Once Night Falls PDF/EPUB ß Once Night Epub /

Once Night Falls PDF/EPUB ß Once Night  Epub / A harrowing historical novel of the extraordinary acts of ordinary people in Nazi occupied Italy Italy,Luca Benedetto has joined the partisans in their fight against the German troops ravaging the shores of his town on Lake Como While risking his life to free his country, Luca is also struggling to protect Sarah, his Jewish lover who s hiding in a mountain cabin As the violent Nazi occupation intensifies, Luca and Sarah fear for than their own livesIn the heart of their village, their mothers have also found themselves vulnerable to the encroaching Nazis But Luca s mother, undeterred, is devising her own revenge on the occupiers With Mussolini deposed and Allied armies fighting their way up the peninsula, the fate of Italy hangs in the balance, and the people of Lake Como must decide how much they re prepared to sacrifice for family, friends, and the country they loveThe most trying of times will create the most unexpected heroes and incredible acts of courage in this stirring narrative as seen through the eyes of those devastated by war torn Italy

10 thoughts on “Once Night Falls

  1. Paige Paige says:

    Why did pain exist Why did evil exist Why had God allowed men like Hitler and Mussolini to come to powerBeginning with the reprisal killings at Piazzale Loreto, the story goes through Italy s political and militaristic transitions during Mussolini s dethronement by the king starting with Mussolini s banishment hiding at La Maddalena It has graphic moments and incorporates a fair amount of history It recounts the Nazi s invasion o

  2. Darryl Greer Darryl Greer says:

    Once Night Falls by award winning author, Roland Merullo is a World War II drama set in Italy in 1943 Luca Benedetto, who has a Jewish lover, Sarah, has joined the partisans in their fight against German troops in the region around Lake Como, close to the Swiss border He is not alone in his struggle against the occupying forces Luca s mother is called upon by a group of German soldiers to cook for them and she forms a daring plot wh

  3. Lewis Weinstein Lewis Weinstein says:

    a complex fast paced story told brilliantly at first, the number of characters and the jumping between them was hard to follow, but the action was always interesting and gradually the pieces came together several characters wrestle with the desire to resist the Nazis and Mussolini when nothing is clear and nobody can be fully trusted these struggles are well portrayed and the reader gets to understand the characters emotions as well as

  4. Fred Shaw Fred Shaw says:

    As a historical fiction novel of WW II in Italy, there is good material to peruse To say that it is a typical novel with highly developed plot, characters, interwoven into a mosaic of scenery, it is not I found this book to be enlightening but did not meet my expectations The period in history covered is Mussolini s topple from power, Nazi infiltration in Northern Italy and the American invasion of Sicily and Salerno.

  5. Kathy Kathy says:

    I got my copy of this book through NetGalley but then discovered it had already been released and is available through Kindle Unlimited.This is not my first book describing what the citizens of Italy experienced during World War II, but it did spend a healthy amount of time studying Mussolini, his treatment by the King and Nazis, along with the populace wondering where he was and what would happen next There was a core group of characters to

  6. Judy Judy says:

    I am a huge fan of Roland Merullo, whether it is a novel, travel story whatever So I was very excited to see that he had written this book, and evenexcited to receive it fromFirst Reads This is a truly amazing book that tells such a compelling story even those parts that are really hard to read and harder to accept that they actually happened This is so clearly good versus evil and you want those people that are good to overcome what has been t

  7. Therese Therese says:

    It was interesting to read about Mussolini s decline and last days I didn t like the ending.

  8. David Baker David Baker says:

    Good read but definitely three starsI ve read few novels which are so very definitely three stars It s a good read, but it s not outstanding and nor, on the other hand, is it terrible The cast of characters is a little too large The chapters are rather too short Thus while one has the sense of a reasonably good story it is hard to engage with the characters and they remain oddly elusive Nonetheless, an enjoyable book.

  9. Liz Liz says:

    Once Night Falls turned out to be an outstandingFirst Reads choice for November The plot and character development kept me riveted and the historical details filled in major gaps in my knowledge of the Italian resistance movement, Mussolini and WWII as it played out in Italy This was the first book by Roland Merullo that I ve read I look forward to reading .

  10. Anthony Westphal Anthony Westphal says:

    Falls short at the endI was enjoying the book and it s direction, then in a single chapter it abruptly ended and tacked on an epilogue The characters do not get a fair ending.

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