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A Soldier’s Italian Christmas: Video Excerpt from Chapter 1 of a forbidden romance during WW 2 in war torn Italy

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas”   ***FREE today Saturday October 14, 2017*** 
O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943
Italy

Two days before Christmas, Captain Mack O’Casey gets separated from his unit during battle. He makes a wrong turn and finds himself in a small bombed-out village called Monte D’Oro Rose. It appears to be deserted. It isn’t. A beautiful young woman is watching his every move…

Who is she? You’ll find out in this Video Excerpt from Chapter One of A Soldier’s Italian Christmas

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Excerpt from Chapter One of “A Soldier’s Italian Christmas:”

“American?” Her voice changed. “Oh, thank God,” she said in English.

Mack turned around slowly and saw a young woman holding a gun on him. She bent down and turned up the wick on the lantern sitting on the ground and light flooded the small courtyard. He didn’t breathe until he was certain she wouldn’t shoot him. Dark, beautiful eyes flecked with amber sucked the fatigue right out of him.

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Here is my special video excerpt with lots of photos and my voiceover. It’s 11 minutes long–I cover the first few pages of Chapter One…it was quite a challenge.

I hope you enjoy it.

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas: Excerpt from Chapter One from Jina Bacarr on Vimeo.

Jina

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O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943 Italy

He is a U.S Army captain, a battle-weary soldier who has lost his faith.

She is a nun, her life dedicated to God.

Together they are going to commit an act the civilized world will not tolerate.

They are about to fall in love.

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas is a holiday novella sweet romance available on Amazon Kindle

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas”   ***FREE today Saturday October 14, 2017*** 

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A Soldier’s Italian Christmas: Video Excerpt from Chapter One of a forbidden romance during WW2 in war torn Italy

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas
O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943
Italy

Two days before Christmas, Captain Mack O’Casey gets separated from his unit during battle. He makes a wrong turn and finds himself in a small bombed-out village called Monte D’Oro Rose. It appears to be deserted. It isn’t. A beautiful young woman is watching his every move…

Who is she? You’ll find out in this Video Excerpt from Chapter One of A Soldier’s Italian Christmas

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Excerpt from Chapter One of “A Soldier’s Italian Christmas:”

“American?” Her voice changed. “Oh, thank God,” she said in English.

Mack turned around slowly and saw a young woman holding a gun on him. She bent down and turned up the wick on the lantern sitting on the ground and light flooded the small courtyard. He didn’t breathe until he was certain she wouldn’t shoot him. Dark, beautiful eyes flecked with amber sucked the fatigue right out of him.

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Here is my special video excerpt with lots of photos and my voiceover. It’s 11 minutes long–I cover the first few pages of Chapter One…it was quite a challenge.

I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Jina

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O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943 Italy

He is a U.S Army captain, a battle-weary soldier who has lost his faith.

She is a nun, her life dedicated to God.

Together they are going to commit an act the civilized world will not tolerate.

They are about to fall in love.

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas is a holiday novella sweet romance available on Amazon Kindle

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas: Video Excerpt from Chapter One on My Sexy Saturday 30

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas
O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943
Italy

Two days before Christmas, Captain Mack O’Casey gets separated from his unit during battle. He makes a wrong turn and finds himself in a small bombed-out village called Monte D’Oro Rose. It appears to be deserted. It isn’t. A beautiful young woman is watching his every move…

Who is she? You’ll find out in this Video Excerpt from Chapter One of A Soldier’s Italian Christmas

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Before we get to this special excerpt, here we are at WEEK 30 on:

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Be sure to check out these fab authors and their sexy snippets HERE or click on the Blog Hop widget on the sidebar.

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Here are my 7 sentences from Chapter One of “A Soldier’s Italian Christmas:”

“American?” Her voice changed. “Oh, thank God,” she said in English.

Mack turned around slowly and saw a young woman holding a gun on him. She bent down and turned up the wick on the lantern sitting on the ground and light flooded the small courtyard. He didn’t breathe until he was certain she wouldn’t shoot him. Dark, beautiful eyes flecked with amber sucked the fatigue right out of him.

======================

Here is my special video excerpt with lots of photos and my voiceover. It’s 11 minutes long–I cover the first few pages of Chapter One…it was quite a challenge.

I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Jina

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O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943 Italy

He is a U.S Army captain, a battle-weary soldier who has lost his faith.

She is a nun, her life dedicated to God.

Together they are going to commit an act the civilized world will not tolerate.

They are about to fall in love.

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas is a holiday novella sweet romance available on Amazon Kindle

MFRW Home for the Holidays Blog Hop: “A Soldier’s Christmas Letter”

This is a letter from Captain Mack O’Casey to his mother back in Brooklyn during World War II, and then check out the short video below to find out about the Lost Art of Monte d’Oro Rose stolen by the Nazis.

