Eternal

Eternal

#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.

Title:Eternal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525539766
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    Eternal Reviews

  • Angela M

    Lisa Scottoline is a prolific author. I’ve seen her books praised online. I’ve seen her books in the library and in book stores, yet I’ve never read any of them until now. She’s writes thrille...

  • Chris

    I devoured Eternal in much the same way and for many of the same reasons that I savored The English Patient, Atonement, or Corelli’s Mandolin: Lisa Scottoline has written a beautiful, heartbreaking,...

  • Kerrin P

    Eternal by Lisa Scottoline is a World War II historical fiction novel that takes place in Rome, the Eternal City. The prologue of the story starts in 1957 when the character Elisabetta decides it is t...

  • Martha Kelly

    Just when I was yearning for a trip to Italy in the middle of the pandemic, craving pasta and piazzas, along comes Lisa Scottoline's Eternal. If you've seen Lisa's wonderful FaceBook Live events, or b...

  • Jessica | JustReadingJess

    Eternal by Lisa Scottoline is a beautiful story of World War II in Italy starting with teenagers before the war and lasting decades. I love Scottoline’s thrillers, so was curious about her writing h...

  • Marisa

    When I first heard that my favorite legal thriller author was taking a step into the historical fiction field, I was conflicted- excited to hear a new story from a voice I admire and love; nervous tha...

  • Darla

    War was eternal, but so was peace. Death was eternal, but so was life. Darkness was eternal, but so was light. Hate was eternal, but above all, so was love.Rome in the time of WW II. Many, many previ...

  • Laura

    I was so excited to read this book as I absolutely adore anything by this author. This book was a little bit different than her other books.The story is set in Italy at the very beginning of World war...

  • Donna Hines

    "What war destroys, only love can heal."Truth be told this is not the norm by Lisa Scottoline and I'm pleased she ventured out to write this new historical fiction piece with so much tender emotion an...

  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)

    Life seems pretty good for Sandro, Marco, and Elisabetta as they grow up together in the beautiful city of Rome. Sandro is a mathematical genius, Marco is the charming and athletic one, and Elisabetta...