband, her three kids, and her rescue pup, a mini-schnauzer named Albie. 

She is currently at work on Book 2 of her Sisters of War series, a follow-up to Secrets of the Italian Island.



  1. Such a good read!!

    Don’t miss it!!

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Replies
    1. You are welcome!!

      Enjoy if you read it, and thanks for commenting, Carole Rae.