Letters of Redemption

Vince Santoro Author, Letters of RedemptionWhen letters are written on behalf of a friend and then turn into your own expression of love, it ultimately leads to guilt and a search for how to end the dishonesty.

Roberto had never learned how to write. Maria didn’t know this because she had just met him before he was sent to the front lines of North Africa during World War II. Roberto asks a fellow-soldier, Antonio, to write letters to Maria on his behalf. The secret is well hidden and even after Roberto’s death in battle, as the war continues, so do the letters.

Antonio’s dishonesty leads to guilt but the relationship he had created and nurtured over time prevents him from telling the truth. He has fallen in love. The war ends. Antonio must find Maria, plea for forgiveness and declare his love for her. Maria, who has also fallen in love with the man behind the letters, must decide whether to follow her heart or let Antonio go.

Letters of Redemption is a story of a man’s search for reconciliation from his transgressions. It is a story of a woman, torn between her hunger for independence and newfound love.

A hard life as a boy and a witness to the horrors of war as a young man have shaped Antonio’s values and have caused him to do things he later regrets. Maria, the only child of Sicilian parents, lives with the inequities of a male-dominated society. Their experiences are also life lessons that open a window to the possibility of a better life. Maria must find a way to break through the shackles of inequalities. Antonio must discover how to make his life better; how to be a better man.