Book Review: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Title: Beneath a Scarlet Sky
By: Mark Sullivan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 513
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads: Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Skyis the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.
Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.
In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.
Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.
Fans of All the Light We Cannot SeeThe Nightingale, and Unbrokenwill enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

Review: This book is a thriller. Set in world war 2, we get to dive into a story that is based on truth. I find that these are the best kind. To know that there were people strong enough and brave enough to defy the odds and help people in need. This story brought me to tears.

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