ABOUT THE BOOK

Loyalty

#1 best-selling author Lisa Scottoline delivers Loyalty, an emotional, action-packed historical epic of love and justice, set during the rise of the Mafia in Sicily.

Loyalty can save a soul, or destroy one.

Franco Fiorvante is a handsome lemon-grower who has toiled for years on the estate of boss Baron Zito. Franco dreams of owning his own lemon grove, but the rigid class system of Sicily thwarts his ambitions. Determined to secure a prosperous future, Franco will do anything to prove his loyalty to the Baron. But when Baron Zito asks him to arrange the kidnapping of a little boy, Franco crosses the point of no return, setting in motion the making of the world’s first Mafia family.

Gaetano Catalano is an idealistic young lawyer, whose devotion for justice is a calling. Gaetano is a member of the Beati Paoli, a real-life secret society of aristocrats who investigate crime, since corruption riddles Palermo. Gaetano and the Beati Paoli set out to find the boy and bring him home, but for Gaetano, the mission turns to obsession. He risks everything to right the wrong and bring justice to his beloved city.

The kidnapped boy, Dante, grows up in a madhouse without even knowing his last name. He doubts his own sanity until he meets Lucia, a girl with a tragic past of her own. They fall in love, then set out to find Dante’s kidnapper and learn his true identity.

The lives of these unforgettable characters intertwine with others to collide in this classic tale of good versus evil. The plot of Loyalty twists and turns as secrets are uncovered, identities discovered, and a battle fought to determine who wins, in a monumental showdown.

Loyalty is as unique and dramatic as the landscape of Sicily herself, sweeping readers to this sparking jewel in the middle of the Mediterranean, where lush lemon groves and delicious food stand in stark contrast to a turbulent history of colonization and corruption. Loyalty is historical fiction that moves at the lightning pace of a thriller, a novel that no reader will be able to put down—or forget.

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Praise for Loyalty

★ #2 New York Times Bestseller

★ #1 Apple Books Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

People Book of the Week

★ Library Reads Selection

★ Highly Anticipated Thriller of 2022 by Buzzfeed

★ Goodreads Most Anticipated Spring Book

★ Goodreads Most Anticipated Mystery of 2022

★ Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery Thriller of 2022

★ Bookbub Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller of 2022

★ Top 10 Editors Pick for March by Audiofile Magazine

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★ 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 & 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

★ Goodreads Nominated for Best Historical Fiction of 2021

★ Best Historical Fiction – Foreign Policy Magazine

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Eternal

What war destroys, only love can heal.

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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★ Best First Novel Finalist– International Thriller Writers

Philadelphia Magazine “Great Beach Read of 2020”

★ Amazon Editor’s Pick for “Best of the Month”

★ Goodreads “May’s Most Anticipated Novel”

★ Named a “Thriller that Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat This Summer” by PopSugar

★ Named an “Addictive New Thriller” by Book Riot

Teen Vogue Book Club Pick

Parade Magazine’s Best Thriller & Mystery of Summer

★ Best Books of 2020: Boston.com Reader’s Pick

★ Favorite College-Set Thriller of All Time – Audible.com

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

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4 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Who wants this terrific collection of all-WWII historical novels to kick off your fall reading?!  Kristin Harmel, Adriana Trigiani, Pam Jenoff, Meg Waite Clayton Author, Patti Callahan Henry - Patti Callahan, and I have copies of each of our books to share! Some of these are not even out yet, so you’ll be among the first to get to read!  For a chance at getting all 6, leave a comment or share this post (or do both!). For more chances, find the image below on each authors page (linked above) and do the same there too. We’ll do the random thing Monday, Oct. 3 at noon eastern — so check back then to see if it’s you.* And please tell your friends. If any of you is picked, you’ll have plenty of books to share!  Heres a bit more about each book:  Adriana Trigiani’s New York Times bestseller THE GOOD LEFT UNDONE is a lush, immersive novel about three generations of Tuscan artisans with one remarkable secret  Meg Waite Clayton’s GMA Buzz Book and international bestseller THE POSTMISTRESS OF PARIS is a haunting love story based on true events, about an American heiress helping artists and writers escape Nazi France  This 10th anniversary edition of bestselling author Kristin Harmel’s WW2 classic THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING follows a baker who travels from Cape Cod to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother  #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic fueled by shocking true events in ETERNAL, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome…in the creeping shadow of fascism  In Patti Callahan Henry’s transporting THE SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA (May 2), a woman’s stumble upon a mysterious children’s book reveals long-held secrets about her missing sister and their childhood in the English countryside  Inspired by actual events, Pam Jenoff’s CODE NAME SAPPHIRE (out February 7, 2023) is the breathtaking story of one young womans attempt to rescue her cousin from a train headed for Auschwitz  *U.S. only; fine print at megwaiteclayton.com/fineprint

Who wants this terrific collection of all-WWII historical novels to kick off your fall reading?! Kristin Harmel, Adriana Trigiani, Pam Jenoff, Meg Waite Clayton Author, Patti Callahan Henry - Patti Callahan, and I have copies of each of our books to share! Some of these are not even out yet, so you’ll be among the first to get to read!

For a chance at getting all 6, leave a comment or share this post (or do both!). For more chances, find the image below on each author's page (linked above) and do the same there too. We’ll do the random thing Monday, Oct. 3 at noon eastern — so check back then to see if it’s you.* And please tell your friends. If any of you is picked, you’ll have plenty of books to share!

