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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What a wonderful story! A strong female lead who bows to the times and the culture of her family, without regret. An accountable and integral heroine. I love Lucia! UPDATE January 2012 I first read ... Read full review
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Kit is a playwright living in New York. She hasn't had much luck so far, and lives in an apartment in a rather dilapidated old building. She is on nodding acquaintance with other residents, but finds ... Read full review