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The Secrets of Villa Rosso by Linn B Halton #Review #BlogTour #Giveaway

Title: The Secrets of Villa Rosso

Author: Linn B Halton

Publisher: Harper Impulse

Published: 21 July 2017

Pages: 401

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This is a delightfully different story. Ellie Maddison is happily married with two daughters and a husband, Josh, who she feels is her soul mate. They have a great relationship, filled with love. When she returns to work with a close family friend she never dreamed of flying off to Italy but that’s just what she ends up doing to help that friend out. When she’s there she meets Max Jackson and there’s a strange connection between the two of them, one that develops as he guides her round the area. However, there’s mystery, drama and so much more in this intriguing story.  She still loves Josh but feels inextricably linked to Max as well. Is it possible to have two soul mates?

This is a story of strong relationships, mystery, intrigue, soul mates and dilemmas. It has family values, love and friendship as powerful themes throughout it and is an engaging read. The lovely descriptions bring the beautifully crafted interior design pieces to life in the imagination of the readers. The characters are well developed and easy to empathise with and the setting is simply gorgeous! It is a story packed with puzzles to be solved and a heartwarming read.

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


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.

Purchase Linkhttp://smarturl.it/SecretsofVillaRosso


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.

Social Media Links –

Read chapter one from each of Linn & Lucy’s novels:

Website: http://linnbhalton.co.uk/

Twitter: @LinnBHalton and @LucyColemanAuth

Facebook: LinnBHaltonAuthor

Amazon author pages: Linn B. Halton and Lucy Coleman


Giveaway to Win a signed copy of The Secrets of Villa Rosso (Open Internationally)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then the organiser reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time it will be deleted.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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2 comments on “The Secrets of Villa Rosso by Linn B Halton #Review #BlogTour #Giveaway

  1. LinnBHalton
    July 21, 2018

    Ah, thank you so much for your very lovely review – made my day! And so great to have you on the tour. Have a fabulous Saturday! xx


  2. carhicks
    July 22, 2018

    There are not a lot of books about strong relationships and families, so it is nice to come across one that is well written. Great review Elaine.

    Liked by 1 person

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