Children of the Mists

Children of the Mists

A Sardinian Saga

Romance - Historical
318 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2016
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Author Biography

Lexa Dudley is a freelance writer and a poet. She fell in love with the island of Sardinia in 1972 when visiting for the first time with her family; and became intrigued with the island’s unique culture.
She has always enjoyed writing, but with a large family to look after and helping her husband run his business, it was a part time hobby.
Her first book‘The Whispering Wind’ is a romantic story which gives us a glimpse into the closed world of the Sardinians and reflects her love for the island and its people. This book won three awards in the US in 2014
Her latest, also set in Sardinia, but in 1855 is 'Children of the Mists' a story of honour, revenge but most of all love.
This book was a winner in Canada in 2016
Lexa has returned to Sardinia every year since her first visit and travelled extensively over the island to see the many interesting sites and monuments and to visit numerous friends.
She gave an interview on Radio Sardegna in 1978 about her love for the island and enjoyed a close friendship with the late notable Sardinian author Marcello Serra and his family. She also gave an interview on Radio Suffolk in 2013
Lexa lives in Suffolk with her husband, three dogs and two horses and enjoys her four sons and eight grandchildren. She is busy working on her next novel which is also set in Sardinia and England

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite

Raffaella and Antonio were childhood friends. As children they were always together, did everything with each other, and shared their secrets with one another. As they grew up, their friendship eventually turned into the passionate, all-consuming love they now feel. They were planning their wedding even before they had the permission of their parents. They wed by themselves in the church near where they live. That was how much they believed that they would be together. It was supposed to be a happy ever after for them, but Raffaella’s brother, Orlando, had other ideas. Consumed by his greed and desire to be of a higher social standing, Orlando promises his sister to a doctor in training, Luigi, whom Raffaella doesn’t love and can’t even stand. How will Raffaella and Antonio be together in Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley?

Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley is a historical love story for all ages. It might have been full of strife, but it is proof that love conquers all. The story was written well, the plot developed nicely, and was easy to understand. It is set in the 1800s in Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, which, judging from the book, seems to be an exquisite place. The characters were lovable, even Orlando, except for Luigi who was baleful. Raffaella and Antonio were both likable characters, and I was rooting for them throughout the book. Their love was strong and you can really feel their anguish through the pages. It was a story rife with death, betrayal, ill omens, and curses, but also contains love, honor and loyalty.