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To Find A Mountain [Kindle Edition]

Dani Amore
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Set in Italy during World War Two, TO FIND A MOUNTAIN tells the incredible story of a young woman named Benedetta Carlessimo.

When Benedetta's house is taken over by the German Command and her father is forced to fight for the Germans at the front lines, she is left alone to protect her family and survive the violent, battle scarred German soldiers living in her home.

Ultimately, Benedetta engages in a very real fight for her own survival, with the lives of those closest to her hanging in the balance.

TO FIND A MOUNTAIN is an unforgettable portrait of a war, a family, and a young woman who faces terrifying evil with incomparable bravery.

TO FIND A MOUNTAIN is based on true events.

"Amore is definitely one to watch."
-- Author Craig McDonald


Editorial Reviews

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"This engaging story is of courage, love, honor, and the atrocities of war. Thought provoking, as well as deeply emotional, Benedetta's story will remain with you long after you reach the end. Her bravery will amaze you. If you read only one historical fiction this year, make it To Find a Mountain. You'll be glad you did." 
-Bestselling author Carol Davis Luce

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"Original...engaging..."-New York Times bestselling author Thomas Perry on Dani Amore

Product Details

  • File Size: 268 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Slogan Books (January 16, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061JQMM4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-felt. Captivating. A must read. . . November 23, 2011
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I strayed from my usual genre of mystery/suspense to read Dani Amore's newest novel, To Find a Mountain, because the product description of this story, based on real life, intrigued me. The story of Benedetta Carlessimo, a young woman--a mere girl, actually--is forced to care for and protect her siblings in a German occupied town in Italy during World War II. This engaging story is of courage, love, honor, and the atrocities of war. Thought provoking, as well as deeply emotional, Benedetta's story will remain with you long after you reach the end. Her bravery will amaze you. If you read only one historical fiction this year, make it To Find a Mountain. You'll be glad you did.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and fascinating story March 13, 2012
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I bought this for my Kindle at a ridiculously low price. I have not had good luck with many of Amazon's low-price books, but once I started this, I was intrigued all the way through.

I am a veteran of WWII, and was skeptical that an author of a younger generation could accurately depict what the war was like in Italy. Less than half way through, I was swept up in the story, and it felt as though I was right in the middle of the action.

Excellent character development and a riveting story. I will have to try one of her crime stories next.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, a must read! February 4, 2012
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Wow, what a story and its based on true events! It had me in tears a couple of times. Dani does a wonderful job of pulling you in to the story and you don't want to put the book down once you get there. Its based on an old lady's story about WWII when the German's invaded her town in Italy when she was a teen growing up. Dani makes you feel the horror, terror, anger and yes even love when the German's move in and take over. This story will stay in your thoughts for a long time afterwards.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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What a pleasant surprise! The story was endearing, gripping, and very real. The author delved deep into the psyche of the poor Italians who were under the often cruel and rare kindnesses of the Germans who seized their village. It is a story of survival, of love. Beautifully edited and written, this is one book that I have to list as a favourite. The story fits with my own family's experiences in another small Italian village just south of this novel's setting. If you want a story with fascinating characters that doesn't wilt and tells it like it was, I strongly recommend this novel. Loved it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on more like this one! April 13, 2012
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Dani Amore is a mystery writer. I rarely read mysteries but somehow stumbled on to this great work of Historical Fiction from her pen. This is a very good story of how war affects everyone, including civilians.
The time is WWII and the place is a small town in Italy that has come under the control of German forces. The main character, young Benedetta,leads you through her trials and tribulations in a manner that will draw tears, yet with an innocence that will bring a smile to your face. Every page is an exciting new conflict and how she deals with it.
I sincerely hope this gifted author branches out more and gives us her take on history again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative and interesting plot and characters June 25, 2012
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I was engaged with this story from beginning to end. A great length novel and perfect for a long weekend or vacation. Interesting twists and yet the story flowed coherently.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unrealized potential July 6, 2012
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WOW. What a great premise. War time Italy, small village occupied by the Germans, young motherless girl coming of age while her dad flees and hides in the mountains with other male villagers. Deprivation, survival concerns for herself and younger siblings. And, finally, contact with the rebels, fear of discovery, and romance. It truly read like a narrative of an elderly grandmother, but not in a good way. Details are scant, the whole thing is pretty PG /PG-13, just like your Nonnie would tell it. There are hints of dark motives, there are passing mentions of savage behavior, but our heroine seems above it all somehow. Ultimately, she takes drastic action, but even in the telling, it seems diminished, IMO.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To Find a Mountain June 1, 2012
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I have read several books by Dani Amore,each was written quite differently from any of the others.
"To Find a Mountain" will give an insight as to the perils of living in a small town on the edge of a battlefield during WW-II while having to house and feed the enemy in their homes. This is well written and believable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Why people emigrate to America
As I listened to my grandparents stories about the "old country", I wondered how they made the decision to leave such a wonderful life. Read more
Published 1 day ago by J. Lipoti
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I loved this book, the characters were well developed and the place was so well described, you could picture it. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A very brave girl!
A very good story of what a young girl can do when faced with so many difficulties when the Germans arrived. It shows the strength a family can have when faced with death.
Published 21 days ago by Peggy Siebert
4.0 out of 5 stars A look into the past
Unlike most books about WWII, this book gives you a real feel for the day to day struggles of the ordinary citizens, who were forced to live under Nazi rule. Read more
Published 23 days ago by lollipop
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed the book
I really enjoyed the book - the characters and the travails they faced during WWII in Italy were very realistic.
Published 24 days ago by Darlene Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I really enjoyed this look into a part of WWII. Not being very familiar with this time period I found the story very interesting.
Published 1 month ago by JKammer
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book!
it really held my interest and is well worth reading. a bit of history, too, made it even more interesting.
Published 1 month ago by Marianne Rosenberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Nicely done. The character development could have been richer but overall read well, not gripping but captivating enough. Short chapters made it read more smoothly. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Neal H
4.0 out of 5 stars predictable
Predictable but good. The characters are well defined and the author does a great job painting a picture for the reader.
Published 2 months ago by S. Elvenholl
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this!
This was a great book. The perspective of an Italian family during WWII as the Nazis occupied their city was unique to me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bill G
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More About the Author

"Original...fast-paced...engaging..."
-New York Times bestselling author Thomas Perry on Dani Amore

WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT BOOK AWARD FOR CRIME FICTION

My name is Dani Amore, and I'm a crime novelist living in Los Angeles. I currently have nine novels for sale on Amazon. They are KILLING THE RAT (A Thriller) THE RECRUITER (A Thriller), THE CIRCUIT RIDER (A Kindle Serial) BEER MONEY (The First Burr Ashland Mystery) MURDER WITH SARCASTIC INTENT (The 2nd Mary Cooper Mystery) THE KILLING LEAGUE (A Thriller), DEATH BY SARCASM (The First Mary Cooper Mystery), DEAD WOOD (The First John Rockne Mystery), and TO FIND A MOUNTAIN.

I love to hear from my readers and I answer all emails. Stop by my site, www.daniamore.com or email me at dani (at) daniamore (dot) com.

Thank you for your support, I hope you enjoy my books.

Dani

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