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The Villa

The Villa

THE #1 KINDLE BESTSELLER. An unforgettable story set off the sun-soaked coast of Sicily for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore.

‘The perfect holiday companion’Heat

‘The ultimate feel-good read’ – Candis

‘Sun-soaked escapism’ Best

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When Tess Angel receives a solicitor’s letter inviting her to claim her inheritance – the Villa Sirena, perched on a clifftop in Sicily – she is stunned. Her only link to the island is through her mother, Flavia, who left Sicily during World War II and cut all contact with her family.

When Tess goes to Sicily, Flavia realises the secrets from her past are about to be revealed and decides to try to explain her actions. Meanwhile, Tess’ teenage daughter Ginny is stressed by college, by her blooming sexuality and filled with questions that she longs to ask her father, if only she knew where he was…

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SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY:

‘An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the endKathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter

Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read’ – Amazon reviewer

Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming Candis

‘On so many levels a fantastic read’Amazon reviewer

‘A fascinating story with engaging themes’ – Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Wife

‘Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors‘ – Amazon reviewer

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 31st May 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781780875057

Reviews

This summer read will keep you enthralled
Bella
It is rare to find a book that offers mystery, adventure, romance and self-help, but somehow Ley has managed it perfectly
Chick Lit Club
Vividly written with a compelling storyline, this is top escapism
Closer
A warm and passionate story that is as beguiling as the aromatic tastes and scents of Sicily itself . . . Richly written, always engrossing. The perfect summer read
Kate Furnivall, author of The Italian Wife
Rosanna Ley is a wonderfully talented writer who will appeal to fans of Cathy Kelly, Rachel Hore and Rosamunde Pilcher. I can't wait to read more from this author
Lisa Books
Beautifully written, warm and romantic...The perfect holiday read
Rachel Hore
A gorgeous, mouth-watering dream of a holiday read
Red magazine
This story about three women of different ages makes a great summer holiday read!
Star magazine
The Villa will stay with you long after you've devoured this tale of family feuds, secrets and passion, Sicilian-style...Romantic, escapist and mouthwatering, it has everything you could wish for in a summer read. Delicious
Veronica Henry, author of High Tide