The Sound of the Hours
BY KAREN CAMPBELL
★★★★★ Occupation during the Second World War in Barga, Tuscany, turns plans for the future of 17-year-old Vita on their head. The arrival of Frank Chapel, a young black US soldier, finds the ScottishItalian heroine falling deeply in love. The vividly portrayed characters embark on a passionate affair in troubled times which will test the strength of their relationship. Campbell has created an irresistible love story which, although familar, offers a captivating read.