The Walls of Lucca
As Italy tries to heal from the shocks of World War I, one young woman brings together a number of strangers from disparate sections of the struggling country’s society. Isabella Roselli has an inner strength that defies understanding and her mission will touch those still hurting from the scars of war and injustice.
When the orphaned Isabella happens on the Martellino vineyard, she pulls in a widowed mother of four, a shell-shocked soldier, and an imperious matriarch. As these and other characters in the town of Lucca get to know Isabella, they are challenged to surrender their fears. Fascism is taking hold of the heart of Italy, and it is ensnaring all Italians in a web of brutality and dictatorship. Will Isabella’s simple love and friendship be enough to break Fascism’s hold on the residents of the vineyard? Find out in this compelling novel about love, hope, and the family we choose for ourselves.
Steve Physioc has been telling stories for the past forty years. He has been a play-by-play announcer for football, basketball and baseball for over four decades and currently is the radio-tv broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals. He also broadcasts college basketball for Fox. Steve won an Emmy in 2013 for his broadcast of Royals baseball. Physioc's historical romance was inspired by A Course in Miracles which perfectly reflects his protagonist, Isabella's, view on inner peace and the power of forgiveness.