From Sand and Ash

Italy, 1943—Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.

As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood.

Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church.

But Eva can’t quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.

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From Sand and Ash Reviews

  • Marilyn C.
    Apr 23, 2017

    Marilyn C.

    A heartfelt story where love and faith triumph during World War II in Fascist Italy. This was the first book that I have read that shows the incredible measures the Catholic Church took to hide and evacuate the Jewish people during Hitler's reign. Amy Harmon's well written fictional st...

  • *TANYA*
    Apr 10, 2017


    Amy Harmon at her very best! Her writing and stories are always excellent, but this one is just wise and deviously SUBLIME!!!"I love you. I have always loved you, and I will always love you." ...

  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    Mar 23, 2017

    Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)

    ❝"I have always been yours, Angelo," she said, echoing the very words he'd thought while he prayed. She was his. "But you have never been mine."❞ 4.5 STARSWow. I am SPEECHLESS. This book was just so painfully beautiful. I am literally at a loss for words on how to translat...

  • Lindsay
    Feb 27, 2017


    5 stars! I know it's only February, but I'm going to go ahead and say this is my favourite book of 2017 - it will be next to impossible to top. Historical fiction is my most favourite genre and this book was one of the absolute best historical fiction novels I have ever read! I took...

  • Karen
    Jan 7, 2017


    From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon is one of the most beautiful and horrific books I've ever read about World War ll.It is much more than a love story and so much more than the plight of the Jewish people during this devastating time in history. It's a story about love, courage, sacrifice...

  • Emma Scott
    Jan 5, 2017

    Emma Scott

    It took far too long to finish I think part of me dreaded where it might go. But whenever I read about the atrocities committed during WWII, I feel, in some measure, as Angelo did. That we have to bear witness however it is presented to us, and never forget. Yes, this story is fiction ...

  • Melody Kimmons-Allen
    Dec 30, 2016

    Melody Kimmons-Allen

    From sand and ashBravo! This was absolutely outstanding! I love Amy Harmon books, or any author who invest in their stories. Anyone can come up with a romantic Cinderella story, and that's not to say I don't enjoy those as well—but stories like this, I praise. I praise them becaus...

  • Linda
    Dec 25, 2016


    I did not do much research, before buying "From Sand and Ash." It was the cover that caught my eye online. The short description told of a young Jewish woman and a Catholic priest who grew up together and gradually, silently fell in love through the years but were separated by their di...

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    Dec 24, 2016

    Jacqueline's Reads

    5 Breath taking starsI was really nervous going into this book. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to read it. I didn’t know much about this book except it took place during World War II. I’m a mood reader and I love epic novels, but I had to get myself into the right frame of ...

  • Candace
    Dec 21, 2016


    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.comBeautiful, heartbreaking and inspirational. Loved it! Amy Harmon is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Each of her books that I've read has been incredibly emotional and touching.'From Sand and Ash' is a gripping account of ...