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The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley is a breathtakingly warm romance set in Sardinia. Elise visits the beautiful island, Sardinia, on a holiday away from her abusive husband, William. The hospitality of the locals and the beauty of the island captivate her and she ends up falling in love with Beppe, a man after her own heart. After years of sadness, she feels her life now has some meaning and revels in the romance of her new-found love. Unfortunately, she has to rush back to her mother's side and then the heartbreaking part of the story begins. Though in her heart she is determined to go back to her love as promised, life and fate have other plans for her. Will she ever be reunited with the one man to whom her soul belongs? Will that man live up to his promise of doing everything possible for her? Will Beppe's love stand the test of time?
The Whispering Wind is definitely a book one can enjoy on holiday. The author has woven the story fantastically while explaining the culture and lifestyle of Sardinia. The place really comes alive with the wonderful descriptions of the various places and festivals. The love story of Elise and Beppe stays with you for a long time. The story is romantic, beautiful, and touches a chord deep in one's heart. One almost wishes that the star-crossed lovers had ended up with a different twist to their story, but on second thoughts, it would not have the same poignancy and feel to it if it was any different. A highly recommended read for those of us who still get misty-eyed over true love and soul mates.