The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
Young Adelia Monteforte begins the summer of 1941 aboard a crowded ship bound for America, utterly alone yet free of Fascist Italy. Whisked away to the seaside by her well-meaning aunt and uncle, she slowly begins to adapt to her new life. That summer, she basks in the noisy affection of the boisterous Irish-Catholic boys next door, and although she adores all four of the Connally brothers, it's the eldest, Charlie, she pines for. But all hopes for a future together are throttled by the creep of war and a tragedy that hits much closer to home.
...a beautiful story of love and redemption.
~ Kristin Hannah, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Nightingale
...When it comes to bringing an era to life, this author has no peer. It's a powerful, moving drama of love, loss and redemption--heartbreaking, authentic and ultimately uplifting.
~ Susan Wiggs, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
...a tender, surprising romance, all in the shadow of World War II. A warm and heartfelt story of emotional survival.
~ Diane Chamberlain, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Silent Sister
...meticulous research, a feisty heroine, and a sweeping plot makes this book a real page-turner
~ Karen White, NYT Bestselling Author
...the kind of book that absorbs you from the beginning and doesn't let go.
~ Beatriz Williams, NYT Bestselling Author
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