The Walls of Lucca by Steve Physioc
Publication Date: March 26, 2018
eBook & Paperback; 509 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Praise for The Walls of Lucca“An absorbing, well-researched saga.” — Kirkus Reviews “The Walls of Lucca is a tender, suspenseful and touching story sure to please fans of romance, political stories, and historical novels.” — BlueInk Review "Author Steve Physioc has really managed to find the perfect balance of romance and real life." - Readers' Favorite
Above the Walls by Steve Physioc
Publication Date: February 1, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 484 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Praise for Above the Walls“Once again, Physioc brings wartime Italy to vibrant life…Convincing historical fiction with a spiritual slant.” - Kirkus Reviews “It was a delight to step back into the Martellino vineyard and to author Steve Physioc’s unique blend of romantic drama and harrowingly austere pre-war conditions.” - Readers Favorite “To write I am astounded by Above the Walls is an understatement; this captivating book captured me and held me prisoner until the very end.” - Red Headed Book Lover blog.
The Walls Of Lucca offers a very personal perspective on monumental events. Going into WWI. Italy as a country is not prepared for what will be asked of it. In blood, money, manpower, or sheer sacrifice.
So when these facts are taken into account from the more personal perspectives of farmers, landowners, an orphan, and nuns.
Who are literally seeing all that they have ever known being decimated by an untouchable enemy.
While the social and spiritual fabric which they cloaked themselves in. And have accepted as the central hallmark of who and what they are in this life is being ripped to shreds before their very eyes. While they struggle to hold on to what they can.
And in some way find love and some semblance of stability. In a world that has become naught but shifting sand.
The second installment of this series, Above The Walls. Offers readers a look at a far wiser version of the same cast. As they have lived, learned, grown, and survived. With some having made mistakes that will now come back to haunt them and those they hold most dear.
Both The Walls Of Lucca and is sequel, Above The Walls. Are written with an emotional depth that serves to endear the reader to each character. Giving one a sense of almost automatic investment in this person's life. And making whether or not this person could be classified as a hero or villain. At least in the classical sense. A moot point.
These are books that take all that seems simple about life, love, survival, and beliefs.
And allow the reader to realize just how complex, nuanced, and multifaceted they have they propensity to become. In the face of a seemingly unwinable war. And an even more uncertain future.
About the Author
As an Emmy-winning radio and TV broadcaster for football, baseball and basketball, Steve Physioc has been telling stories for 40 years. After a trip to Italy with his wife, Stace, he was inspired to tell a different kind of story — his novels, The Walls of Lucca and Above the Walls. He and Stace live in Kansas City and love to visit and spend time with their children, Ryan and Kevin, and three grandchildren.
Blog Tour Schedule
Sunday, October 6 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books (The Walls of Lucca)
Tuesday, October 8 Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Thursday, October 10 Review at The Book Reader
Friday, October 11 Feature at Maiden of the Pages
Sunday, October 13 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books (Above the Walls) Tuesday, October 15 Interview at Passages to the Past
Thursday, October 17 Review at Coffee and Ink
Saturday, October 19 Review at Just Another Reader (The Walls of Lucca)
Monday, October 21 Feature at CelticLady's Reviews
Wednesday, October 23 Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
GiveawayDuring the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of The Walls of Lucca and Above the Walls! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 25th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Paperback giveaway is open to the US only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen. Steve Physioc