Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a fine Italian immigrant family in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1950. Fuelled by the post-war boom, in which talented girls with ambition are encouraged to follow their dreams, Lucia becomes an apprentice for a made-to-wear clothing designer at a chic department store on Fifth Avenue. Though she is sought after as a potential wife by the best Italian families, Lucia stays her course and works hard, determined to have a career. She juggles the roles of dutiful daughter and ambitious working girl perfectly.
When a handsome stranger comes to the story and catches her eye, it is love at first sight for both of them. In order to win Lucia's hand, he must first win over her traditional family and make the proper offer of marriage. Their love affair takes an unexpected turn as secrets are revealed, Lucia's family honour is tested, and her own reputation becomes the centre of a sizzling scandal.
Set in a time of possibility and change for women in America, in a city that celebrates its energy with style and elegance, LUCIA, LUCIA is the story of a girl who risks everything for the belief that a woman could - and should - be able to have it all.
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Lucia, LuciaUser Review - kearneys - Overstock.com
Lucia's family embraces the reader with sights, sounds and aromas experienced in an Italian family. Lucia stays true to herself to the last page. A delightful book. ... Read full review
Review: Lucia, LuciaUser Review - Jennannej - Goodreads
This is the first time in a good long while that a book has kept me up into the wee hours of the morning. After the second chapter, I couldn't put this book down. Lucia is charming, naive, headstrong ... Read full review