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Two sisters, Amelia and Simona Lillostra, share a secret. One so distressing to them it is never to be revealed.

What they didn’t count on is a young Russian man entering their lives, a man related to Amelia’s Russian lover from WWII. When TV anchor, Larissa Mina meets Alexey Dubrovsky at an awards night, neither has any idea there is a secret in both their pasts. What is this dark family secret and why were two loving sisters torn apart?

The Decision They Made is set in Italy, Russia and Australia. The secret that tears two loving sisters apart is revealed, and it is this secret that shakes the family to its core.

Will the two sisters, who haven't spoken for 40 years ever talk again? Will Larissa and Alexey be together or will the secret tear them apart as well? This dysfunctional family saga charts the lives of two families as they navigate what the secret brings up for them. Their emotions are challenged in ways they never expected, as are their relationships.

Amelia and Simona made a decision during WWII that affects their families lives in 1980 and beyond.

About The Author

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Maria has made a career of using words to communicate. Working at WIN4 Television Wollongong, her first paid job nurtured Maria's love of words.

A move to Sydney to study Communications gave her the opportunity to work with advertising & public relations agencies, corporate companies and newspapers. She has written PR, ads and newsletters for products from food to jewellery, fashion and interiors as well as garden and building products. Both traditional print media and digital.

When she is not writing website content or as a senior reviewer for Weekend Notes, she works on her short stories and novels. Her debut novel, The Decision They Made, is a compelling family saga spanning three generations and three countries. Full of dark secrets, flawed love and a decision no one was supposed to discover.

Maria will donate 50% of the proceeds from book sales of The Decision They Made to The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, a charity that works with abused children. Every cent counts for this charity, so please help me to help them. Purchase your copy of The Decision They Made today.

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