October, 2021 -- New York -- We celebrate the Greatest Generation for their courage and honor, but the way they loved is not to be forgotten. As we approach the 80th anniversary of the United States entering World War II, Luigina Vecchione tells a story of love and hope that was made possible through the courage of two young individuals during a time filled with despair in ‘Greetings from Asbury Park’.
Set for release on October 22nd, ‘Greetings from Asbury Park’ takes readers on a journey from war-torn Rome, Italy, to the sandy beaches of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Through the eyes of a young couple in love during World War II, readers will uncover the highs and lows they faced both at war and on the home front as they search for answers to the question - how much is too much to sacrifice for love?
“This book is incredibly personal for me,” said Luigina. “It’s loosely based on my parents’ meeting. Growing up, I always lived in awe of their love. It was effortless, passionate, and inspiring all at the same time. I knew their story was not only unique but one that would only become increasingly rare with time. As we continue to live in a world that demands instant gratification, I wanted to tell a story that would inspire people to hold on to the faith that sometimes things are simply meant to be, and we have to trust that with the bad, something good is waiting around the corner.”
In her debut novel, Luigina Vecchione showcases the Greatest Generation in a new light, telling the story of long-distance love, family, sacrifice, and redemption during one of the darkest eras of history. The two main characters, Mariella and Jack, become relatable almost immediately through the author’s thoughtful wording. Contextualized just enough, Luigina gives readers an understanding of the reality of wartime without losing the innocence of a hopeful young couple dreaming of making everything work in the name of love.
To learn more about the book or purchase a copy, visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HY67QGT and follow on social @lvecchioneauthor