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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:208
  • eBook ISBN:9781617924385

Long Way Home

by Lucy Calvert

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A young girl, the daughter of Italian immigrants, coming of age in the 1940's, struggles with choosing between her musical talent and the man she falls in love with. Set in New England and New York City.
Lena Corrello is coming of age; she and her immigrant parents who work in Lawrence, Massachusetts are faced with constant financial struggle. Lena has strict rules she is bound to, but realizes her own musical dream calls for brave decisions. This leads her to many adventures she loves, but, sadly, her parents cause a harmful gap between them. Surprisingly, from out of the past, an itinerant musician brings her true love in the midst of a once in a lifetime opportunity. She discovers her realized dream also cause loneliness and heartache. Life is shaped from the choices we make and Lena must make hers.
About the author
Lucy Calvert currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area, but was raised in Massachusetts. Born of immigrant Italian parents, she struggled with their loving, but oppressive way of life, yet emerged a successful second generation American. her writings have been published in newspapers, magazines and wrote a cookbook: Once Upon A Recipe. When making her decision to write a Romance novel, she knew it needed to be semi-biographic, for how else could she share the amazing 1940's with the reader?