Here's a bit more about each book:

Adriana Trigiani’s New York Times bestseller THE GOOD LEFT UNDONE is a lush, immersive novel about three generations of Tuscan artisans with one remarkable secret

Meg Waite Clayton’s GMA Buzz Book and international bestseller THE POSTMISTRESS OF PARIS is a haunting love story based on true events, about an American heiress helping artists and writers escape Nazi France

This 10th anniversary edition of bestselling author Kristin Harmel’s WW2 classic THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING follows a baker who travels from Cape Cod to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother

#1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic fueled by shocking true events in ETERNAL, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome…in the creeping shadow of fascism

In Patti Callahan Henry’s transporting THE SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA (May 2), a woman’s stumble upon a mysterious children’s book reveals long-held secrets about her missing sister and their childhood in the English countryside

Inspired by actual events, Pam Jenoff’s CODE NAME SAPPHIRE (out February 7, 2023) is the breathtaking story of one young woman's attempt to rescue her cousin from a train headed for Auschwitz

*U.S. only; fine print at megwaiteclayton.com/fineprint
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Your book, Eternal, was amazing! Lots of great writers here. Think my next fav read will be Adriana Trigiani! Don’t you just love saying her name???

I love all these authors! As a lover of historical fiction especially war time, I have learned so much by reading these books about our past and the bravery of men and women during those times. I really wish our young adults could know how brave their ancestors were. It could change our world for the better

I would love to win this as I’d give the books to my mom. She’s 85 in an assisted living community and spends a good part of her day reading. She passes her books on to other residents when she’s done with them. What a gift this would be for them! Thanks for the opportunity! 💕

Historical fiction is my favorite genre!! I use my love of history to inspire and encourage the students in my classroom. Therefore, if I am selected, I will treasure all 6 of these incredible, heartfelt stories.

So much talent, and so many wonderful novels! If I win, I will gladly take a few days off of work to “feed my need” for good books! Thank you, authors, for sharing your incredible writing talents with us. Your words bless whoever reads them! Good luck, fellow book lovers!!

Ooohhh I'm so excited to see these new books! My Dad was in WWII and I've always loved the history of that time. Really appreciate the opportunity! 📚💜📚📚💜

This chance would be amazing! I love love loved your book, Eternal, and shared it with a friend who read it and shared it with his wife.

Being gifted these books would make me soooo excited! I’m trying to line up my winter reading as winters in Central NY state are long, cold and snowy, and I pretty much hibernate with my books. Thank you for the opportunity for some great reading!!

I would love to have these in my class library!! My students love WWII historical fiction!

We would love to have these books for our fall/winter reads. We have spent all this week in the "GAP" out in the valley with our cousins the "W's"!

Eternal was amazing - “who knew?!” about the history! Fabulous book. Love Kristen’s & Adriana’s books & Patti’s “Saving Savannah”, too!

Would love these books I have been reading as many as I can find based on WWII. ❤️

Historical fiction, especially WWll-related stories, is my favorite! It would be wonderful to win these books!

I am looking forward to my next Fall read. I read Adriana Trigiani early summer and ❤️ it so much! WWII is such a interesting backdrop for a great story to unfold🥰

Eternal was phenomenal. Would love the chance to win these wonderful books. Have read others by several of these authors.

Paid for Eternal and The Good Left Undone for my permanent collection of books before they came out because of the strength of my love of the authors. The others quickly gaining in my esteem, especially Harmel.

I love reading about that era. Like a history book come to life. I did read Eternal- it was wonderful. Thank you for the chance to read more books from the WWII era.

I love WWII books! I’ve read The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani - fabulous!❤️ I’ve also read Eternal by Lisa Scottoline - so good!! I look forward to reading these other books

Would love to read all of these! My absolute favorite genre WWII Historical Fiction !!!

I’m traveling to Europe in the spring and would love, love. love all of these! Eternal was beautiful! Thank you! ❤️

Reading is my passion. I’d love to spend the fall and winter with these historical fiction books.

I would love to win your newest novel! Good luck to me! 🍀

These are my go to authors! Always have there on my list at the library. Would love to actually hold them!

I love historical fiction and all of these authors are phenomenal!

What a great give away, good luck everyone!

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4 days ago
Lisa Scottoline

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I rescued the strangest mare. She could care less about other horses but let our cows out of her sight and she would go nuts. She was 37 when she died and still loved cows over horses.

It doesn’t look like he’s going to give you a very good evaluation this time

Beautiful. I think he is not very happy.

He sounds so sad

What a beautiful animal!!

He is positively gorgeous!!

Not sure he’s convinced. 😊🐴

Beautiful Horse!💙

Poor baby!!

Beautiful

Me too! I get it!!!!

Newbie here. What is the mask used for?

why would anyone leave beautiful Brian behind? he's magnificent! lisa just preordered loyalty. no problem whatsoever thank God. now I have to try to patiently wait for March 28, 2023 to arrive! wont be easy. cant wait! another best seller from Lisa scottoline! thank you.

Poor Brian!

Where did they go?

Gorgeous horse!

What a beauty❤️

Can he see where he's going????

Such a gorgeous boy!

Such a handsome guy! Is he a Clydesdale?

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