Book Review: You Were There Before My Eyes
You Were There Before My Eyes
by Maria Riva
Open Road Integrated Media
General Fiction (Adult) , Historical Fiction
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
I am reviewing a copy of You Were There Before My Eyes through Open Integrated Media and Netgalley:
At the age of eight Giovanna lost her Mother and gave up on God. As an only child she had a room of her own, but now the room seemed forlorn, lonely. By the age of seventeen she had a spinsters body, flat chested and angular, thin from to much work and lack of proper nutrition. When the opportunity for her to leave her small Italian turn of the century village Giovanna decides to take that opportunity. She moves to America to be with her young husband Giovanni in the ford factories.
Determined to survive and to thrive Jane finds herself navigating a new language. Jane seeks her innerfullfillment while she and John start to build a family. She learns too of the Different Holiday traditions in America.
You Were There For me takes us on a journey from Italy to America in the warly twentieth century, this is a story of the struggles and triumphs of one young immigrant family.
I give You Were There For Me five out of five stars!