By Penny Feeny

A young woman’s adventurous quest to discover the reality approximately her mother’s earlier in Italy—a story wealthy with romance, darkish secrets and techniques, mature storytelling, and sharp wit

Liddy and Helena are scholars operating as au pairs at the island of Ischia in the summertime of 1979. They count on to spend the summer season having enjoyable at the seashore and of their new, opulent atmosphere, taking care of the youngsters of the Verduccis and the Baldinis. yet they hadn’t counted on a abducted baby, harmful amorous affairs, and the carabinieri. Twenty-five years later Liddy, jogging her puppy on an English seashore, spies a determine comparable to her estranged friend—it is Helena’s daughter, Allie. on the chance of commencing an outdated wound, she befriends her. And so Allie is decided upon a startling quest for id, taking her throughout Europe to the relatives villa the place all of it went so fallacious for her mom. Her interest and endurance forges superb hyperlinks with households she'd in simple terms heard approximately from Liddy, as she seeks her father and discovers what relatively happened in the course of that summer season in Ischia.

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