|Pages/Publication Date:||444 / 2020|
After an earthquake levels their hometown, the Florios arrive in Sicily with nothing but the clothes on their back. Against all odds, the family begins anew despite the looming Napoleonic wars and devastating plagues. In Stefania Auci's sweeping international bestseller, the Florio women unapologetically demand their place outside the restraints of caring mothers, alluring lovers, or wounded wives; fiercely intelligent Giulia runs an empire from the shadows, while illegitimately born Angelina ambitiously charts her own future against the wishes of her father. But when Vincenzo Florio is spurned by his aristocratic lover, he vows to avenge his honor by becoming the wealthiest man in Italy.