by Lisa Scottoline
A story of three childhood friends and the way World War II affected them.  The story shows how Italy was aligned with Germany and the rise and fall of the Fascist Party.  Eternal by Lisa Scottoline.  #historical fiction, #reading, #books-to-read, #books

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(by- Linda )

Eternal is a compelling and, at times, emotional read. It takes place during the time Mussolini was in power, and it's intense. It shows the effect war has on three childhood friends and their families, one Jewish, two Gentile. Lisa Scottoline highlights a small piece of World War II and captures it with beautiful descriptions and believable characters.

As the War unfolds and Mussolini sides with the Germans, you feel the same confusion, hurt, and fear as the people in this story. This is a dark moment in Italy's history, and although difficult to read at times, it's excellent historical fiction. This is also this author's first historical fiction book, and all I can say is more, please! It's poignant, be prepared to shed some tears. Highly recommend

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