Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley

A striking historic rendition of life on the island of Sardinia...Children of the Mists is a story of enduring love. Set in the 1800s, life on Sardinia had barely changed since the time of the Caesars. Two families, the Sannas and the Canus, are united by friendship and honour; love and laughter; joy and promises; omens and superstitions; youth and experience transcend generations. 

However, for Raffaella and Antonio, their passionate love becomes entangled with revenge. Death changes devotion. Promises are forgotten. Vendettas cannot be ignored. Ambition clouds judgments. Antonio and Raffaella were promised to each other, nothing would keep them apart, not even family. Committed to each other, they fight for their love against all odds... 

Children of the Mists is a gripping journey back in time that will make the perfect addition to any romance lover’s collection.


I am passionate about Italian historical fiction - any era, any region, so it was with great anticipation that I picked up this book to read and review. And I was not disappointed! The book begins with an interesting plot, but it does not really take off until after the 1/3 of the book. After that point, I became so engrossed in the characters and their plights, that I struggled to put the book down. 

I have travelled in Italy extensively and many of my relatives live there. Although I've never been to Sardinia, I know many people from that region and can honestly say that the author did an outstanding job of capturing the culture, the warmth, and history of this island. Her travels there definitely come through in the story. 

A great story, a gripping plot, and endearing characters set in historical Sardinia makes this one great read! Part romance, part family saga, there is plenty to love!

Thank you to the author and publisher. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for visiting my blog,, where the greatest historical fiction is reviewed! For fascinating women of history bios and women's fiction please visit

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