Anyone who visits the Mediterranean island of Sardinia is almost certain to fall head-over-heels for her charms, just as I did. From the stunning mountain scenery and beautiful beaches to the welcoming people and delicious cuisine, I loved it all. And when asked to review, Lexa Dudley’s novel ‘The Whispering Wind‘ set on this lovely Italian island, I was more than happy to oblige.

Right from the start, I was hooked, as Lexa brings to life the Sardinia I so fondly remembered. Her charming heroin, Elise is a visitor to the island, escaping a loveless marriage. When Beppe, a stereotypically tall, dark and handsome hero, meets this lovely newcomer, despite knowing that it breaks every rule that he has been brought up to believe in by his fervently religious mother, he falls hopelessly in love with the married Elise.

The Whispering WindThroughout the book Lexa paints a vivid picture of the warm and welcoming Sardinian people, as well as the beauty of the island which Beppe delights in showing Elise – you can almost smell the sea air and taste the roasted suckling pig. More than that, this novel gives a wonderful insight into the culture, traditions, history and sense of community that anyone with an interest in Sardinia will find fascinating.

It’s an easy read that’s hard to put down as it takes you on a roller-coaster of an emotional ride. The unexpected twist towards the end had me literally sobbing out loud, something a book has never managed to achieve before. I couldn’t recommend it more highly to anyone who loves Sardinia or would simply enjoy reading a first class romantic novel.

‘The Whispering Wind’ can be bought from Amazon for Kindle or paperback, The Whispering Wind: Two Lives, One Heartbreaking Story.

Disclosure: This link is an affiliate link so if you purchase The Whispering Wind through it, I’ll make a few pennies towards another book to review and it won’t cost you a penny more. 

 

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