Rose of Anzio by Alexa Kang
“Tessa, I don’t know how to swing dance, and I wouldn’t be very good at it if I tried. But if you care, I’d like to do a different kind of dance with you.” Summer 1940. Fourteen-year-old Tessa Graham finds herself in a new, unfamiliar world. For her safety, she is sent from England to Chicago to live with the prominent Ardley family just before the London Blitz. Stifled by the ways of the rich, she is soon drawn to the city’s infamous South Side. A world filled with jitterbug dancing and intrigues of the powerful Irish community. But is this the escape she really wants? On the University of Chicago campus, eighteen-year-old Anthony Ardley has to make a choice. His country stands at the brink of war. Conscription threatens to become reality. As sole heir to the Ardley fortune, should he stand with his beloved uncle, a staunch isolationist, or join his radical classmates clamoring for American intervention? What will happen when Tessa and Anthony cross paths on the way to discovering themselves? A coming of age tale that emerges into an epic love story, this book takes you back to Chicago in the pre-war era, when two young people must find their paths in a world that is fast falling out of control. ***Note to Canadian Readers: Rose of Anzio Books 2, 3, and 4 are not available for purchase as standalone eBooks in Canada, but are available for sale in paperback. They are also available in eBook format in a complete series boxed set on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited in Canada only. Search for "Rose of Anzio Complete Series" or "B086NJ96YP" on Amazon Canada.
Book Length: Long Novel - 320-650 Pages