Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino has received wonderful accolades since its release, and it’s always a wonderful surprise to see such a review coming in three years after the book made its debut. This review will be published in the November 2020 issue of Fra Noi and will also appear in a magazine called La Voce, but here is a quick quote.
Using seamless and skillful prose, Martino draws us into the world of the
two brilliantly talented sisters and their family as they try to create futures for themselves in a society that offers young women n the choices of only marriage or the convent. While they’re fortunate to have a father who educates them, he is not above marrying them off solely to advance his position in high society.
The reviewer was generous with praise, and there’s a good reason for that. Playing by Heart is a book that will embed itself into your heart and stay with you long after you’ve finished it. Grab your copy today!