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A careless girl. A survivor alone in the world. A world in turmoil.
In the middle of WWII, France has surrendered to Germany, and young Lily, half French and half American, has her life turned upside down. A careless girl full of dreams, Lily must leave France and go to her father’s homeland, taking her mother with her.
Lily’s mother becomes completely dependent upon her teenage daughter, and Lily is forced to grow up quickly. Trying her best to support them both, balancing work and dreams of continuing her studies, Lily meets her first love and discovers passion and betrayal on her way.
Ninon is a survivor. Alone in the world, she works as an exotic dancer in a French cabaret called Le Passioné, where she moves her hips to put food on her plate until a new and dangerous opportunity is presented to her. Although Ninon has lost faith in love and God, life will show her surprises can be found around every corner.
France, the United States, Spain, Austria, and Argentina present the backdrops for an epic tale of people trying to adapt to a world in turmoil—one that’s filled with secrets and surprises…
What readers are saying about Sketches of Life: ★★★★★- “I would recommend Sketches of Life to anyone looking for a warm heart felt, heart wrenching story of a girl coming of age in a war torn world.” ★★★★★ “If you want to read a good book, look no further.”
Reviews for the Book
READER'S FAVORITE 5 STARS REVIEW: Review #1: Review by K.C. FinnReviewed By: K.C. Finn Review Rating: 5 Stars - Congratulations on your 5-star review! Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Sketches of Life is a work of fiction in the interpersonal drama and historical sub-genres penned by author A. Gavazzoni. Written for mature readers due to the presence of sexual situations, this intricate drama follows the life of Lily, a young woman with mixed heritage between French and American roots. In the middle of the Second World War, Lily must move to her father's American homeland when France surrenders to Germany, taking her poor dependent mother with her. Our second protagonist, Ninon, lives a very different life and seems to have lost all faith until an incredible opportunity is presented to lift her out of her current situation. Exploring themes such as duty, passion and the pursuance of one's dreams, the protagonists of this tale are young women who find themselves in the midst of one of the world's most trying times. As the pressure of war fills everyone with dread, Lily and Ninon emerge as relatable heroines still striving for something bigger for themselves, taking the opportunities to survive that life gives them. Author A. Gavazzoni has crafted an ideal balance between the close narration of the emotive, character-led drama and the wider backdrop of a war-torn world and its many sociocultural struggles. The plot contains plenty of ups and downs, but usually in ways that you would not expect from a WW2 novel, delivering a personalized tale of struggle and triumph amid adverse circumstances. Overall, I would highly recommend Sketches of Life to readers seeking something new and truly unique.
About the Author: A. Gavazzoni
A. Gavazzoni is the Brazilian author of a trilogy named Hidden Motives (Behind The Door #1, Lara´s Journal #2 and The Brilliant Game #3), and the Where The Road Goes Series: Sketches of Life #1 and just released Life Has Other Plans #2.
For her first book Behind The Door A. Gavazzoni won four Gold Medals: The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice; Book Excellence Award 2017; B.R.A.G Medallion 2019 and eLIT Book Awards 2019; one Bronze Medal on Inpedependente Publisher Books Award 2018; two Honorable mentions at Paris Book Festival 2017 and Reader’s Favorite Award 2017 and was a finalist to the Independent Author Network 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018 and Indie excellence Awards 2019.
The second Book, Lara’s Journal won a Honorable Mention at Reader’s Favorite 2018 and Paris Book Festival 2018; and was a finalist on: Eric Hoffer Award 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018, Book Excellence Awards 2018, Independent Author Network; 2018; The IAN Book of The Year 2018 and American Fiction Awards 2019.
The Brilliant Game, Hidden Motives’ final book, got a gold medal on Book Excellence Awards 2019, received a Honorable Mention at Paris Book Festival 2018 and was a Finalist on Readers Favorite 2018.
Sketches of Life is a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner and Book Excellence Awards 2020, Da Vince Eye and Best Book Awards Finalist.
Life Has Other Plans won Pinnacle Book Achievement Award , Eric Hoffer Award and National Indie Excellence Award´s finalist.
A. Gavazzoni has been a lawyer for 31 years, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.
She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.
She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for twenty years. She paints and loves to cook for her friends.
She has two poodles -Juno and Charlotte -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel. She invites readers to visit her website/blog anytime for updates of upcoming books and events. www.agavazzoni.com and check my blog agavazzoni.com/blog and my twitter account for news @a_gavazzoni
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