CHILDREN OF LIBERTY
26 February 2013
Rating: 3 Cups
Gina Attaviano is full of a girl's hopeful dreams as she lands at the docks of Boston. Her family has left Italy to search out new opportunities in America, and she is ready to leap in feet first. When the first person she meets is a handsome young man named Harry, Gina is sure the omen bodes well for her own success in this world of fresh new chances.
Harry Barrington is a young man forced to toe the line of his father's expectations. Going to Harvard, continuing with the family business and marriage to a woman of his own class. Those are the things Harry can expect in life.
Meeting young Gina on the docks alters Harry's life for good. As she struggles to bridge the gap between the girl from Italy and the American woman seizing opportunity, fate binds Harry and Gina together. Against the dramatic backdrop of a country filling with those who want a better life, Harry and Gina struggle together for the greatest goal of all.
This dramatic love story of two people torn by opposing backgrounds follows a predictable storyline. The characters are likeable, but have standard backgrounds, complete with the usual problems. The story's true charm is in the blending of historic fact and fictional elements that show amazing attention to detail, not to mention an eye for bringing history to life.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More