The Town Crier, a local Toronto paper, had some great things to say about Ciao Bella:
"Ciao Bella is a romantic story, even a weepy at times.
But it is a credible literary feat as well, more in the vein of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin or The Time-Traveler’s Wife, than a drugstore romance. There is never an aversion of eyes from the gritty realities of life during that terrible period. Some of the subplots, especially one involving a girl who had apparently been raped by a German soldier, are rather tragic.
In the vernacular of the day, this is not chick lit.
Or not just chick lit.
Lit for anyone with a heart."
Read the entire review.