The Silent Madonna

The Silent Madonna

by Michelle Damiani

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A ruined castle. A town picking up the pieces. And a mysterious stranger who could change everything.

The fire may be out, but smoke and suspicion still linger in Santa Lucia. Though the townspeople still gather for espresso at the town café and swap recipes at the butcher shop, their iridescent blue sky is clouded by a veil of uncertainty and mistrust. The statue of the Madonna, set in a wall outside the café, watches it all in collected silence.

But when New Yorker Alessandro arrives to claim his inheritance—the derelict castle and the charred olive trees that surround it—it unearths secrets thought long buried. His renovation plans set off a chain reaction of dangerous relationships and forbidden romance while exposing explosive truths—not just for himself, but for all the people who call this village home.

Can the power of the Madonna save Alessandro and the villagers? Or will the truths brought to the surface trap Santa Lucia in an inescapable web of deceit and anger?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162784135
Publisher: Rialto Press
Publication date: 07/14/2020
Series: Santa Lucia , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 120,778
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Michelle Damiani is a freelance writer, clinical psychologist, and food lover currently living in Spello, Italy, the scene of her bestselling memoir, "Il Bel Centro: a Year in the Beautiful Center." Inspired by the people of her village, she wrote a four part novel series set in Italy. You can find all four books—“Santa Lucia", "The Silent Madonna", "The Stillness of Swallows", and "Into the Groves”—here on Barnes and Noble in print or for Nook. In addition, Michelle accumulated the collective wisdom of traveling families into a comprehensive guide called, "The Road Taken: How to Dream, Plan, and Live Your Family Adventure Abroad." When not planning her next adventure, you can find her at

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