I love to read books about lives of the saints. And this one is no exception.
The book chronicles the life of Vittorio Innocente. It is set in Valle del Sole, a village nestles in the folds of the Italian Apennines. I was transported to Italy while reading this wonderful book on this great saint.
All saints have unique talents and loves that are given to the world. And this saint is no different. There is always scandal and hypocrisy laced somewhere in between the lives of saints and their family. And this saint is no exception.
This book is written in a unique format too. It is written as a novel. This is unique in that most books about the saints are nonfiction books filled with facts about the saint’s life.
So, get ready for a good read and a wonderful time. It is a gem of a book! It is lucid and very inspiring too. So, take the time to pick up this book by a Canadian national best-seller writer from Ontario Canada.
Nino Ricci is a national bestseller for 75 weeks, winner of the Bressani Prize, the Smithbooks and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. This book has been published in Britain, the United States, France, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany, and is about to be published in Italy and Holland.
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth