Bob Bachner (author)
7.11.19 (release date)
Lila Grand, born Lina Granatelli, faces an unbearable choice when Willie Burke, the love of her life, tells her that her baby daughter, Gloria, can’t live with them in Manhattan after they are married. Pressured by Willie, her family and her priest, Lila gives in, and Gloria is taken by Lila’s mother across the river in Brooklyn.
When World War II begins, Willie is stationed in California and takes Lila with him. A year later, Lila’s mother dies, and a distraught Lila allows her brother and sister-in-law to take Gloria to St. Louis as their own child. When Willie finds out he is sterile, he persuades Lila to go to Court to take back Gloria, now eight, who believes the brother and his wife are her parents. Can Lila’s determination win Gloria’s love?