Marone Memoirs: An Immigrant Story - Review By Amanda Evans

Marone Memoirs - An immigrant Story by author Sarah E. Lingley is the story of her great grandparents Raffaele and Rosa Marone and their voyage to freedom in America. This book chronicles their journey and subsequent life in America.

Raffaele Marone, tired of his life in Laurenzana, Italy, travels to New York to begin a new life. Raffaele continually travels between America and his homeland of Italy where he is to meet, fall in love with and marry Rosa. His marriage is welcomed under the strict understanding that he does not take Rosa to live in America (the reasoning behind this comes from an incident in Rosa's childhood explained in the book). This restriction is to be revoked later and both Raffaele, Rosa and their children immigrated to begin a new life in America.

The story portrayed in this book is that of the lives of Raffaele and Rosa Marone and that of their children. Author Sarah E. Lingley with the help of Marone's living daughters recalls this story beautifully and reminds us all of family and family love.

Sarah Lingley has an extraordinary gift for story telling and keeps readers intrigued throughout this book. Her attention to details is also outstanding. This book is a definite must for anyone with a keen interest in family history or if it is just a love for reading you will enjoy this also. This book is available from all leading book sellers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can also receive more information by visiting the website of the Author Sarah Lingley">

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