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The Invitation By Lucy Foley

The Invitation by Lucy Foley

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`The perfect summer read... Gorgeously compelling' Good Housekeeping

`Full of mystery and long-reaching shadows of the past . . . richly drawn and compelling' Rosanna Ley

The Invitation Summary

The Invitation by Lucy Foley

`The perfect summer read... Gorgeously compelling' Good Housekeeping

`Full of mystery and long-reaching shadows of the past . . . richly drawn and compelling' Rosanna Ley

Rome, 1950s. One fateful night, Hal Jacobs meets Stella, a beautiful society darling from New York. To Hal, flailing in the post-war darkness, she's a point of light. They're from different worlds, but both trying and failing to carve out a new life.

Stella vanishes all too quickly, until a curious invitation from an Italian Contessa reels her back into Hal's world. They join the Contessa's collection of luminaries on a yacht headed for Cannes film festival.

The scene on board is a fiction - scars from the war can be hidden yet not healed. Everyone is hiding a dark history, but Stella's secrets run the deepest. Compelled by her fragile beauty, Hal is determined to bring back the girl she once was, the girl who's been confined to history.

The Invitation is an epic love story that will transport you from the glamour of the Italian Riviera, to the darkness of war-torn Spain, and to a golden - if rather haunted - time. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Victoria Hislop.

The Invitation Reviews

`Glamour, secrets and danger makes this a gorgeous summer read' Woman & Home

`Sultry escapist fiction at its best - 5*' HEAT

`The perfect summer read... Gorgeously compelling' Good Housekeeping

`A seductive love tale' Sunday Times Style

`Oozes glamour... Lush, romantic and cleverly crafted - a brainy beach read to relish' Sunday Mirror

`I loved THE INVITATION . . . I could dive into this book. A beautifully complex and vivid story, full of repressed longing and secrets. An absolutely enchanting tale' Lucinda Riley

`A seductive love tale' Sunday Times Style

`So powerfully evoked . . . with dark, sensuous undercurrents that lingered on in my mind, long after I'd reluctantly left Stella and Hal behind' Kate Riordan

`Film crew, Italian Riviera, 1950s. What part of that does not appeal?' Red

`Full of mystery and long-reaching shadows of the past . . . richly drawn and compelling' Rosanna Ley

`This epic love story is an unputdownable summer read' Essentials

`If you like Victoria Hislop you'll love the seductive and heady The Invitation' Lovereading

`An utterly seductive story depicting forbidden love and loss in 1950s Italy. The perfect beach read this summer' Louise O'Neill

`I loved every page - it's vividly written and utterly absorbing' Iona Grey

`Foley weaves a very satisfying love story . . . readers will be taken by the luxurious Mediterranean setting' Publishers Weekly

`Glamorous and romantic and bittersweet all at once . . . a fabulous story' Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers

`It's a beautiful, compulsive and glamorous read - perfect for long summer days' Lucy Clarke, author of the Richard & Judy bestseller, The Sea Sisters

`The combination of the glittering, glamorous setting and the magnetic characters mesmerized me. This book is luminous' Elin Hilderbrand

`A compelling love story that takes us far beyond the alluring Italian coast to a darker place' Brunonia Barry

About Lucy Foley

Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities. She then worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry - during which time she also wrote her debut, The Book of Lost and Found. Lucy now writes full-time, and is busy travelling (for research, naturally!) and working on her next novel.

Visit her Facebook page at and follow her on Twitter @lucyfoleytweets

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The Invitation by Lucy Foley
Used - Like New
HarperCollins Publishers
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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