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Seasons of Love
Seasons of Love
Author: Shirley Eskapa
ISBN-13: 9780312953447
ISBN-10: 0312953445
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Publisher: St Martins Mass Market Paper
Book Type: Paperback
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Cecilia Tortelli is only a teenager when she boards a ship to America in 1944. Despite her young age, Cecilia has seen the terrors of war, felt the horror of rape and experienced the loss of innocence. She leaves Italy frightened, but hopeful that all the stories she's heard of America are true. She naively marries an abusive man and thanks God for what little she has. In a few years she is unable to take her husband's abuse any longer and leaves him to start a new life with her daughter, Gina. Gina is Cecilia's whole life. Cecilia wants only the very best for her daughter and through her connections with two wealthy women, she is able to provide Gina with the best opportunities and the best education. Gina grows up to be as stunningly beautiful as her mother. Unlike her mother, she is ruthless in her pursuit for success. Despite her intelligence and beauty, Gina is still the daughter of a seamstress and she is reminded of this when the man she had hoped to marry betrays her. Gina vows to spend her life seeking revenge on his family for treating her so badly. She marries an older, dependable man and has her own daughter, Scarlett. She becomes a successful business woman and eventually fulfills her goal for revenge, but it is a hollow victory. Her personal life is a mess and she is emotionally numb. Scarlett is a disappoinment to her mother. Musically gifted, she is obese because she fights her unhappiness with a food addiction. Gina cannot stand to see her daughter be overweight and takes the matter into her own hands. Scarlett, realizing she has been a pawn in her mother's plan, shuts Gina out of her life and pursues her own happiness. Cecilia, Gina and Scarlett-- three generations of women and their search for love. Their stories are as unique as they are, and as timeless as their beauty and determination..A saga spanning three generations of powerful, captivating women! A wonderful book to curl up with on a cold night! Shirley Eskapa is a brilliant author who knows how to write a story that touches the soul! Seasons Of Love is a remarkable book! An absorbing novel you won't want to put down!Kristina Wright -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times