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Reposting my #Review of the fabulous Summer Dreams at Villa Limoncello by Daisy James #Romance #Mystery

I was very lucky and won a copy of this brilliant story on Facebook signed by the author and, after re-reading it, I have to say I still agree with my 5* review! It is a great read with plenty to distract you and let you escape from whatever is going on around you during these very different times. It was lovely to revisit it again. A great read, with fantastic character, suspense, mystery, Italy and romance along with laugh out loud moments and some fun recipes – can’t recommend it and the other books in this series highly enough! 

 

 

Title: Summer Dreams at Villa Limoncello

Series: Tuscan Dreams #2

Author: Daisy James

Publisher: Canelo

Published: June 13th, 2019

Pages: 237

Rating: 5/5*

 

My Review

This is a brilliant romantic mystery packed with suspects, tasty Italian food, a fabulous setting and great characters. It is the second book in the Tuscan Dreams series and starts just weeks after the events which ended the first book. Izzie and Luca have organised and are hosting a week long course involving Painting and Pasta, the first of many they hope will help make the Villa a profitable enterprise.

Get ready for some mouth watering descriptions of food and drink but take care as one of the participants in the course, Carmen, ends up with suspected food poisoning! The problem is, it isn’t easy to ascertain just how it happened and there are too many potential suspects! It certainly kept me turning the pages as I tried to identify the culprit along with Izzie and Luca. Carmen is definitely not the most liked character and it is easy to see why any of them might wish to harm her, but as the story progresses each of the suspects is shown to be hiding some secret that none of the others are aware of. As these are revealed, the mystery deepens!

If you want reminding of summer or a tasty mystery in a delectable setting, look no further. This is a fantastic read and part of a fabulous series to read whatever the season and one that I have no hesitation in highly recommending. There are even some tasty recipes for you to try at the end of the book!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Synopsis:

Escape to Villa Limoncello… where dreams come true in the most unexpected ways.

Izzie Jenkins never expected to find herself living in a gorgeous oasis in Tuscany but when life gives you Villa Limoncello you say thank you and bake treats to celebrate!

Izzie and debonair chef Luca Castelotti are officially setting up shop together but when their inaugural ‘Pasta and Painting’ venture is sabotaged and one of their guests poisoned they’re forced to turn detective. Because if they can’t find the culprit, they’ll be out of business before they’ve even begun…

A gorgeous holiday read perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Jenny Oliver.

Buy Links:     Amazon UK          Amazon US           Barnes and Noble

 

The first book in this series is Wedding Bells at Villa Limoncello

and the third book is Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello

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