Rosanna comes from the back streets of Naples. She doesn’t particularly have a burning desire to shake off her lowly-born tag, but she does have a wonderful voice. Thanks to opera singer Roberto, she’s able to go to Milan and become a world famous soprano. Roberto has seduced a very long list of women, including Rosanna’s sister and best friend, and seems to have come straight out of a Jilly Cooper book, but he and Rosanna marry.
Meanwhile, Rosanna’s best friend really loves Rosanna’s brother. He loves her too, but he wants to become a priest. A definite touch of The Thorn Birds there. There’s also a rather odd sub-plot involving some stolen artwork.
It’s all a bit tropey, but it’s a very entertaining read if you’re after something light, and there are some nice descriptions of places. Not bad at all.