We celebrate the Greatest Generation for their courage and honor.
This is how they loved.
Fifteen-year-old Mariella yearns for a new life. Since the Germans arrived in Rome, food has been scarce, and danger lurks around every corner. On top of that, she’s haunted by a childhood tragedy and weighed down with the responsibility of caring for her siblings. Everything feels impossible. But when she meets Jack, a handsome American soldier with a crooked smile, her future doesn’t seem so dark. She gives him a tour of the famed Colosseum, then takes him to dinner with her family. Despite the language barrier, their connection is undeniable. They share the same scars. The following day, Jack has to ship off to Japan. Neither wants to say goodbye, but they exchange addresses and promise to keep in touch. Over the following years, they try to move on while sharing snippets of their lives via airmail. But when Mariella suddenly goes quiet, Jack can’t ignore his feelings any longer.
This book takes the reader on a journey from war-torn Rome, Italy, to the sandy beaches of Asbury Park, New Jersey, in search of answers to the question – how much is too much to sacrifice for love?
Historical fiction is my go-to read of late and a read I love to get lost in. Greetings from Asbury Park is a historical romance tale and the story that unfolds throughout the book is captivating and kept me hooked for hours! This is thanks to the well-developed plot and phenomenal literature courtesy of the author Luigina Vecchione whose literature is stunning and full of believable, likable, and memorable characters.
I have read many historical fiction novels but never before have I been so captivated by a story as I have been with Greetings from Asbury Park. I believe this is because there is something different about this book, something unique and special and I felt this as soon as I started to read it as its stunning nature shines off the page and into the reader’s heart. Greetings from Asbury Park indeed is a spectacular book, and so it demands to be read by everybody! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn about this incredible book!
Greetings from Asbury Park is a sensational book that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Mariella, a fifteen-year-old from Rome who longs for more. Mariella has had to grow up quickly thanks to WWII and with the German’s arrival in Rome, things only get harder for her.
Soon however she meets Jack, an American soldier who she falls for, and the reader in Greetings from Asbury Park will follow them on their epic love journey in which their love will be tested when Jack is deployed to Japan and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Greetings from Asbury Park!
Greetings from Asbury Park is a gem of a book that I needed to read ever since I discovered it. For so long I have read books that are quite oppressive so to read a novel that yes, features a few troubling themes but tastefully and compellingly was refreshing! Besides the journey, the reader encounters is a mesmerizing one, and I loved following the characters featured on their journey, it made for an entertaining and memorable read; one that I will struggle to forget for a long time.
Greetings from Asbury Park is a multi-layered novel full of many interesting and captivating themes and all the themes explored throughout Greetings from Asbury Park combined make the book a sensational story that is fascinating as well as captivating. What makes the themes in the novel so brilliant is that the exceptional author of this novel, Luigina Vecchione flawlessly weaves them together into her plot so that the reader is entertained from beginning to end.
Overall Greetings from Asbury Park is a truly spectacular novel full of many beautiful moments, brilliant intrigue, and historical context and so I have no choice but to award this stellar book a dazzling five stars! It is a truly exceptional novel, and it would be a crime not to read it, so please read the preview below as I promise you will be captivated to read this exceptional story!
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