Ingrid McCarthy’s Latest Novel “Anna’s Shadow” Receives Acclaim and the Prestigious Literary Titan Gold Book Award

Ingrid McCarthy's Latest Novel "Anna's Shadow" Receives Acclaim and the Prestigious Literary Titan Gold Book Award
Praised for its vivid imagery and historical depth, “Anna’s Shadow” is acclaimed by critics and showcases Ingrid McCarthy’s rich storytelling, rooted in her extensive theatre and community service background. The book, set in various time periods and locations, follows Sofia Rossi, a Canadian-Italian orthopedic surgeon, as she embarks on a life-changing adventure sparked by a letter-writing volunteer experience in Verona

Ingrid McCarthy, an esteemed novelist with a rich background in theatre and a passion for storytelling, has once again captivated audiences with her latest work, “Anna’s Shadow.” This novel has been honored with the Literary Titan Gold Book Award, a testament to its excellence and impact.

“Anna’s Shadow” unfolds the gripping tale of Sofia Rossi, a Canadian-Italian orthopedic surgeon with a haunting past. Temporarily leaving her position at Doctors Without Borders, she volunteers at the Juliet Club in Verona, responding to letters from lovers worldwide. Sofia’s routine takes an unexpected turn when she replies to a letter from Luke Miller, a Canadian in his late seventies. This response sparks an adventure that weaves through present-day Verona, the war-torn city of 1945, post-war Switzerland, Germany, and Canada.

Ingrid McCarthy’s expert storytelling, informed by her 33-year career in theatre and her extensive community work recognized by the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, brings to life a narrative that is as moving as it is thrilling. “Anna’s Shadow,” inspired by true events, explores the profound themes of coincidence, destiny, and fate.

Critics have praised the novel for its unique blend of historical romance and its evocative settings. Kirkus Reviews describes it as “An unusual historical romance set in two time periods,” highlighting its distinctive narrative structure. Literary Titan, awarding it five stars, commends its “vivid imagery and compelling setting,” appealing especially to those who cherish 20th-century backdrops. Likewise, Reader’s Favorite, also granting it five stars, acknowledges the book’s potential to make a “dramatic and thoughtful impact on its readers.”

Ingrid McCarthy has crafted a story that is not only enthralling but also deeply inspiring, making it a must-read for anyone who appreciates the power of historical fiction. “Anna’s Shadow” is available now on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.

About the Book

In this heart-stirring novel, a Canadian-Italian orthopedic surgeon on leave from a renowned international medical organization finds herself in the historic city of Verona, answering letters of the lovelorn. But when she responds to one from a fellow Canadian, her life takes an unexpected turn, leading her on a journey through time and destiny. From the shadowed streets of war-torn Italy to the serene landscapes of Switzerland and back to the shores of Canada, this story weaves a rich tapestry of fate, coincidence, and the enduring power of connections that cross the boundaries of time. It’s a tale that not only delves into the depths of human emotion and the mysteries of the past but also celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the face of life’s unexpected twists.

About the Author

Ingrid McCarthy is a distinguished author with a rich background in theatre and community service. After a 33-year career in theatre, McCarthy now dedicates her time to writing dramatic novels and novellas for adults and children. Recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the City of Ottawa and a recipient of the 30-year medal from the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, McCarthy is renowned for her fundraising work and efforts to promote reading and writing among young students. She resides in Ottawa, Canada.

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