The Liberation is set in Italy in 1945 as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy’s population fights to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate – her father is dead, her mother has disappeared and her brother is being drawn towards danger. One morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, Caterina is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her own life and in doing so forges a future in which she must clear her father's name. An Allied Army officer accuses him of treason and Caterina discovers a plot against her family. Who can she trust and who is the real enemy now? And will the secrets of the past be her downfall?
This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss and the long shadow of war.
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Caterina Lombardi is one of author Kate Furnivall’s best, most inspirational heroines: a courageous, wilful, independent and quick-witted woman steeped in the loyalty that’s so integral to the machinations of family life in Italy’s south. Caterina's meeting with two Allied soldiers in post–World War II Sorrento unveils an underworld of intrigue, conspiracy and danger, which she must navigate to redeem her family’s honour. Furnivall deftly plots every step of Caterina’s journey—and the characters she meets along the way—creating a page-turning mystery with a cunning resolution.
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Absolutely loved this book and it’s Characters, I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in years! Thank you for bringing this story to life.