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Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"Angelina led a life which required her to fib."

When Angelina, the black sheep of the Pagano family, meets the mysterious Mr. Russell, she has no idea that she has seen him another country. And so begins "Farewell My Life," a novel in three parts, which spins an operatic tale of dangerous love and loss.

"The Lost Mother," the first part of this novel, slices ba
Paperback, 588 pages
Published April 7th 2019 by Independently Published
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Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading Cynthia Sally Haggard’s Thwarted Queen Saga, I was looking forward to her newest release, Farewell My Life. I was not disappointed. She has a special talent of transporting her readers back in time, feel as though they are part of the story, and living in that moment in history.

Farewell My Live gets a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it and plan on reading it again in the near future. It is definitely a keeper.

I received this book from the publisher.
Billy Buttons
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
23rd June, 2019

TITLE: Farewell My Life
AUTHOR: Cynthia Sally Haggard
Star Rating: 4.5

‘A gripping historical saga written with energy and literary flare. Highly recommended.’ Wishing Shelf

Set in three parts, this superbly written historical novel is (mostly) set in Berlin between the wars and, subsequently, the setting is very much overshadowed by the rise of the Nazis. Written in a very literary way, the writing style reflects the time of the story. It is very ac
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I have to admit that when I received Farewell My Life I was a little worried. This is one big book! But as I started I realized that this would be a quick read because the author, Cynthia Sally Haggard, does a great job of bringing the characters to life. The story is based around the main character, Grace. When we first meet her she is 17 and to save she is niave would be an understatement. In fact at times I found myself getting frustrated at how little she knew, like she was a real person! Th ...more
Lisa Lemelin
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy from to read and review .

Highly recommend to readers who like books with 500+ pages
Pavani Mathur
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the elaborate descriptions of all the places in this book. This is the kind of book that shows instead of just telling.

I also loved the historical setting and how the everyday situations were described. The novel is set in Berlin, in the middle of the two wars, so the Nazis are obviously an important factor in the story.

The characters are very well-developed and interesting to read about. Angelina is a fascinating character, as is Grace. Along the duration of the book, Grace learns a lot
gwendalyn _books_
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Farewell My Life is a coming of age period drama, the book is set in between World War I and World War II. Written in third person narration the author has creatively set the novel into three distinctive parts. The opening of the book is set in Georgetown, Washington DC Angelina, a single mother to Violent and Grace is the black sheep of the Pagano family. She does not follow the norm. Her morals are questionable to say the least. A chance meeting she finds introducing handsome Nicholas Russell ...more
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Cynthia Sally Haggard was born and reared in Surrey, England. About 30 years ago she surfaced in the United States, inhabiting the Mid-Atlantic region as she wound her way through four careers: violinist, cognitive scientist, medical writer, and novelist. 

Cynthia graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Cambridge MA, in June 2015.
Her first novel, Thwarted Queen, a frustra