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  • Location: Naples, Hollywood, Sorrento

The Traitor’s Wife

The Traitor’s Wife

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1943, 1962: Inspired by the stories of the heroines of the Italian Resistance

  • ISBN: 978-1472294326
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical, Inspired by true events

What you need to know before your trail

Naples 1943

Luisa Giordano has faced many losses: her mother to a deadly illness, the man she loved to the Nazis when war came to Italy, and her unborn child at the hands of her own husband. All Luisa has left is her voice, and when she learns her husband is colluding with the enemy, she knows she must use it to fuel the women of Naples with fire.

Los Angeles 1962

Hollywood starlet Lola Hart has come a long way from the backstreets of Naples, the glamorous parties a way to dull the pain of the past. When she is offered the role of a lifetime portraying a heroine of the Italian resistance, she knows returning home means confronting old ghosts. But as she seeks out the story behind the film, she realises there are many in Naples with secrets, and that the woman she is to play held the greatest one of all…

Travel Guide

Naples to Hollywood

Two very distinct and interesting locations for telling the story of war, resistance and courage.


The novel describes what life was like for the Italian people during the war and gives a very penetrating view of life in every way that normal Italian people had to go through. Luisa Giordano has lost almost everything and her husband is a violent man. The Nazis arrive and men like him find a purpose to the detriment of everyone else.


Lola might now be an actress but she comes from Naples and has never forgotten her life there. Facing the past means  returning to the city she once loved, but the past comes back to haunt and then some! The book describes the city under two time periods very well and through two sets of very different POVs.

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Destination/Location: Naples, Hollywood  Author:  Sarah Steele Departure: 1943, 1962

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