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Summary

A sweeping 1940s Italian love affair and the perfect summer listening escape for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Dinah Jeffries.  

Some loves are worth sacrificing everything for....

Do our secrets make us who we are?

Santina is spending her final days at her home, Villa San Vito, in the beautiful Italian town of Positano. As she decides the fate of the magnificent 18th-century palazzo, she must confront the choices that led her here.

In 1949, hoping to escape poverty, young Santina becomes housekeeper to a distinguished British major and his creative, impulsive wife, Adeline.

When they move to Positano, Santina joins them, raising their daughter as Adeline’s mental health declines. With each passing year, Santina becomes more deeply entwined with the family, trying to navigate her complicated feelings for a man who is much more than an employer - while hiding secrets that could shatter the only home she knows....

©2018 Sara Alexander (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Alexander's novel will leave readers riveted until the explosive conclusion." (Publishers Weekly)

"This enchanting novel is a delightful read, perfectly suited for a warm beach with a cold beverage. Readers who enjoy Adriana Trigiani's historical Italian family sagas will adore Alexander's debut." (Booklist)

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