Monday, August 10, 2009

Innocent War by Susan Violante

"I wanted to share my father's real-life experiences in an action-driven, dramatic, yet humorous, tale."
We recently received a copy of "Innocent War," a fictional biography that shares the true events the author's father experienced as a young boy during WWII, in the 1940s in Libya and Italy to review!
How well do you know your family?
After years of feeling isolated from her father and his legacy, author Susan Violante suggested that her father tape-record his own life story. A couple of years later, he handed her five tapes. Surprised yet pleased to share his narrative, Violante transformed her father's life adventures into a fictional biography. The first book in the "Nino Series," Innocent War (Xlibris, April 2009) shares the true events Violante's father experienced as a young boy during WWII, in the 1940s in Libya and Italy.

Set in 1940 during the beginning of Italy's WWII, Innocent War follows a young boy's adventures through a child's innocent view of the wars hardships, dangers and tragedies, combined with his own humor, innocence and awakening as he grows up. It is the first installment in Violante's fictional trilogy based on historical facts experienced by the real-life Nino.
Historical Fictions are one of my favorite genres so I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review this book. This is such a compelling story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Throughout this quick read, I learned a lot about the history of this time period and found it hard to stop reading. We highly recommend this great read and look forward to reading the rest of Nino's story in the future books.

Nino, now 79 years old, lives in Boca Rotan, Fla., with his bride of 52 years. Susan Violante currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and their two teenage daughters. She is now working on the next title in the "Nino Series," A New Beginning. For more information on Innocent War or Violante, please visit and


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