The Tuscan House by Angela Petch. A forgotten home. A wartime secret.


Richard is an English Pacifist who joined the Friends Ambulance Unit during WWII to save lives rather than take them. But it didn’t save him from experiencing the horrors of the fighting front lines. Needing to find much-needed peace, he purchases the neglected Tobacco House – both the house and Richard need restoring.


Fosca, a member of the resistance during the war, has an affinity to the house: she needs to find out what happened to her friend, Simonetta. Returning to Tobacco House for answers, she enlists Richard’s help, and together, they embark on a search for the truth.


The Tuscan House is poignantly, magnificently scripted with expertly researched historical details woven within beautifully written fiction. Its genuine, relatable characters and storylines, move seamlessly together through time. Angela Petch is magical with her transporting of the reader to the beauty, sights, and smells of the gorgeous Tuscan landscape.


I have read all of Angela Petch’s Tuscan-themed books and loved each one. If you can’t get to Tuscany in real-time, her books will take you there.


Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the read of Angela Petch’s, The Tuscan House.