Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World


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To survive the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian farmer’s wife in this unforgettable novel from U A Paperback original—Also Available as a Hardcover Night: A PDF/EPUB » Library EditionTo survive Our Darkest MOBI :Ê the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian Darkest Night: A MOBI í farmer’s wife in this unforgettable novel from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War IIIt is the autumn of , and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever certain, Antonina Mazin has but one hope to survive—to leave Venice and her beloved parents and hide in the countryside with a man she has only just metNico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to leave the seminary to run his family’s farm A moral and just man, he could not stand by when the fascists and Nazis began taking innocent lives Rather than risk a perilous escape across the mountains, Nina will pose as his new bride And to keep her safe and protect secrets of his own, Nico and Nina must convince prying eyes they are happily married and in loveBut farm life is not easy for a cultured city girl who dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and Nico’s provincial neighbors are wary of this soft and educated woman they do not know Even worse, their distrust is shared by a local Nazi official with a vendetta against Nico The he learns of Nina, the his suspicions grow—and with them his determination to exact revengeAs Nina and Nico come to know each other, their feelings deepen, transforming their relationship into much than a charade Yet both fear that every passing day brings them closer to being torn apart.

    Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World Jennifer Robson—a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War IIIt is the autumn of , and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family With Nazi Germany now occupying most of her beloved homeland, and the threat of imprisonment and deportation growing ever certain, Antonina Mazin has but one hope to survive—to leave Venice and her beloved parents and hide in the countryside with a man she has only just metNico Gerardi was studying for the priesthood until circumstances forced him to leave the seminary to run his family’s farm A moral and just man, he could not stand by when the fascists and Nazis began taking innocent lives Rather than risk a perilous escape across the mountains, Nina will pose as his new bride And to keep her safe and protect secrets of his own, Nico and Nina must convince prying eyes they are happily married and in loveBut farm life is not easy for a cultured city girl who dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and Nico’s provincial neighbors are wary of this soft and educated woman they do not know Even worse, their distrust is shared by a local Nazi official with a vendetta against Nico The he learns of Nina, the his suspicions grow—and with them his determination to exact revengeAs Nina and Nico come to know each other, their feelings deepen, transforming their relationship into much than a charade Yet both fear that every passing day brings them closer to being torn apart."/>
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War
  • Jennifer Robson
  • 27 October 2019
  • 9780062674975

About the Author: Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson first learned about the Great Night: A PDF/EPUB » War from her Our Darkest MOBI :Ê father, acclaimed historian Stuart Robson, and later served as an official Darkest Night: A MOBI í guide at the Canadian National War Memorial at Vimy Ridge, France A former copy editor, she holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from the University of Oxford She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and young children.



12 thoughts on “Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War

  1. Dill Werner Dill Werner says:

    An excellent book of love, family, and survival. It was a pleasure to be a sensitivity reader for this title.

  2. Rachel Rachel says:

    Our Darkest Night: A novel of Italy and the Second World War by Jennifer Robson is an excellent WWII historical fiction novel. I have been a fan of Ms. Robson for several years and have faithfully read all of her novels. This book is a great addition to her wonderful portfolio.

    I liked the fact that this book presented a unique aspect of placing the reader into the struggles of the citizens that lived in Italy. There are not as many books that focus on this landscape and even fewer that bring to light the atrocities and struggles that the Jewish citizens had to experience and endure during this time.

    I enjoyed the premise of this particular novel. The plot line was also unique, and in the spirit of keeping as much of it a surprise for fellow readers as possible, I will limit specifics here. I will just say that I went through several emotions throughout reading this gem. I felt sadness, heartbreak, and suspense to the point that there were several times I was literally gripping the edge of the seat as I read hoping against hope that my beloved characters could survive and overcome such stacked obstacles. I felt hopelessness at times at the broadness and overwhelming difficulties, yet I found rays of light breaking through the dark clouds, and above all, I found that romance, friendship, loyalty, love, and an overall positive ending helped create an extraordinary journey.

    I loved the character cast, especially the main characters: Nina and Nico. Both strong and wise beyond their years. I found that they were positive people that were likeable, realistic, sympathetic, and seemed to bring out the strength and best out of one another. I found myself rooting for them along the way and am glad that I got to be a part of their story.

    A great historical fiction read that will stick with me for a long time. Another great read from Ms. Robson.

    5/5 stars

    Thank you William Morrow/HarperCollins for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.

    I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon and B&N accounts upon publication.

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