Looking for a heart-warming, tear-jerking and inspirational love story? I’ve got one for you!
Set in the Italian Alps and the United States during the early and mid-1900s, this novel follows the story of Ciro Lazzari and Enza Ravenelli. The two meet under unfortunate circumstances near their homes in Italy and through a series of fateful events, continue to meet throughout their lives even after they both move to America. In America, Ciro starts out as a shoemaker’s apprentice and Enza, a talented seamstress, finds a job at the Metropolitan Opera House. This is a story about the successes and disappointments of their life in America and the magnetic power of true love.
This is the second Adriana Trigiani book I’ve read. The first was Lucia, Lucia which I started near the end of my honeymoon in Italy and finished once we got home. I loved that book and even remember bawling my eyes out as I was finishing reading it at the DMV while I was waiting to change my name on my driver’s license. This book was no different and I can’t say enough good things about this story or Adriana Trigiani’s writing. It is an incredibly heartfelt story of two people’s ups and downs in life and the lives of immigrants who came to the United States in the early 1900s. I adored and admired every character in this book for their incredible work ethic, loyalty and commitment to their family. I felt better after reading this novel and I think it is perfect for summer or vacation reading. I highly recommend it and hope you fall in love with it as much as I did.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
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