Lisa Scottoline

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

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Eternal

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

ABOUT THE BOOK

Eternal

#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.

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella Paperback Cover Image

EARLY PRAISE

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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I feel truly honored that the Jewish community and the Jewish Book Council has embraced ETERNAL. I can’t wait to speak virtually with congregations across the country over the next year, and below are the dates for the end of 2021. For 2022 dates go to http://scottoline.com.

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I feel truly honored that the Jewish community and the Jewish Book Council has embraced ETERNAL. I can’t wait to speak virtually with congregations across the country over the next year, and below are the dates for the remainder of 2021. There will be dates in 2022 as well, and go to scottoline.com for a full schedule of events and details.

I feel truly honored that the Jewish community and the Jewish Book Council has embraced ETERNAL. I can’t wait to speak virtually with congregations across the country over the next year, and below are the dates for the remainder of 2021. There will be dates in 2022 as well, and go to scottoline.com for a full schedule of events and details. ... See MoreSee Less

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How are we not.doing some of these together??

I can understand why the Jewish community has embraced ETERNAL! It is a masterpiece...so rich in research and beautiful in its presentation. thank you so much, Lisa, for sharing your God-given talent with all of us who love to read you. You're simply the best.

Congratulations and “Mazel Tov” Lisa! Well deserved honor!

My absolute favorite book of yours, Lisa!! Very curious about your upcoming book that required Italy "research"! 🙂

Congratulations! I loved this book! You deserve this honor! I honestly think this is your best work so far!

It's a pretty big deal. Congratulations on your skill at presenting this story - so well that many of those impacted love it.

Mazel tov!! Lisa, since you are doing these things virtually, it would be wonderful to have you do a talk with my congregation. We aren't "building based" so this format would be perfect. I'm passing this on to Jodi Kaufman our education director and Rabbi Heidi Cohen. They will be contacting you.

I see I missed the DC date today. I hope maybe you'll come to Baltimore

Fantastic novel and a well-deserved recognition.

Congratulations Lisa It is an amazing book. Historical fiction is my favorite genres. I learned so much. Thanks for your work.

That's awesome! Congratulations! Recently moved out of the Harrisburg area. Sorry that I'll miss you. Loved the book!

Fantastic! So very happy for you. Am sure you will be great at each and every event. Wish I could attend one of them. How about a video of one of them?? God bless you. Stay safe. 🙏❤🙏

Very exciting! An excellent book!

It was such a wonderful story!! One of my top 10 all time favorites! Such detail and emotion. Congratulations!!

Congratulations Lisa. I loved this book. You respectfully captured the Jewish experience and beautifully depicted Italy.

Mazel Tov! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and learning more about the accurate history. I could visualize the Jewish ghetto and the synagogue since I visited there a few years ago.

I have read every book you wrote, and loved them all. But by far Eternal is my most favorite book! Congratulations to you Lisa!

Since I read this book over the summer, it has become my all time favorite! I am not Jewish, but the history and story it provides was truly inspirational! Love you tons, Lisa! Will never forget meeting you and your daughter at the B&N in Camp Hill, PA! 😘

Such an epic read. Congratulations🎉

Congratulations and I will see if it is my library so I can read it.

This is awesome. I am from Harrisburg— but attended Ohev Sholom down the street from Beth El.

Such a great book! Congratulations ❤

Congratulations!!Love love the book. Want to read your next novel.

Congratulations Lisa!

Congratulations. I loved, loved the book.

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