It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman’s department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, the steadfast Dante DeMartino, Lucia is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that career girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal in which secrets are revealed, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris’ honor is tested.
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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
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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