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Stars in an Italian Sky

Jill Santopolo

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a sweeping and achingly romantic story of the course of fate, the meaning of family and the power of love. . .

Genoa, Italy, 1946. Vincenzo and Giovanna fall in love the moment they set eyes on each other. The son of a count and the daughter of a tailor, they belong to opposing worlds - but the undeniable spark between them quickly burns into a deep and passionate relationship, played out against their post-war city, and Vincenzo's family's beautiful vineyard. But when shifts in political power force them each to choose a side and commit what the other believes is a betrayal, the bright future they dreamed of together is shattered.

New York, 2017. Cassandra and Luca are in love. Although neither quite fits with the other's family, Cass and Luca have always felt like a perfect match for each other. But when Luca, an artist, convinces his grandfather and Cass's grandmother to pose for a painting, past and present collide to reveal a secret that changes everything . . .


'A gorgeous, epic novel . . . Jill Santopolo writes heartbreak like no other'
Emily Giffin, author of Meant to Be

'A shimmering love story for the ages. Stars in an Italian Sky is about the course of fate, the meaning of family and the power of love. Bellissima!'
Adriana Trigiani, author of The Good Left Undone

'Woven together as intricately as the fine fabrics of the Genoese tailor shop where the star-crossed lovers meet . . . A poignant tale of love, loss, class, and fate, infused with the hopefulness of true love written in the stars'
Kristin Harmel, author of The Book of Lost Names and The Winemaker's Wife

'A spellbinding, deeply compassionate story centered around the fraught legacy of a pair of young lovers. Sensual, heartfelt, and incredibly moving, Santopolo's latest will bring you to tears'
Fiona Davis, author of The Magnolia Palace

'I was swept away by Stars in an Italian Sky, Jill Santopolo's charming novel of love, both lost and found'
Lisa Scottoline, author of Loyalty

'Filled with pathos, longing and romance, this book is a love letter to the human heart, and a testimony to the timelessness of true and lasting love'
Allison Pataki, author of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post

'A warm, poignant story of enduring love and loss, spanning generations and set against the background of post WWII Italy'
Rhys Bowen, author of The Tuscan Child and The Venice Sketchbook

'Powerful, emotional, and steeped in beauty and romance, Stars in an Italian Sky is a breathtaking tale of star-crossed lovers that stretches across generations. A sweeping story brimming with passion'
Ann Mah, author of The Lost Vintage and Jacqueline in Paris

Julia Haart is the star of the Netflix docuseries My Unorthodox Life. She is the CEO and Co-owner of Elite World Group. Julia Haart is guiding the company to expand the definition of a 'model' while growing the company's digital footprint and transforming it into a talent media network. She is incorporating new and creative talent, improving client services, and giving a fresh new voice to EWG's clients. Julia was previously the Creative Director of La Perla, the luxury Italian intimates brand. She launched her career as a designer with her namesake shoe collection.

Category:  Historical Fiction
ISBN:  9781399718943
Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton
On sale:  April 2023
Format:  Paperback
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