Book Review On : Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson

About the author (as seen in the book)

Jennifer Robson in the USA Today and No.1 Globe & Mail (Toronto) best-selling author of five novels, among them somewhere in France and Goodnight from London. She holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and children.

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Publication Date: 5th January 2021

Publisher: Headline Reviews

ISBN: Hardback 978-0063059405

Paperback 978-1472280688

Also available in Ebook

Pages: 384 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Format reading: Paperback

Copy provided by: Amazon Vine

Blurb (as seen on the back cover)

Venice, 1943. Under the Nazi occupation, life is increasingly perilous for Italian Jews. Antonina Masin has but one hope to survive- to leave her beloved parents and hide in the countryside, posing as the bride of a man she has only just met.

Nico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to return home to run his family farm. A moral and just man, he refuses to remain a bystander to Nazi and fascist atrocities. The only way to keep Nina safe- and protect secrets of his own- is to convince prying eyes that their sudden marriage is a love match.

But farm life is not easy for a cultured city girl who dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and Nico’s provincial neighbours are wary of this soft, educated, stranger. Even worse, their distrust is shared by local Nazi official with a vendetta against Nico.

As Nina and Nico come to know each other, their relationship deepens, transforming into much more than a charade. Yet both fear that every passing day them closer to being torn apart…

My Review

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About the author (as seen in the book)

Jennifer Robson in the USA Today and No.1 Globe & Mail (Toronto) best-selling author of five novels, among them somewhere in France and Goodnight from London. She holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and children.

Website: http://jennifer-robson.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferRobson

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AuthorJenniferR

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/authorjenniferrobson

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/jennifer_robson

Publication Date: 5th January 2021

Publisher: Headline Reviews

ISBN: Hardback 978-0063059405

Paperback 978-1472280688

Also available in Ebook

Pages: 384 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Format reading: Paperback

Copy provided by: Amazon Vine

Blurb (as seen on the back cover)

Venice, 1943. Under the Nazi occupation, life is increasingly perilous for Italian Jews. Antonina Masin has but one hope to survive- to leave her beloved parents and hide in the countryside, posing as the bride of a man she has only just met.

Nico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to return home to run his family farm. A moral and just man, he refuses to remain a bystander to Nazi and fascist atrocities. The only way to keep Nina safe- and protect secrets of his own- is to convince prying eyes that their sudden marriage is a love match.

But farm life is not easy for a cultured city girl who dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and Nico’s provincial neighbours are wary of this soft, educated, stranger. Even worse, their distrust is shared by local Nazi official with a vendetta against Nico.

As Nina and Nico come to know each other, their relationship deepens, transforming into much more than a charade. Yet both fear that every passing day them closer to being torn apart…

My Review

Venice in 1943 is under Nazi occupation and Italian Jew’s father is frightened for his daughter’s safety. He is a doctor and has been helping people in need and has passed this love on to his daughter. Nina ‘s father has arranged for her to be taken to the countryside in the hope she will be safe. Nina struggle’s with the thought of leaving her parents behind and pretending to be married to a man she has only just met.

Nico, was studying to be a priest but got called back to the family farm after a family tragedy. He has hight morals for helping people putting everything on the line in these uncertain times. Taking Nina back to his home as his very sudden wife cause gossip amongst the locals.

Nina is shocked but the simplicity of countryside life but knows that in order for this to work she must muck in with farm and married life. As time goes on Nina and Nico become close as find out more about each other, but there are harder times yet to come, and secrets to learn about.

Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson is the first book I’ve read from this author, and I really enjoyed it. I find this era very interesting to read about, and the characters seem to make it so really when you read. I became quite attached to both Nico and Nina for their courage, kindness and their blossoming love at this horrific time. I defiantly felt an array of emotions while I read; which is a sign of good writing. Jennifer made the story come alive for me and I will defiantly be searching out more of her books in the future.

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