Spring time is the hot time for all the upcoming new historical fictions releases! My TBR list always seems to double from late February/early March until about the end of April. I simply love historical fiction and author Lisa Scottoline has written a number of novels which makes me even more excited for this one!
The one thing that drew me to this historical fiction was the setting. So many historical fiction novels are set during WWII and it’s typically in France or England, which mades sense right? Since France and England was where all the fighting was mostly happening. But there is a whole other area that was greatly impacted by the war too…..Italy.
This book is set in Italy and is based on true events. This book sounds like it’s going to focus more on the rise of Mussolini and fascism as war threatens the country. It sounds like it’s going to be an impactful novel with loads of historical details to recommend itself and I am so here for it. I cannot wait to read this one! It is out now so if historical fiction is your thing be sure to get this one on your radar!
#1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic of historical fiction fueled by shocking true events, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome…in the creeping shadow of fascism.
What war destroys, only love can heal.
Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family of professional cyclists; and Sandro a Jewish mathematics prodigy, kind-hearted and thoughtful, the son of a lawyer and a doctor. Their friendship blossoms to love, with both Sandro and Marco hoping to win Elisabetta’s heart. But in the autumn of 1937, all of that begins to change as Mussolini asserts his power, aligning Italy’s Fascists with Hitler’s Nazis and altering the very laws that govern Rome. In time, everything that the three hold dear–their families, their homes, and their connection to one another–is tested in ways they never could have imagined.
As anti-Semitism takes legal root and World War II erupts, the threesome realizes that Mussolini was only the beginning. The Nazis invade Rome, and with their occupation come new atrocities against the city’s Jews, culminating in a final, horrific betrayal. Against this backdrop, the intertwined fates of Elisabetta, Marco, Sandro, and their families will be decided, in a heartbreaking story of both the best and the worst that the world has to offer.
Unfolding over decades, Eternal is a tale of loyalty and loss, family and food, love and war–all set in one of the world’s most beautiful cities at its darkest moment. This moving novel will be forever etched in the hearts and minds of readers. (summary from Goodreads)
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHORLisa Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels. She has overthirty million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-fivecountries. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for thePhiladelphia Inquirer, which have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She has served as President ofthe Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice in Fiction,” at theUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.