✫.•° Synopsis °•.✫
“Don’t feel bad for me, I’m a sinner. I wear the cross not because I’m worthy, but because I need it more than anyone else, more than any faithful, pure heart. I need it like any other sinner, as a shield, to help me not fall into the vortex of sin.”
Are you ready for Donna Filomena – The Lady of the Mafia? Are you ready for her deepest secrets, her lies, her sacrifices?
“The Secret dies with me.”
This is a dark novella, following the novel Scars, based on the character of Donna Filomena, Alejandro De la Crux’s mother.
Reading sequence: Skins, Scars, Filomena: a Scars novella and Crux (coming soon)
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✫.•° My Review °•.✫
Filomena gives us a whole new perspective on the cruel, twisted world of the De La Crux Mafiosi. Filomena is told from the point of view of Donna Filomena. Donna Filomena started off as the daughter of The Duke Antonio Del Monte. Little did Donna Filomena know that she had been offered to Alonso De La Crux as part of a deal, a deal made between her father and his. Now Alonso was there to collect his prize!
This book tells us of Donna Filomena’s life, it begins when she is introduced to Alonso and continues as they are married and begin a family. It takes us deep into the depths of her relationship with Alonso and shows the struggles she endures, and faces being married to such a powerful man.
When Filomena becomes a mother her outlook changes somewhat, as she realises that she needs to protect Alejandro from this dark and cruel side of Alonso. She tries so hard to keep Alonso’s darkness and cruelty away from her son. There’s only so much she can do when she’s completely alone though.
Filomena’s story is filled with emotions and her deepest secrets, ones that no-one else knows. It gives an outstanding insight into a character that; up until now; I thought was a cold hard woman. Now I can see why she has behaved the way she has.
Filomena is a dark, cruel, twisted emotional novella that fits this series perfectly.
Laura Rossi’s writing style is as amazing as ever. She shows a real talent for writing darkly twisted stories. Her words are like fishing hooks that sink into your brain and pull you further into the world that she has created. The more words you read, the further the hook burrows and the more you want to read.
I’ve got to say Filomena was a captivating read, I have loved every page. I can not wait to see just what is in store for us in Crux!!
If you haven’t read this book yet, you really should. BUT you need to read Skins and Scars(in that order) first!
✫.•° About The Author °•.✫
My name is Laura Rossi and I am a dreamer, the kind that walks around all day and likes to go back and forth, from the real world to her own little world.
I have two kids and a fantastic partner. We work together in our little pharmacy in Italy.
After travelling around the world with my family and living abroad a few years, I graduated in Criminology and Psychology in London and worked with juvenile offenders for two years, before moving back to Italy.
I’ve been writing since I was thirteen but never published any of my manuscripts until 2016, when I completed Counterpoints book 1 after many happy, sleepless nights.
I am allergic to staticism, I cannot sit still. I love to travel and meet new people. When I am not busy working or being a mommy, you can find me at a car race event (I am a big Formula one fan) or at a rock gig, or on the beach fantasizing about new character and new stories I’d like to write.