The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
With all her majestic and haunting beauty of the Italian Alps, Enza is worth more than a million dollar award- her practical beauty takes it all. Ciro is a strapping mountain boy who met with Enza during their teenage years, despite growing up in villages, just miles apart. On one fateful day, Ciro happens to catch a local priest in a scandal and he is banished- sent to America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy at a turn of a century.
They both build their own lives with Ciro mastering in shoemaking while Enza takes up a job in a certain factory. When fate intervenes, the two meet again, but it may be too late as they both have different wishes
Publication Date: 3rd, April 2012 by Harper