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Summer 1940. Fourteen-year-old Tessa Graham finds herself in a new, unfamiliar world. For her safety, she is sent from England to Chicago to live with the prominent Ardley family just before the London Blitz. Stifled by the ways of the rich, she is soon drawn to the city’s infamous South Side. A world where she discovers jitterbug dancing, and the intrigues of the powerful Irish community. But is this the escape she really wants?
On the University of Chicago campus, eighteen-year-old Anthony Ardley has to make a choice. His country stands at the brink of war. Conscription threatens to become reality. As sole heir to the Ardley fortune, should he stand with his beloved uncle, a staunch isolationist, or join his radical classmates clamoring for American intervention?
What will happen when Tessa and Anthony cross paths on the way to discovering themselves?
A coming of age tale that emerges into an epic love story, this book takes you back to Chicago in the pre-war era, when two young people must find their paths in a world that is fast falling out of control.
The Rose of Anzio series is a sweeping saga of love and war that will take you from 1940s Chicago to WW2 Battle of Anzio in Italy and beyond.
About Alexa Kang
Alexa is the author of the novel series, the “Rose of Anzio”, a WWII love story that begins in pre-war Chicago and chronicles the U.S. Army Third Division’s heroic efforts in the Battle of Anzio and beyond. Alexa grew up in New York City and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She has traveled to more than 150 cities, and she loves to explore new places and different cultures. When not at work, she lives a second life as a novelist writing larger-than-life love stories, 20th historical fiction, and coming-of-age stories. Her own favorite romantic tales are “Romeo and Juliet”, “Gone with the Wind”, “Anna Karenina”, “Titanic”, “Love in the Fallen City” (by Eileen Chang), “Say Anything,” and “The Lake House”.
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