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Summary

Experience the "epic tale of one woman's fight...to create the life of her dreams" in this sweeping novel of Anita Garibaldi, a 19th-century Brazilian revolutionary who loved as fiercely as she fought for freedom (Adriana Trigiani).

Destiny toys with us all, but Anita Garibaldi is a force with which to be reckoned. Forced into marriage at a young age, Anita feels trapped in a union she does not want. But when she meets the leader of the Brazilian resistance, Giuseppe Garibaldi, in 1839, everything changes. 

Swept into a passionate affair with the idolized mercenary, Anita's life is suddenly consumed by the plight to liberate Southern Brazil from Portugal - a struggle that would cost thousands of lives and span almost 10 bloody years. Little did she know that this first taste of revolution would lead her to cross oceans, traverse continents, and alter the course of her entire life - and the world. 

At once an exhilarating adventure and an unforgettable love story, The Woman in Red is a sweeping, illuminating tale of the feminist icon who became one of the most revered historical figures of South America and Italy.

©2020 Diana Giovinazzo (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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"Captivating.... Giovinazzo adds realistic details to the fast-paced narrative. The novel's focus on a strong woman who defied the odds to follow her heart will appeal to fans of historical fiction." (Publishers Weekly)

"Anita Garibaldi, one of the greatest unsung heroines in history, comes to passionate life in Diana Giovinazzo's searing debut novel, The Woman in Red. Brazilian revolutionary, gaucho, and partner-in-arms to her husband, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Anita is a feminist icon to die for." (Mary Sharratt, author of Ecstasy and Illuminations)

"Anita Garibaldi is exactly the kind of courageous woman whose astonishing story of defiance and dedication - to freedom and to her passions - I've been craving. Told in her bold and unflinching voice, The Woman in Red by Diana Giovinazzo brings this brazen, complex woman - and the man she fought beside - vividly to life." (Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today best-selling author of I Shall Be Near to You)

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  • stephanie L razzano
  • 25-10-20

Well written

Author infused life into the soul of a little known historical character. Well worth the read for both the prose and the discovery of this wonderful woman.

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  • 01-09-20

Outstanding! Wish I could have an encore!!

Helplessly & totally in love with this incredibly outstanding debut novel by an author I have had the pleasure of meeting & will meet again tomorrow night. Will write more soon!