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The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
by Pam Jenoff

Published: 2015-07-28
Paperback : 384 pages
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Summer 1941 

Young Adelia Montforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are ...
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Summer 1941 

Young Adelia Montforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are soon throttled by the war and a tragedy that hits much closer to home. 

Grief-stricken, Addie flees—first to Washington and then to war-torn London—and finds a position at a prestigious newspaper, as well as a chance to redeem lost time, lost family…and lost love. But the past always nips at her heels, demanding to be reckoned with. And in a final, fateful choice, Addie discovers that the way home may be a path she never suspected.

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  "Historical Fiction With a Twist of Romance"by retiredreaderNE (see profile) 10/20/15

This novel will appeal to fans of both genres. Our book group had a good discussion.

 
  "The Last Summer At Chelsea Beach"by Silversolara (see profile) 08/04/15

Adelia Monteforte was put on a boat alone to America in 1941 as WWII was underway. Her mother forced her into leaving Italy and living with her aunt and uncle that she had never met.

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