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Somewhere in Italy

December 25, 1943

Dear Mom,

I sure wish I was home for the holidays with you and Cort. I can see you now sitting

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by the Christmas tree with our stockings hung over the fireplace. Three stockings with a gold star for each of us. Lex. Trace. And me. Tell my little brother Cort he’d better get through basic training and get over here. We need him. The Nazis have us pinned down. Sorry, I can’t tell you any more than that. Just know I’m thinking about you on this Christmas morning and missing you. I sure wish Pop was here. He loved a good fight and he would have whipped these Nazis good. But he died doing what God put him here on earth to do. He wouldn’t have had it any other way.

I know you’re getting teary-eyed reading this letter and I wish I were there to hold your hand. I know Lex feels the same way and so does Trace. But we all have a job to do, whether it’s Lex fighting in the South Pacific or Trace flying over France or me here in Italy. God knows where the Army will send Cort. We’re fighting for freedom and there’s nothing more important than that. But your job on the home front is important, too. Keeping up our spirits with your letters telling us the news back home and using your sugar ration stamps to make cookies for us. Just thinking that maybe next Christmas we’ll be home for the holidays is what keeps us going.

We never stop talking about home. Earlier today I was telling my sergeant, Joe Duffy, about your hand-rolled ravioli and panettone. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Fluffy pasta pillows oozing with cheese and sauce. And so many raisins in the bread, I couldn’t count them all. The Italians here aren’t so lucky. They have little to eat and have to steal food to survive. Duffy and I shared what we had with a bunch of orphans. Poor kids almost didn’t have a Christmas with that Nazi major throwing his weight around. Someday when this war is over, I’ll tell you the whole story. Until then, Mom, I’m in good hands. You see, I discovered a man can lose his faith when he sees his men blown apart by German machine guns or freezing to death in this bitter cold, his feet so blistered he can’t walk, his spirit broken by trudging through black mud and endless rain, but then a miracle happened. I met an angel. A beautiful angel with eyes flecked with amber. And she gave me back that faith…

I’ve got to sign off now. I can’t tell you where I’m going, but don’t worry about me. I’ll be home for Christmas next year, God willing.

Your loving son,

Mack

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Will Captain Mack O’Casey be home for the holidays the next year? And who is this beautiful angel he met?

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas tells the story…

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas 

O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943
Italy

He is a U.S Army captain, a battle-weary soldier who has lost his faith.
She is a nun, her life dedicated to God.
Together they are going to commit an act the civilized world will not tolerate.
They are about to fall in love.

 

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas is a holiday novella sweet romance available on Amazon Kindle

Don’t forget to go back to the MFRW main blog and keep hopping!!

Happy Holidays!

Jina

My Sexy Saturday 27 A Soldier’s Italian Christmas: Sister Angelina meets her hero

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The Christmas Season is here with all the shopping and holiday parties but in days gone by, husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons were fighting in Europe.

What was it like for these men so far from home?

In “A Soldier’s Italian Christmas,” somewhere on the road to Rome, it’s December 1943 when Captain Mack O’Casey gets separated from his unit and makes a wrong turn…and meets a beautiful nun, Sister Angelina.

Before we get started with this week’s snippet, here we are at WEEK 27 on:

MY SEXY SATURDAY: Check out the sexy snippets from fabulous authors HERE!! 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.

Be sure to check out these fab authors and their sexy snippets HERE.

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“A Soldier’s Italian Christmas”

O’Casey Brothers in Arms 1

December 1943
Italy

He is a U.S Army captain, a battle-weary soldier who has lost his faith.
She is a nun, her life dedicated to God.
Together they are going to commit an act the civilized world will not tolerate.
They are about to fall in love.

In this snippet, Sister Angelina agrees to help the captain spy on the Nazis…

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I understand, Captain,” she said, grinning. “You have what I believe you Americans call a date.”

What devil in her had possessed her to say such a thing?

She acted like the village girls she’d seen flirting with the Nazi soldiers. Oh, the shame. But she’d been so overjoyed to see the Americans, she couldn’t help herself. Her hand shook so much when she heard the intruders, she’d grabbed Father Tom’s pistol, praying she didn’t have to use it. She’d just returned from restocking their food coffers from the monastery. After the Allies bombed the hillside, the monks had fled, taking what art they could with them and escaping down the steep terrain on mules. Father Tom had stayed behind with his faithful caretaker, Marcello, but the Nazi major commandeered the monastery library for his headquarters, making her mission not only difficult but dangerous.

She hated the Nazi with his harsh yells and whip lashings. Major von Arx wore his National Socialist medals with pride on his trim-fitting uniform. His long legs and short-cropped hair burned like a scarecrow’s made the children cry whenever he rode by the orphanage in his motorcycle sidecar.

That was not the case with the handsome American.

Angelina touched the medal with the cross around her neck and kissed it, giving thanks. She couldn’t believe her prayers had been answered, but did the Lord have to send such a gorgeous man? Bronze skin like an ancient warrior, broad shoulders, square jaw. The amused lift of his dark brow giving him the air of a romantic knight. But it was his eyes that held her in a trance. Clear blue pools swirling with curiosity, but also filled with purpose, always alert. No movement escaped him. Did he see how she looked at him?

Here was a good man, she thought, a strong man. A hero.

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A Soldier’s Italian Christmas is a holiday novella sweet romance available on Amazon Kindle

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