A song for Bellafortuna

Book Description for A Song for Bellafortuna:




A Song for Bellafortuna is an inspirational Italian Historical Fiction novel concerning a young man's desire to free his Sicilian village from the domination of one family's long reign.


For years, the beautiful, yet secluded, hilltop village of Bellafortuna, Sicily, was a great producer of wine and olive oil. The entire village prospered. However, after the arrival of the Vasaio family, production dwindles and the villagers soon find themselves in crushing debt to the Vasaios. Only one family in the village remains outside the control of the Vasaios, but the reason haunts Antonio Sanguinetti every day of his life. Antonio is determined to erase this legacy by offering financial and emotional support to his fellow villagers. He introduces them to the choral song from Verdi's opera, Nabucco, which becomes the rallying cry for the villagers and offers them hope for a better life.


When Antonio's only son, Giuseppe, discovers his family's past, he becomes determined to take on the Vasaios and remove them from power. Led by the young Giuseppe, a plan is hatched that could result in either complete freedom for the villagers, or if it fails, forever solidifying the Vasaios' control. Find out what happens in A Song for Bellafortuna, a sweeping epic historical fiction tale of love, drama, sacrifice, and redemption, set among the beautiful landscape of Sicily.


Where to buy the Book:    Amazon



Author's Bio:




Award winning and bestselling author, Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco, lives in New Orleans. His first novel, Tempesta's Dream - A Story of Love, Friendship and Opera, became an Amazon bestselling novel and was awarded the 2014 Pinnacle Achievement Award in Historical Fiction. Amazon also has named his book as a Top Rated Novel in Italian Historical Fiction.


His most recent novel, A Song for Bellafortuna, was shortlisted in the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Competition. He is an estate planning attorney in New Orleans, where he lives with his wife and two children.


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This is such an unusual, quirky book that you can't help but like it. I loved the way the author transports the reader back to a different time and place through the daily life of the villagers of Italy. It is a lovely story, well-told and the characters spring to life, staying with you long after you put the book down.

I was holding my breath throughout, hoping for a happy ending to the villagers' predicament. I won't spoil it by saying what happens but the ending didn't unfold exactly as I had imagined. If you love Italy, opera or simply a good story, then you won't be disappointed.







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Chip LoCoco | Reply 24.09.2015 04.27

Quirky and unusual. You nailed it, Signora. New York today does not want quirky and unusual. They want formula. Advice to writers- write from your heart.

Julie Ryanj 24.09.2015 08.57

I especially loved that this book came from your heart - and soul!

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Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

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Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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