A Great Hope: A Prequel to The Beauty Of Secrets & Lies Series

rebellious woman who yearns for adventures

Lilian Young is a young and rebellious woman who yearns for adventures that will take her far from her well-heeled but dull existence amidst England’s upper classes. This opportunity presents itself when her parents take her to Italy for the summer in 1934 and there, in the beautiful surroundings of Amalfi, Lily falls in love with the country, its culture and Luigi Leoni.
All too soon she must return to England and the two young lovers agree to correspond and to meet again soon. But when Luigi fails to keep his promise, Lily is forced to move on, and soon she is engaged to the dashing Winston Downing.
But her heart cannot accept that she and Luigi will never be together, and before she succumbs to life without love or meaning, she makes the momentous decision to go back to Italy to try and find him. At the time, a country that has made a pact with Nazi Germany. There, in 1939, with the whole of Europe poised to go to war, Lily and her cousin Mary find that everything has changed.
Will she find Luigi? And if she does, what can she do about it as war comes ever closer? Follow her heart or stay loyal to her country in its hour of need?

"***Bobbi Jo Wagner - I enjoyed and look forward to reading more from this author. This is a shorter story that I can't wait to read more from this series. This is a well written story where the author used details to make the story realistic and it just pops. I enjoyed being pulled into the story from the start. I read this book in one sitting as it was that fast paced.***Karla B. - I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming/heartbreaking story that follows three generations from WWII era to present day***Sharyn Adams-Farrar - Thought this was a little too current but loved it. History that I know about.***"

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