What is the greatest legacy you can leave to your children? In my opinion, it’s love. I grew up knowing my mom and dad loved me. Though she grew up in the lap of luxury, Rebecca Lewis, the main character in my latest release, didn’t always know her parents cared for her.
The story opens in the days following the stock market crash of 1929. Once again, Rebecca will need to adjust her expectations. Her life has been on hold so long, she’s weary of the fight. And that Italian count she’s had an on-and-off engagement with? Probably off again.
And then her father dies.
So what now?
Rebecca Lewis is a reluctant bride-to-be. Marrying Riccardo Alverá, a young Italian count, may seem like a dream come true—an instant answer to her family’s dire straits. But it also means she must leave American soil, possibly forever.
Riccardo is relentless in his pursuit of Rebecca. After her father’s death, she and her mother set sail for Italy. Though Rebecca is still plagued by doubt, Riccardo’s warmth and humor soon melt the icy frost encasing her heart. But as Rebecca settles into his Italian villa, her questions and fears return.
His mother, Carlotta Alverá, is dedicated to strict Roman Catholic beliefs. Will she ever accept Rebecca, who has no real faith? After Rebecca’s mother decides to pursue life on her own terms, peace comes to the villa. But not for long.
Trouble finds Rebecca, even in the tranquil heart of Italy. As political unrest shakes the core of Italian society, a dark shadow falls over Riccardo’s beautiful estate. In her deepest despair, Rebecca confronts her past, finds forgiveness, and finally … the love and acceptance she’s always longed for.
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