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Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello
Escape to Villa Limoncello… where dreams come true in the most unexpected ways.
With Christmas around the corner, Izzie Jenkins is ready to kickstart the new ‘Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes’ course at Villa Limoncello with chef and business partner, Luca Castelotti.
However, secrets are stirring with their latest guests and when nasty accidents keep befalling the group it looks like Izzie will have to turn detective once more to protect the Villa’s fledgling reputation. On top of all this, Izzie’s been offered the job of a lifetime – back home in Cornwall. Will she be coming home for Christmas, or will Tuscany work its magic to keep her at Villa Limoncello with Luca?
This is another winner from this highly talented author and a great addition to this series IMHO. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to revisit the idyllic community around the Villa Limoncello to discover all the happenings there and in the nearby community and I certainly wasn’t disappointed!
Izzie has decisions to make. Should she move to Italy to live and work or take up the offer of what once would have been her dream job in Cornwall? A choice of following her old dreams or striving to achieve new ones is never an easy decision. Add in that the man she loves, Luca Castelotti, seems to be reluctant to even talk to her alone and definitely has secrets, she is in a dilemma. Just what has happened to change him? What secrets are he keeping and why? However, there are guests to see to, a course to be delivered and she has a week to decide……
The course participants are all members of a community choir, led by their conductor, Nick, who is determined to have them pitch perfect ready for a series of Christmas concerts. He seems focussed on that to the exclusion of everything else, ordering everyone around in a bombastic manner. When a plant pot falls off a balcony, almost hitting him, Izzy is worried that someone is out to get him. There are more secrets amongst the choristers but can they be revealed before any further disaster strikes?
This is a great read that I really didn’t want to put down until I had read the last page. It is a story filled with the dreams and hopes of many characters, wrapped up in a delightful community with tasty food and drink to wash it all down with. There are even recipes from the story given at the end of the book – I’ll definitely be trying some of them out in future! I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this book and really hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. As always, I’ll be looking out for more by this talented author in future!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying doing so.
Author Bio –
Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
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