"The Lady from Como" is set in 1972, when civil unrest, violence, and crime in the United States raged. The rest of the world had these problems too, but in the U. S. they had exploded markedly after World War II—it was chaos.
Much of the world seemed to take the problem of crime as a fact of life, believing that wherever there are societies, there will be crimes. And that is true. But in the United States, something had to be done to challenge the unprecedented rise in crime rates.
This story presents conflicts between romance, threats, and fears of change. It portrays the ability of people to challenge traditional restrictions and to seize the initiative in fulfilling their dreams.
It also illustrates the power of love, and the strength it brings to people once they find it. It motivates people to move on and create their own happiness.