Beneath a Scarlet Sky By: Mark Sullivan

Hello its Tuesday,

So what is everybody reading or maybe you have finished a good book.  Please fee free to share what you have read or are reading, I would love to see.  Who knows my TBR list may get even longer.

I have finished Mark Sullivan’s Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Barbara Copperthwaite’s Invisible and Christopher Greyson’s And Then She Was Gone, which all were great reads.  So I am a little behind in my reviews.  And I am currently reading Sally Rigby’s Deadly Games and following it with Fatal Justice.

So one to my review of Beneath a Scarlet Sky


Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

Fans of All the Light We Cannot SeeThe Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.


You can purchase it here.

  • File Size:2002 KB
  • Print Length:525 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN:1503943372
  • Publisher:Lake Union Publishing (May 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date:May 1, 2017

 A1gXoFES5FL._US230_ Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan is the acclaimed author of eighteen novels, including the #1 Kindle bestselling Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and the #1 New York Times bestselling Private series, which he writes with James Patterson. Mark has received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award, and his works have been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year.

He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English before working as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa.

Upon his return to the United States, he earned a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and began a career in investigative journalism. An avid skier and adventurer, he lives with his wife in Bozeman, Montana, where he remains grateful for the miracle of every moment.

My Thoughts:

I also read that this was going to be a major television event, and I hope that it will be on a local station, I would love to see it, after reading the book.

I kept hearing from others about this book, so I thought I would download it through Kindle and read it.  I have seen some of the reviews for this where they said it was like reading a comic book, I didn’t feel that.   This is the first book that I have read by Mark Sullivan and I am sure that it won’t be my last.  I loved learning about Pino and learning about Milan.  (Which I hope to visit one day)  Another thing added to my bucket list.

Pino Lello, 17 years of age, is wise beyond his years and intelligent, as well. It is a gripping story of resilience, the indomitable spirit of a young man that knew no boundaries and courage that sustained him during dark hours.   He is interested in girls and music and girls. He pays little attention to the Nazi occupation until the Allies start to bomb the city on a daily basis. His parents decide to send him to a boys school in the mountains that he has been to before, to keep him safe. He is anything but safe when he starts leading downed Allied pilots and people escaping from Italy to safety over a treacherous mountain route to Switzerland.

He is called home by his parents who insist that he join the German Army – they felt it was safer to be in the German Army than the Italian Army and despite his misgivings, he follows his parents orders. Once again, he puts himself in danger and works for the resistance while he is a member of the German Army. Well reading this I couldn’t understand why Pino kept putting himself in danger I wanted to jump inside the story line and shake him lol.  I was sad for him when the love of his live died.

I liked how the author of this book did me a favor in describing the true heroes of the war few will ever know about. I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it.

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I hope everyone has a great week of reading and now I am on to the next review.  Thanks for stopping by.


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