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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Look how good they are after they bark through my entire zoom book club.

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She won’t bark, but she does snore so loudly I have to move the camera so people don’t think the noises are coming from me!

Like kids…that get rowdy when you’re on the phone!!…( Cuties!🤎🤍🤎)

Hi Lisa - This is Carly. She's almost 4 months old and she's a Cavapoo.

But mom we were participating, you know like the peanut gallery. Just finished Eternal and Before Anna , loved the twist of the latter and cried with Eternal. Good job.

I loved this! Thank you for allowing me “ into your homes”! As I watched the montage in the beginning I remembered your humorous essay on books and bookshelves! Your house has the book spaces I am working to have. I have a lot of the chair and table as holding spaces. It’s not hoarding if it’s books, right? Especially when I have shelves of your books and now to, fingers crossed, Francesca shelf

They are just like little kids! When I get on the phone my Bailey decides it is time to play with her noisiest toy.😝

So adorable 💕My dog must’ve heard them. She was barking through your zoom presentation as well. I had to get up and put her out of the room.

Will it be available to watch again? Especially the opening montage. Or just the montage 🙂. I love hearing/reading all of your books/essays. The mother daughter team is a scream! Cannot wait to see what novel Francesca has in her next! Oh, and I have Lisa house envy ….

Yes my sleeping beauty when I'm off the phone.

Those faces! When you’re that cute, you can get away with anything.

I swear the only reason they look this cute after being naughty is so we don't kill them. Please know I would never actually hurt them but some days I threaten with letting them go live with the coyotes in the woods.

Omg! They are so cute! Are they Cavalier King Charles spaniels? Love their faces. So innocent looking

This is Clyde, he only barks when he wants to play and everytime I'm on a zoom meeting. He will be sound asleep downstairs and as soon as the meeting starts he runs upstairs to the office and barks non stop.

Lisa Scottoline , last night's Zoom was wonderful!!! Thank you, Francesca, and of course Laura!! You three are the Dream Team!!So excited that you answered our newest Sangria Sista, Renee's question!! Everytime we pass each other at school we "talk Lisa"!!! Your pups are perfect!!!

They just wanted to add to the conversation. Now they can have treats!

Look like butter wouldn't melt in their mouths

they were just talking about your book to the book club … after all they were with you the whole time you were writing it

Professor Joanne Freeman rescued a bird last year. Newbie chirps during her zoom classes, tv appearances, and podcast recordings. It’s adorable!

I participated in the zoom call last night & did not hear them. I guess I was so focused on listening to you & Francesca, it was so interesting.

If you can find a way to look at them when you are on Zoom, only at them. The sweeties

Mine loves to bark at nothing at all!

But mom, your attention wasn't on us during your meeting!!!

They were just voicing their opinions with the book club!! 😂

You have very bad "children"

We’re you ever trying to talk on the phone with a two year old doing everything they could to get your attention. Similar situation?

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