Lilia: a true story of love, courage, and survival in the shadow of war. (Hardcover)
Lilia is an emotionally wrenching coming-of-age and compelling family drama. Trapped under Mussolini's reign and Hitler's occupation, this riveting true story is propelled by a brave girl's courage and a family's bond as they struggle to survive the battle between the forces of evil and the power of love.
Where there is love, hope remains.
Against the backdrop of fascist Italy during World War II and the Holocaust, Lilia sets the stage for the harrowing story of a family whose depth of heart overcomes a war tearing them apart-years marred by unfathomable tragedies, immense loss, upheaval, and countless betrayals.
Lilia resigns herself to a world crushed by misery, abject poverty, and a broken, bitter mother who suffered insurmountable grief. The burden of war, loneliness, and adult responsibilities rob her of a carefree childhood. Witnessing her parent's challenge to stay alive during the Nazi occupation becomes Lilia's greatest sorrow, one she makes the most heroic efforts to conceal. Ultimately, tragic loss and unanswered prayers dim the flame of her belief in the future. Will a seed of love reignite Lilia's faith leading her towards an unforgettable and inspiring triumph over tragedy? Or will the dark shadow of war plague her destiny forever?
This poignant account will transport you to a lost moment in history that irreversibly changes a quaint Northern Italian village, transforming its people for generations to come. Through the eyes and fearless spirit of a young girl, Lilia's family story comes to life on the page, and it will remain in your heart long after you finish the final chapter.
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