Naples, a city of burning rubble and poverty - for the time was 1944 and theGermans were in retreat. Thousands of Italians were starving and prepared todo anything to survive. Liana was more determined than most, not only tosurvive, but to get out of the hell-hole that Naples had become. Liana isforced to sell her body for food until she finds herself alone and pregnant.When a young English officer falls in love with her, she fabricates anaristocratic past for herself and seduced him. She had lied, cheated, playedprovocative games, and now stood in a crumbling church before an emaciatedpriest. During the wedding beside her Nicholas Hamilton-Howard, Earl ofWessex, a young English officer who was totally bewitched by the exquisiteItalian girl. Even during the service she was terrified - terrified thatsomeone would reveal the truth about her - but when the final blessing wasgiven she knew she was safea and vowed to devote her life to making Nicholashappy, even though she did not love him - even though their life togetherwas to be built on lies and deception. All goes well until the father of herchild returns.
February 1992 : USA Hardback
February 1992 : UK Paperback
1992 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: t the First Stone
Author(s): Angela Arney
ISBN: 0-330-40061-4 / 978-0-330-40061-9 (UK edition)