"This is a story not just of romance, but of war. I enjoyed how the author used fiction to acquaint me with battles I knew nothing about prior to reading this book. I definitely recommend this entire series to anyone who enjoys World War II fiction, especially if they enjoy romance mixed in." - Rumours of Wars Blog
"I liked Tessa as she decided from the start she is who she is, and she didn't back down from being her own person. She is both brave and vulnerable. I don't normally read this genre, but to be honest, this is one book I'm glad I read." - Archaeolibrarian
"Rose of Anzio
is a stunning, superlative collection of works finished to an enviably high standard, from the covers through to the narratives, dialogue and the absolute realism borne of an insightful, historically accurate and details-driven author." - e-scribes.com
From the Author
As writers, our best reward is to know that our readers have enjoyed our stories. I am delighted to share below the email I received from Ms. Rosaura Delgardo on April 22, 2016. Thank you, Ms. Delgardo. You inspire me to keep on writing.
Hi Ms. Alexa,
I've been a huge fan of Candy Candy for the longest time now. After a conversation I had with a friend, I decided to do a bit of research on the series. This is when I stumbled upon your book. I found the topic very interesting and immediately decided to purchase it.
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was. I was not able to put it down. I finished it in one sitting and right away, started reading the second book. I was just as impressed and I found it incredible. I clinged on to every word as if it were my last and the story was very well crafted. No encounter that Tessa and Anthony had failed to take my breath away. Ever since, I have not been able to stop talking about it.
Anyways, I just wanted to thank you for your dedication. You have a wonderful way of writing. It's been a long time since a book made me forget to eat and sleep. I cannot wait for the third installment of "The Rose of Anzio".
- Best Regards, Rosy