- 2018 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Romance (Adult Fiction)
Eighteen-year-old Marianna De'Angelis has grown up on her father's fishing boat off the picturesque coast of Sicily, Italy. But when WWII erupts and the Nazis overtake the country, Marianna's peaceful world is shattered. In the midst of chaos, Marianna encounters a handsome, young Italian soldier named Massimo Scalvone. Though she tries to keep her distance, Marianna finds herself powerfully drawn to Massimo.