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Summer at the Villa Rosa by Nicky Pellegrino
  

Summer at the Villa Rosa

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There seem to be more and more novels around that evoke a sense of place by cleverly focusing on food and drink from the region, but then isn’t that half the reason we love to go on holiday, and this book certainly transports you to the beautiful southern region of Italy. Romantic and charming this is a great book for the summer evenings. Filled with food, love and longing, SUMMER AT THE VILLA ROSA is like taking a seat in a sun-drenched piazza, and becoming a tiny part of the endless spectacle of life there.

If you like Nicky Pellegrino you might also like to read books by Santa Montefiore, Abby Clements and Sarah Harrison.

Synopsis

Summer at the Villa Rosa by Nicky Pellegrino

Raffaella Moretti, by far the most beautiful girl in the southern Italian town of Triento, is about to marry the only boy she has ever loved. It seems that nothing but happiness lies in store for Raffaella. Yet, just one year later, she is a widow, and has had to take a job as housekeeper in the Villa Rosa, for the young American who is temporarily working in Triento.

As Raffaella struggles to recapture her own lost happiness she starts looking for ways to help those around her to do the same. There is Silvana the baker's wife, her passion barely hidden; Carlotta the gardener's daughter with her mysterious grief, and the kind and gentle owner of the Gypsy Tearoom who offers Raffaella friendship. As the lives of these villagers interweave, Raffaella is pulled into the centre of a conflict that threatens not only to divide Triento but also to destroy all she holds dear.

Reviews

If you like your stories on the sensuous side, this debut novel is for you.

Glamour

Set against a backdrop of love, life, friendship and food, Mediterranean beauty Raffaella attemtps to rediscover her happiness after her one true love dies . . . The descriptions of Italian food will make your mouth water.

Cosmopolitan

A touching story about one woman's search for love.

Sunday Express

'Full-bodied as a rich Italian red, it is a page-turner combining the missed chances of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN with the foodie pleasures of CHOCOLAT. A warming read for a winter's night'--Eve 'If you like your stories on the sensuous side, this debut novel is for you'--Glamour 'Set against a backdrop of love, life, friendship and food, Mediterranean beauty Raffaella attempts to rediscover her happiness after her one true love dies... The descriptions of Italian food will make your mouth water'--COSMOPOLITAN 'A touching story about one woman's search for love'--SUNDAY EXPRESS Full-bodied as a rich Italian red, it is a page-turner combining the missed chances of Captain Corelli's Mandolin with the foodie pleasures of Chocolat. A warming read for a winter's night.

Eve


About the Author

Nicky Pellegrino

When Nicky Pellegrino's Italian father came to England he fell in love with and married a Liverpool girl. He brought to his new family his passion for food and instilled in them what all Italians know - that you live to eat instead of eating to live. This Italian mantra is the inspiration behind Nicky's delicious novels. Every summer the family left their home in Merseyside and returned to her father's home town, near Naples, in southern Italy. When Nicky met and married a New Zealander she moved to Auckland where she works as a journalist and edits a woman's magazine. She hoards her annual leave so that she and her husband can return to Italy to meet up with her family and to eat the best mozzarella and research her books.

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Publication date

26th June 2008

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Nicky Pellegrino

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Reading Groups
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780752893228

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