My first three novels, published by Kensington Publishing Corp. NYC and Harper Collins in the UK, are all set in Italy, though different time periods and places. It’s the country where my heart sings fiercest. Its culture is in my bones. These are for readers who yearn for stories that transport them to another time and place, sensual descriptions of its food and culture with complicated, passionate relationships at their core.

New Release THIS AUGUST

Alba Fresu's father is kidnapped by bandits and released a month later unharmed but a changed man. Alba is shaken and unable to readjust to normal life. After studying the piano with an eccentric signora in secret , she defies her father and flees her small town Sardinian life for the classical music world of 1970s Rome, entering into the vibrant community of artists and a passionate affair. Her path reaches a crossroads. She must decide how to reconcile her talent with her longing for love and discover what it truly means to live free.

magical, musical and downright glorious
— The Book Trail
an enchanting new novel
— P Norfolk BookReviews
a masterpiece of a novel
— TripFiction
lyrical and powerful
— Hot Brands Cool Places
Filled with sumptuous descriptions of the music and food of Sardinia, Alexander’s pleasurable tale will appeal to fans of Louis de Bernieres’s Corelli’s Mandolin.
— Publisher's Weekly - A Roman Rhapsody
UK Edition August 22nd 2019

UK Edition August 22nd 2019

US Edition August 27th 2019

US Edition August 27th 2019

rich flavours of Italian life and food and the soaring notes of a sensual composition
— Lancashire Post

The true story of my Sardinian godfather that sparked fiction

USA Edition

USA Edition

“Alexander’s novel will leave readers riveted until the explosive conclusion.”
— Publishers Weekly
`Readers who enjoy Adriana Trigiani’s historical Italian family sagas will adore Alexander’s debut.’
— Booklist
“Alexander paints a loving and breathtaking picture of the Mediterranean island, especially glorious descriptions of food.”
— Library Journal
UK Edition

UK Edition

Under a Sardinian Sky

Sometimes a family’s deepest silences hide the most important secrets. For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family’s Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it’s time to learn the truth.

In 1952, Simius is a busy town surrounded by fertile farms and orchards. Carmela Chirigoni, a farmer's daughter and talented seamstress, is engaged to Franco, son of the area's wealthiest family. everyone agrees it is a good match. But Carmela's growing doubts about Franco's possessiveness are magnified when she meets Captain Joe Kavanagh. Joe, an American officer stationed at a local army base, is charismatic, intelligent, and married. Hired as his interpreter, Carmela resolves to ignore her feelings, knowing that any future together must bring upheaval and heartache to both families.

As Mina follows the threads of Carmela's life to uncover her fate, she will discover a past still deeply alive in the present, revealing a story of hope, sacrifice and extraordinary love.

US Edition

US Edition

A touching saga of families, friends, lovers and secrets
— The Daily Mail
An absolutely stunning book
— Hot Brands Cool Places
Epic narrative with the wonders of self-discovery
— Publisher's Weekly
Escapist summer reading at its best
— Yours
UK Edition

UK Edition

The Secret Legacy

Santina is spending her final days at her home, Villa San Vito, in the beautiful Italian town of Positano. As she decides the fate of the magnificent eighteenth century palazzo she must confront the choices that led her here.

In 1949, hoping to escape poverty, young Santina becomes housekeeper to a distinguished British major and his creative, impulsive wife, Adeline.

When they move to Positano, Santina joins them, raising their daughter as Adeline’s mental health declines. With each passing year, Santina becomes more deeply entwined with the family, trying to navigate her complicated feelings for a man who is much more than an employer―while hiding secrets that could shatter the only home she knows . . .

A little background to how The Secret Legacy grew….

 
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At HQ - almost reaching the lectern, sharing some of the background to  The Last Concerto

At HQ - almost reaching the lectern, sharing some of the background to

The Last Concerto

The Last Concerto Audiobook

The Last Concerto Audiobook

 
HQ Meet the Author Event  with fellow HQ authors Alice Feeney & Felicity Everett

HQ Meet the Author Event

with fellow HQ authors Alice Feeney & Felicity Everett