War Serenade: An EPIC WW11 Love Story

· Tsotsi Publications · Narrated by Peter Noble
14 hr 6 min
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About this audiobook

Pietro Saltamachio is on top of the world as a bon vivant Italian opera star until he's forced to fly planes for his country in World War II. Shot down, captured and confined in an Allied POW camp in South Africa, though Pietro' injuries mend, his spirit remains broken. He's lost his passion for music and has nothing left to live for—until he sees a redheaded angel through the razor barrier.

Iris Fuller dreams of pursuing a career across the sea, but she's doing her bit for the Allied war effort by volunteering as a lowly nurse’s aide. Thoroughly reluctant to mingle with the enemy, she’s instructed to inoculate prisoners at the nearby camp. Iris is entirely unprepared for the dark-haired prisoner’s mesmerizing stare to set her world on fire.

That brief encounter begets Pietro's urge to find his voice. But the lengths he must go to triumph over the camp's sadistic leader and win Iris's love, seem beyond human endurance ... even as Iris, desperate for word of her brother's fate in the war, can't imagine loving an enemy from the country that could be responsible for his death.

Their desperate longing drives them toward a secret rendezvous, and the dangers multiply. If they are caught, Pietro faces death for escape; Iris, charges of treason.

Inspired by a true story, War Serenade is compelling, heart-wrenching, sometimes funny and always dramatic as it celebrates the endurance of the human spirit, the evolution of rich friendships, and love’s triumph against impossible odds.

War Serenade, is a true-story-inspired, ultimately feel-good novel that’s won multiple awards including: Winner for Historical Fiction 2018 - Online book club; Best First Book in Golden Quill Contest 2019; was a finalist in The Independent Author Network for Outstanding Fiction in 2018 and many others. The audio version won N’Dtale’s Rone Award in 2020. The print copy, e-book, and audio book are all available from the Amazon Bookstore.

About the author

Jill Wallace was born and bred in South Africa and has lived half her life in America. She often feels like a baobab. Sure, it's not the most handsome tree in Africa but it's certainly the hardiest with roots that look just like branches though each serves its very own purpose. Also called the "Upside Down Tree", like the baobab Jill no longer knows where the South African ends and the American begins.What started as a true story her mom told her when she was four, decades later morphed into "War Serenade" - the screenplay. The script was twice optioned to become a feature film. While waiting for the next producer to make it "3rd time lucky", Jill wrote "War Serenade," the WWII Historical Romance novel. Now, at 447 pages it's potentially either a "Gone-with-the-Wind"-length-movie or a TV limited series. "War Serenade" is available in audio narrated by the award winning Peter Noble."War Serenade" has won numerous awards such as: Reader's Favorite 2018, OnLine Book Club 2018 Historical Fiction Book of the Year Award, Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award 2019 Finalist, Golden Quill Contest Winner Desert Rose RWA, The Independent Writers Book of the Year 3rd place award, and Rone Awards 2020."Zebra" is Jill's second novel and it's inspired by the life of her husband, Athol, whose best friend was a Zulu growing up in the apartheid era in his parents resort, high in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. Spanning four decades, this saga of true friendship is a touching, enlightening adventure into a world that's sure to be fresh to many. It's a timeless story of hope and compromise as relevant today as it was in the last century.She lives close to the beach on the Space Coast with her long-time-love/husband and two ridiculously spoiled Aussie Shepherds. She believes in great friendships and the power of chocolate. Learn more about the author at http://www.jillwallace.com

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