Eternal - Lisa Scottoline

Eternal

By Lisa Scottoline

  • Release Date - Published: 2021-03-23
  • Book Genre: Historical
  • Author: Lisa Scottoline
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 411 Ratings)

Eternal Lisa Scottoline read online review & book description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
#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.

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Posted Reviews

  • Oh my...Eternal

    5
    By 74redvet
    My family is from Turino. So, everything Italian is precious to me. What an amazing story! Grazie Grazie! The fictional combined with historical prose is exemplary... If you love all things Italian and an incredible historical account of the tragedy that unfolded in Rome... Indulge- you won’t be sorry. Ciao, Ciao!
  • Eternal

    5
    By S_quinth
    Kept me up late at night because I couldn’t stop reading until I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer!
  • Eternal

    4
    By srormy1
    A lot of character development. Pages and pages of nothing and then tragedy. The book was ok, not the best historical documentation of the Nazi occupation of Italy.
  • A young adult Novel?

    3
    By ...books...
    Although the research was undoubtedly strong, the prose were sophomoric and the female character was weak. Spilling a plate of pasta on a Nazi lap earned an eye roll. I stuck with this book for the history that thrilled. The fictional aspect left me dissatisfied.
  • Lisa’s Best Novel

    5
    By Samnite100
    I am an Abruzzo - born immigrant who did not meet my father till I was 7 yrs old in Chicago. My Dad came to America in 1955, seeking his father who he had never met (he celebrates his 95th Bday next week). Indeed...our story is of family and love and memories. Lisa, this storyline resonated with deep memories. Thank you for being our family historian. Much love.
  • Eternal

    5
    By Nannie'sgame
    Absolutely remarkable, well written. A heart wrenching true to life story of love, respect, and the horrors of war.

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