The Secrets of Villa Rosso
by Linn B. Halton
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.
Sometimes you just know when a book is going to be magical, and the Secrets of Villa Rosso was just that! It was a story about love, romance, soulmates with a bit of spiritual/psychic elements sprinkled in.
Ellie is a mother and wife, and she relishes in those roles. As her children get older, she returns to work and is getting to know that other side of herself again. When she is sent on a business trip to Southern Italy, she is enjoying being on her own again. When she meets Max Jackson, the connection between them is undeniable. Before you think she becomes a cliche and cheats, think again. The connection these two share is deep and emotional and was not what I was anticipating.
Be prepared to be completely caught up in an emotional tale. Halton reminded me of what it felt like to fall in love with my own soulmate, my husband. She also made me feel how blessed I am. The book will bring tears to your eyes, but it will also bring a smile to your face as well.
An important part of a book for me is the setting, and what a magical place Castrovillari was. It was beautiful, and I felt like I was there. When I feel like I’m in a setting with the characters, I know the book has captured me entirely, and I was completely mesmerized by this book. I love when I find a new author, and I am so excited to read more by Linn B. Halton.
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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.
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