The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom
Author : Alison Love
Publisher :Broadway Books; Reprint edition (April 19, 2016)
Genre : Literature & Fiction
The first meeting between Antonio and Olivia at the Paradise Ballroom is brief, but electric.
Years later, on the dawn of World War II, when struggling Italian singer Antonio meets the wife of his wealthy new patron, he recognizes her instantly: it is Olivia, the captivating dance hostess he once encountered in the seedy Paradise Ballroom. Olivia fears Antonio will betray the secrets of her past, but little by little they are drawn together, outsiders in a glittering world to which they do not belong. At last, with conflict looming across Europe, the attraction between them becomes impossible to resist–but when Italy declares war on England, the impact threatens to separate them forever.
The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom is a story of forbidden love and family loyalties amid the most devastating war in human history.
Praise for The Girls from the Paradise Ballroom:
“Lusciously told . . . Truly engrossing . . . Throughout, Love effectively examines the clash of class and nationality while offering a distinctive historical portrait. Readers of love-touched historicals and those wanting to chew on big issues will both be satisfied.”
“A period romance built on several layers of love stories…. Love’s research into the suffering of less-well-documented wartime figures and the messiness of the postwar period lends credible sadness to her narrative, underpinning both the central love story and other affairs of the heart. Dodging many predictabilities, the story reaches an appealing conclusion in 1947, with mature choices for its mingled Italian and British cast. In keeping with her name, Love delivers a satisfying romantic tale enhanced by its bittersweet aftertaste.”
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Langue : English
File size : 1 Mo
Format : EPUB