War has been a backdrop for countless works of classic fiction throughout the ages. From Shakespearean times through the modern age, warfare has provided both background and impetus for terrific character studies.
Olaf Olafsson’s latest novel is no exception. Set during World War II at a crumbling Tuscany villa in the town of San Martino, RESTORATION explores the lives of several brave and determined characters during tragic times. When a wealthy young English woman named Alice agrees to marry an older Italian man, Claudio Orsini, she has no idea how that decision will impact the rest of her life.
"Like all great war novels, RESTORATION does not pull away from the horrors that come along with warfare.... Olafsson deftly peels back the layers of this tale and does not reveal all of its secrets until the final pages are turned."