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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Worrywarts and All
by Lisa Scottoline  I spent the first half of my life worrying too much.
And the second half not worrying enough.
What started me thinking was an article I saw in the newspaper this week. It was a new study on health and longevity, and the gist was that you’ll live longer if you exercise regularly, regardless of what weight you are.
Honestly, this is the best news I’ve ever heard.  Click to read the rest: https://www.scottoline.com/humorous-essays/

Worrywarts and All
by Lisa Scottoline

I spent the first half of my life worrying too much.
And the second half not worrying enough.
What started me thinking was an article I saw in the newspaper this week. It was a new study on health and longevity, and the gist was that you’ll live longer if you exercise regularly, regardless of what weight you are.
Honestly, this is the best news I’ve ever heard.

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Aww you have a KCC!! I just got my first one!!! Lola stole my heart!!!

Now I'm worried, Lisa! Please stay safe and take care. Will we hear from you? We love your books but we love you more. Will pray for you and a safe, Pleasant journey. God bless and protect you, Lisa.

Would love to go to Italy and was planning to,but covid hit and my husband is comprised. I will live vicariously through you Lisa. Enjoy your trip and be safe. Can not wait to read your next novel, loved Eternal 💙

Oh, Lisa. I inherited the worry gene from my mom, who got it from her mom, and passed it to my daughter and my granddaughter….and so on. I have learned that 95% of the things I worried about never came to pass, and have tried to instill that in my offspring. Go ahead and enjoy your trip, taking the usual precautions. It will be fine. Even with the pandemic, we still have to find some joy and happiness, and travel is one of the best ways to experience that. Go get it! Safe travels.

This was spot on! I was *worried* there was no column today - I can’t do Sundays without it! Now I can get my day started! 👍🏻. Safe travels Lisa!

Another Sunday winner! I am currently reading "The Devil's Corner" and this book reminds me that you are such a great writer and I have read almost every one! Thanks for all you have done. XOXOXO

Wishing you safe travels, Lisa! I am reading Eternal and absolutely love it! Can't wait to read your next masterpiece! 💖

I NEED TO PUSH MYSELF TO EXERCISE MORE! Angry w myself. Don’t know what it is. Need a walking group or partner expecting me to show up perhaps. Something!!!!

As I've gotten older, I worry far less, probably because I grew wiser and realized I had little control over anything. These days I walk 3 1/2 miles every morning so if I'm even inclined to worry, I'm too tired to carry it through! 😉 Safe travels! I look forward to your next wonderful book!

I am so excited for you Lisa. One of my last trips was to Sicily .I was treated to a demonstration of how to make cheese.I never met such vibrant and expressive people before. You will fit right in.

Enjoy your books. Does your adorable puppy get to go along with you on the Italian adventure? Looks like she is packing. Have a great (and safe) time !

For a new novel? I totally loved Erternal and I began reading more historical novels and fell in love with Adrianna Trigliani! Thank you!

You’re amazing.❤️....Loved Eternal and can’t wait for your next story...

The dogs are saving our lives by keeping us walking! God bless the dogs!

So fabulous to hear you are writing another historical fiction set in Italy. I LOVED Eternal so much! Safe travels and Don’t Worry Be Happy!

Hi Cous. Have a great time in Italy and be safe. If you happen to go to Abruzzo, maybe you can check if we have any distant cousins while you're doing "research". 🙂 Love you. Stay away from the pasta and cannoli. 😛

Have a safe, happy and wonderful trip. God will protect you because we need you to keep writing for many more years. Arrivederci!!

Enjoy Italy! My daughter and her husband are there now. I live in a little bitty town in the middle of nowhere and I got covid. I'm 67 and did pretty good. So, life is short. Have fun if you can.

The worry on your sweet fur baby looks like the plan is to clime into the suitcase and go with you.

Another historical book!!! So excited! Be safe Lisa! ❤️

My kid’s in college so I’m still worrying. But trying to forge an empty-nest path w less worry and more exercise. Safe and lovely travels!

Loved this! ❤️ I’m a lifelong worrier. My husband never worries so I have to pick up his worry slack.

I think that what women do is to worry. Our male counterparts tell us not to worry but that makes us worry all the more. I am older and I still worry. I worry about my adult children, my grandchildren, my husband, my health, my sister and her family. I wish I didn’t but then, who else will do the worrying if I don’t??? 😄😊💕 Have a wonderful trip, Lisa, and try not to worry!!!!

You are amazing!!! Be safe and enjoy!!

Enjoy Italy. You'll get lots of exercise walking everywhere! Loved Eternal and I will anxiously await your next historical novel.

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