Lisa Scottoline

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline



What war destroys, only love can heal.

★ Instant New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
★ An Indie Bestseller
★ Chosen as a “Buyer’s Pick” by Costco
★ Ingram Book Club Pick
★ Good Morning America “Must Read Book of March” from Zibby Owens
★ A USA Today “Book Not to Miss”
★ Indie Next Pick
★ Library Reads Selection
★ Barnes and Noble “Best Historical Fiction to Read Right Now”
Library Journal Starred Review
★ A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of March 2021
★ Best Historical Novel of 2021 – Cosmopolitan



#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.

Praise for Eternal

Indie Next Pick
Library Reads Selection
Good Morning America “Must Read Book of March” from Zibby Owens
Library Journal Starred Review
A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of March 2021

Debut Novel from Francesca Serritella

Lisa's daughter, Francesca Serritella, with whom she has written their funny memoirs every summer, had her first novel published on May 5, 2020. Lisa couldn’t be prouder of her! She thinks you’ll love it too. She hopes you order it today.

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Ghosts of Harvard is written with a masterly, focused hand, belying the fact that this is Serritella’s debut novel. The pages burn with frenetic energy and are peopled by memorable, compelling characters. The tension is palpable, the twists and surprises perfectly timed and the stakes as high as humans should be asked to endure. The end result, a novel you will long remember and characters you will want to see again. A triumph in every respect.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci

“Wow, what a lively, compelling, and intoxicating debut. Ghosts of Harvard is so many things—a rumination on grief, a glimpse behind the ivory walls of a famous institution, a poignant look at mental illness, and a powerful story about the ghosts that haunt us all. Francesca Serritella is my new ‘go-to’ author.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben

“Every time I thought I knew where Ghosts of Harvard was heading, I turned out to be wrong. Part mystery, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this novel is all entertainment.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

Every year, Lisa and Francesca, her daughter and fellow author, host a two-day event for book clubs at Lisa’s farm in Pennsylvania.

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19 hours ago
Francesca Serritella and I went to the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett concert last night! Two icons, the American songbook, and a night full of love. In short, a religious experience. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Francesca Serritella and I went to the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett concert last night! Two icons, the American songbook, and a night full of love. In short, a religious experience. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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I would love to see Lady Gaga in person. She is amazing beyond belief.

Beautiful and talented mother and daughter. You went to a great show.

How perfect is that! Another adoring of a wonderful Tony!

Love Tony Bennett. He and Lady Gaga are great together!! What a show. Love the picture of you both. ❤ mom and daughter happy times.❤

Lucky Girls! It is my belief that there is far more to Lady GaGa than we will ever know

And Radio City Music Hall too! Excellent evening! Glad you enjoyed it!

Lucky you, he's performing just 2 concerts with her. He has alzheimer's for the past 4 years unfortunately.

Two icons. 95 and still singing? As an active singer and voice teacher, that is amazing!! And Lady Gaga is great as well. Glad you had fun!

Wow! For his 95th birthday? Amazing. I saw him several times, he was 85 the last time, and he was wonderful. Saw Lady Gaga a couple years ago, also amazing. They have a wonderful friendship.

Jealous!! What a great show that must have been!!

Tony Bennett, my favorite. Saw him and K.D. Lang together some years ago. Would love to see Lady Gaga with him. 💜💜

OMG. No words (only music). So happy for you!! 💕🎵💕

Beautiful ladies....glad you got to see Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga....

How special! The concert must have been spectacular! You both look lovely 🥰

I saw Tony Bennett live in Maui a few years ago, and he was wonderful! I'm green with envy. Lady Gaga and Tony together would be a treat indeed.

Back in 1953, my best friend n I saw Tony Bennett for the first time at Scollia’s Supper Club in North Philadelphia. Little did we know we were experiencing an icon in the making. He was only eight years older than us and had all the girls in the audience swooning over him! Great memory of my teens.

Your picture is great. I wish I could have gone to that concert.

How wonderful! You were fortunate!

I saw Tony Bennett a few years ago … I LOVED his show — I was mesmerized and had tears in my eyes much of the time ….especially “I left my heart…..” Such beautiful memories of my childhood ❤️❤️

You two look great! Love Lady Gaga! Italian!

I took my mom to see Tony many times over the years. She adored him.

I saw her in Vegas doing her Jazz show. It was fabulous.

Great photo of you two! And Happy Birthday to Tony! He’s so cool. 😎

I went with my daughter several years ago, also at Radio City! It was a memory I will always treasure, for many reasons.

What a great concert! I have tickets to see Tony ( the singer😉) at Parx in October. 🙏🤞

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