The Secrets of Villa Rosso
Some places stay with you forever…
When Ellie Maddison is sent on a business trip to Southern Italy, she’s reminded why she loves her job – set amongst rolling vineyards and rich olive groves, the beautiful Villa Rosso is the perfect escape from her life back home. But what Ellie isn’t prepared for is the instant connection she feels to the estate’s director Max Jackson, or the secrets they share that are as intertwined as the rambling vines that cover Villa Rosso.
It’s not long before Ellie finds herself entangled in the history of the place, trying to understand the undeniable effect Max is having on her. As their relationship grows, what will Ellie discover about this idyllic villa and those who have walked through its doors?
What started as a simple work trip will change Ellie’s life forever.
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Author Bio –
From interior designer to author, Linn – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’
Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Harper Impulse (Harper Collins) and Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.
When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.
Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.
Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.
Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.
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I have never read any book by Linn but I’m glad that I have gotten a chance to read this one. I got totally swept away by the story and the plot that reading was a complete pleasure and nothing else.
I have been in Italy only once but not for such a long time. The way Linn described the country make me want to travel to Italy right away just to visit everything and be under the sun. I come from Croatia, Dalmatia, so we have some similarities with Italy but I want to really visit Italy and just discover those small towns. I feel like they have a lot to offer.
Ellie is a wife and a mother of two girls that works in her friend’s interior design company part time. Josh is her husband but also a best friend with whom she can share all the secrets and knows much more about her than her friends. He is her soulmate after all. Their relationship is really wonderful and it is nice to see it’s development throughout the book.
When Ellie takes over her friend’s business trip, she is not even aware what’s awaiting for her at Villa Rosso. She thinks it is only business and that she’s only supposed to build a work relationship between her and Max. But is it the only thing that happened?!
The place looks more than a familiar and she’s wondering how is it possible. Why does she feel like she knows Max when they have just met? Why everything about him and this place looks and feels familiar? She’s swept away in the past happenings in the Villa and they can’t leave her when she’s back home as well.
The story will captivate you for sure, making you just want to keep reading. It has a bit of paranormal in it which makes you intrigued to read more because you just want to know what’s going to happen next. The pace is just right and follows the storyline perfectly. It doesn’t feel rushed at all but also not too slow. It also has a lot of different characters which makes the book just even more rich. I would say to give this book a read; no matter are you looking for a perfect summer read or just nice book to read. This book is so worth it.
Rating: 4,5 out of 5*
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