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The Summer Villa

By: Melissa Hill
Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
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Summary

Three women. One summer reunion. Secrets will be revealed…

Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amidst dappled lemon groves and the fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and Annie all came to the villa in need of escape and in the process forged an unlikely friendship.

Now, years later, Kim has transformed the crumbling house into a luxury retreat and has invited her friends back for the summer to celebrate.

But as friendships are rekindled under the Italian sun, secrets buried in the past will come to light, and not everyone is happy that the three friends are reuniting.... 

Each woman will have things to face up to if they are all to find true happiness and fully embrace the sweet life.

An epic summer listen about food, friendship and the magic of Italy, perfect for fans of Karen Swan and Sheila O’Flanagan.  

©2019 Melissa Hill (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"...not only packed with Italian sunshine and charming warmth, but also a strong sense of friendship." (Woman & Home)

"This wonderful literary tale of rekindled friendship will transport you to the delights of a summer in Italy." (My Weekly)

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What a great story. What a surprise at the end.

I could read it a second time. Certainly my next book will be from Melissa Hill.

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LOVED IT

Have always enjoyed Mellisa Hill's books , I'm ready for another fantastic read Thank you Melissa

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A story of long buried secrets. Three friends reunite at the Dolce Vita on the Amalfi Coast where they met years ago. Hedonistic Annie, shy Collette and spoilt brat Kim formed an unlikely friendship all those years ago and now Kim has transformed the Villa and invited her friends to the opening. The beautiful Italian countryside redeemed this book for me as I found the characters rather annoying.

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The Summer Villa

The Summer Villa. I started this book several times as it suddenly jumps to a totally different story. Eventually I realised it kept jumping forward years and then back. I did enjoy the story.