Delighted today to be joining the blog tour with a spotlight on Port of No Return by Michelle Saftich, published in July 2015 by Odyssey Books, available in eBook & paperback. Having noticed some of the excellent books they feature, this is my first outing with Amy Bruno and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, and I do hope I’ll be working with them again.
Contessa and Ettore Saforo awake to a normal day in war-stricken, occupied Italy. By the end of the day, their house is in ruins and they must seek shelter and protection wherever they can. But the turbulent politics of 1944 refuses to let them be.
As Tito and his Yugoslav Army threaten their German-held town of Fiume, Ettore finds himself running for his life, knowing that neither side is forgiving of those who have assisted the enemy. His wife and children must also flee the meagre life their town can offer, searching for a better life as displaced persons.
Ettore and Contessa’s battle to find each other, and the struggle of their family and friends to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a devastating war, provide a rich and varied account of Italian migration to Australia after World War II.
What can you do when you have nowhere left to call home? Port of No Return considers this question and more in a novel that is full of action, pain and laughter – a journey you will want to see through to the very end.
Port of No Return is the first novel in a series of two.
About the Author
Michelle Saftich is a first time author who resides in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two children. She holds a Bachelor of Business/Communications Degree, majoring in journalism, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). For the past twenty years, she has worked in communications, including print journalism, sub-editing, communications management and media relations. In 1999, she was named National Winner for Best News Story in the ASNA (Australian Suburban Newspaper Awards). Born and raised in Brisbane, she spent ten years living in Sydney; and two years in Osaka, Japan, where she taught English.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, April 9
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Tuesday, April 10
Feature at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, April 11
Feature at The Writing Desk
Thursday, April 12
Review at Dressed to Read
Monday, April 16
Review at Books and Glamour
Tuesday, April 17
Feature at Being Anne
Friday, April 27
Review at Books of a Shy Girl
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