By Christopher Castellani
It’s been fifty years in view that Antonio Grasso married Maddalena and taken her to the USA. That used to be the final time she might ever see her mom and dad, her sisters and brothers—everything she knew and enjoyed within the village of Santa Cecilia, Italy. She locked these stories away, as though Santa Cecilia stopped latest the very day she left. Now, with youngsters and grandchildren of her personal, a winning family-run eating place, and sufficient day-by-day drama at domestic, Maddalena sees no use to open the door to the prior and allow the emotional luggage and unmended rifts of one other lifestyles spill out.
But Prima, Antonio and Maddalena’s American-born daughter, was once raised at the lore of the outdated state. And as she sees her mom and dad getting older, she hatches the assumption to take the whole kin again to Italy—hoping to reunite Maddalena together with her estranged sister and permit her mom and dad see their place of origin one final time. it's an idea that threatens to rip the Grasso relations aside, until eventually destiny offers them a few unwelcome surprises and their trip domestic turns into an important voyage.
Writing with heat and style, Chris Castellani gives you a seductive banquet for readers. attractive kingdom is an incandescent novel approximately sacrifice and wish, loss and love, delusion and reminiscence.
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