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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2021
19 hours 7 minutes
#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 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.
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Marla H.

Wonderful historical fiction set in WW II. Inspiring, sad at times, offering hoping at the end and reminding us all that hate will always exist and love can always overcome it.

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Linda M.

Very engaging and loved the different character voices that made the 19+ hour book fly by.

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Rene R.

This is a fabulous story. I laughed and cried along with the characters. What an important story to tell that is still appropriate in our current times.

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I loved this book. What a great story. I am always interested in anything about WWII, and I really learned something about Italy’s involvement in the war. I new they were allies to Germany, but I never knew what really happened over there.

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Kimberly M.

I think I like the book. It was a sad but truth story. The Author made up the characters but the truth of the story is reality. I can’t imagine going through what all these people and everything went through during war

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Amazing book

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