Barbara Josselsohn is an award-winning author who loves crafting stories about strong protagonists facing a fork in the road. She is the author of the best-selling THE LOST GIFT TO THE ITALIAN ISLAND and SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN ISLAND, both part of her Sisters of War series set in Italy during the darkest days of World War Two. Her previous, contemporary novels include THE LILAC HOUSE, THE BLUEBELL GIRLS, THE LILY GARDEN, THE CRANBERRY INN, and THE LAST DREAMER.  She has also written hundreds of articles and essays in major and regional publications about family, home and relationships, and she teaches novel writing at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, at Westport Writers Workshop, at the Scarsdale Library, and privately.  She lives just north of New York City and enjoys escaping to the beach or the mountains whenever she can. Other than writing, her biggest passion is her family: her husband, her three kids, and her rescue pup, a mini-schnauzer named Albie. She is currently at work on two more historical novels set to release in 2024 and 2025.