The Beauty of Tears

Genre: Historical Fiction

For Fans Of

Adriana Trigiani,The Shoemaker's Wife.

Book Summary

Twelve-year-old Roberto Morandi and his siblings work hard to keep their family afloat as their parents, Maria and Giovanni, struggle to survive financially in post-war Italy. When the financial stress threatens their parents’ marriage, a family friend, Salvatore, becomes their saving grace. However, a sudden turn of events leads to death and deception, placing their survival further at risk. When a villain tries to destroy the Morandis and all they’ve worked for, Roberto and his family must fight for their lives against a predator determined to kill

About the Author

Lucy Appadoo is a registered counsellor with a part-time private practice. She also works as a rehabilitation counsellor for the Australian government. She previously worked as a rehabilitation consultant, caseworker, 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 specialised qualifications in grief counselling and hypnosis. She has also completed Wellness Coaching courses (Levels 1-3) at Wellness Coaching Australia.

Lucy enjoys reading romantic suspense, romance, thrillers, crime novels, family/historical drama, and sagas. She writes in the genres of romantic suspense, historical fiction, and romance. She has enjoyed travelling to exotic places such as Madrid, Mauritius, and Italy.

Her interests include meditation, playing tennis, journal writing, reading fiction and nonfiction texts about writing, coaching, and counselling, ongoing professional development, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and socialising with friends and family.

She also has a blog at: and has self-published a readers' journal and a non-fiction book about holistic career guidance.

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