Will forbidden love blossom in the apricot orchards of early Northern California where cultures are divided by a single street? Flora, daughter of a Croatian fruit grower, dreams of a happy future with Antone, the young Italian entrepreneur who lives across the road. Can their families overcome deep seated prejudices & allow this love to flourish or will it wither in the face of those ethnic differences --- & the dark hatred of Antone's Uncle Gregorio? And how will Theo & Demetri, the mysterious Greek twins, use their exquisite blown glass to benefit both Flora & Antone? As this story of young America --- with its roots in Austria-Hungary, Italy, Greece & France --- unfolds, it touches upon numerous other stories of friendship, sacrifice, & undying love. To Order this "Historical Romance Novel" contact Abalone Publishing Company, P.O. Box 3138, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-3138, Phone: 415-726-4711.
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A delightful love story written with intrigue of characters, ethnicity and the beautiful history of immigrants coming to America for various reasons. I read it aloud to my husband and we both loved the book, anticipating each chapter, and are anxiously awaiting the sequel!