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.Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indiebound
...a beautiful story of love and redemption.
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...a tender, surprising romance, all in the shadow of World War II. A warm and heartfelt story of emotional survival.
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