Fifteen-year old Valeria Allegro works diligently on the family farm in Italy, where she is torn between her duty to her family and her desire to find freedom from her strict, domineering father. She finds solace in Dario, a young student who provides a blissful escape—until a neighbour’s son, Gregorio, decides he wants her for himself.
This raises an alarm for her father, which leads to family conflict and aggression. When Dario is threatened and her family is plagued by a series of suspicious accidents, Valeria is desperate to keep her loved ones safe. Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves?
About the Author
Lucy is a Registered Counsellor with a part-time private practice, and also works as a Rehabilitation Consultant for the Australian Government. She previously worked as a Rehabilitation Consultant, Case Worker, English as a Second Language Teacher, and Proofreader.
Lucy has Postgraduate Diplomas in Psychology, Education, and English as a second language teaching, as well as qualifications in Grief Counselling, Hypnosis, and Professional Writing and Editing.
Lucy enjoys reading romantic suspense, romance, thrillers, crime, and sagas. She writes in the genres of romantic suspense, romance, and non-fiction presently.
Lucy's enjoyed travelling to exotic places such as Madrid (part of the setting of Crystal Light), Mauritius, and Italy.
Her interests include meditation, playing tennis, journal writing, reading fiction and non-fiction texts about writing and counselling, ongoing learning, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and socialising with friends and family.