Sketches of Life

Where The Road Goes Series Book 1

A careless girl. A survivor alone in the world. A world in turmoil.

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Sketches of Life

A careless girl. A survivor alone in the world. A world in turmoil.

In the middle of WWII, France 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 heartfelt, heart-wrenching story of a girl coming of age in a war-torn world.”
Reader’s Favorite Awarded ★★★★★ “If you want to read a good book, look no further.”

What readers say about the book🧐

In the middle of WWII in France a young girl hides in her home as the Nazi comes in and takes her older sister away in the night. To protect Lily and her mother from the Nazi her father sends them a way to live in America where her father is from. Lily is half french and half American.All her father ever wanted of Lily is to finish high school and then go on to college but then tragedy strikes and Lily’s world is torn to pieces. Her mother becomes ill and Lily is left to take care of her ailing mother.Lily meets a nice young man in America who she takes an instant liking to but the romance doesn’t last too long when Lily finds out that he has betrayed her. Lily is heartbroken with all the lies and deceit that is falling off this young man.Sketches of Life is told from multiple points of view the first being Lily’s of course and the next one is of a young woman, Ninon who works as an exotic dancer. Ninon’s life is changed tremendously when she is offered a job spying for her country. Ninon sees it as a job like any other that will put food on her table and clothes on her back.I was really touched by both women’s stories but especially Lily’s. Lily’s story touched my heart and left me in tears on more than one occasion. I felt as if I had connected with Lily in some way on so many different levels. I felt for Lily as she was just a young girl on the brink of adult hood and so innocent on so many things. I felt for her because of all the things she was experiencing in her life things that most people experienced later in life if ever.Sketches of Life is a well thought out story one that will stay with me for a long time to come. I think I will carry Lily and Ninon’s stories with me always. These two women have worked their way into my heart. I would like to get to know them more if that is possible. Sketches of Life pulled me into its depths from the first page and has not let go yet. I hope to read more of their stories.I enjoy reading books through different characters eyes. I like getting the story from both. When I was reading both Lily and Ninon’s stories I kept wondering and waiting to see how their stories were going to intertwine. They had me guessing from the beginning and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out. Oh and when I did I was so surprised I never expected the ending to turn out the way it did but it worked so brilliantly well. What a surprise. I would love to know more about that great big twist there at the end.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. One click your copy of Sketches of Life to begin this wonderfully told story.

Nancy Allen (The Avid Reader)

(Amazon Review)
About the Author

A. Gavazzoni

A. Gavazzoni is a Brazillian Multi-Award-Winning Novelist of five published literary works within two novel series titled, ‘Hidden Motives’ and ‘Where The Road Goes.’

Adriana has become a critically acclaimed popular steamy romance fiction writer of light erotic with cross-genres of steamy murder mystery suspense, historical romantic thrillers, coming-of-age, and women’s gripping crime fiction. Adriana’s break-out debut of “Behind The Door” book one of the “Hidden Motives” series firmly placed her on the literary map nationally and internationally. All her novels are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and Kindles available within Kindle Unlimited. All her novels are featured on online literary book sites, Book Stores, and literary magazines.

Born and raised in Brazil, she is of full Italian lineage. By day she is a Brazillian lawyer, former professor of law, and also writes legal books. She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing her next novel, she enjoys many interests as a very active person and is an avid reader.

Adriana loves to dance, especially the (Tango), she enjoys cooking and enjoys good food and good wine. She believes in exercising along with living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys traveling and visits New York often, but her “Happy Place” is always spending time with her big happy family and her pets as a passionate animal lover. Adriana continues to work and reside in Brazil.

Visit her blog for updates and new releases at http://www.agavazzoni.com/

***Novel Awards & Achievements For A. Gavazzoni****

“Where The Road Goes Novel Series” Book One – Sketches of Life – Gold Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Honorable Mention-Los Angeles Book Festival 2021 – Finalist – Book Excellence Awards

Book Two – Life Has Other Plans – Gold Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Book Excellence Award – Finalist – Eric-Hoffer Award – NIEA – National Indie Book Award – Honorable Mentions – Hollywood Book Festival 2022 & Paris Book Festival 2022 –

All Novels Awarded 5-Star Reader’s Favorite Editorial Book Reviews.

Multiply Awards Won For All Three Novels In The “Hidden Motives” Series…

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A careless girl. A survivor alone in the world. A world in turmoil.

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