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The Villa Girls is the story of four young women who decide that wherever they are in the world and whatever they're doing they'll meet every few years for a holiday together somewhere sunny. Despite life taking them in very different directions, their snatched days in the sun in little hidden villas are crucial to them all. Escape, celebration, recovery - over the years the holidays change their lives.Rosie was always the odd one out - initially only invited as the others felt sorry for her, but it seems that in the end, she might be the one whose life is touched the most by her villa days. For it's there that she meets Enzo. The eldest son of an olive oil dynasty in southern Italy, he is being groomed to take over one day as head of the family.

Rosie and Enzo have a holiday romance that seems set to become something more serious until she discovers he is not entirely what he seems. Years later they meet again and this time Rosie must decide how much she is prepared to compromise for the sake of love...

©2011 Nicky Pellegrino (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

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Great story and narrative

I was pleasantly surprised by the story and the audio narrator. I love the detail Ms Pellegrino had in her story. I found myself laughing and crying- I was able to visualize easily. I look forward to reading her other books. Grazie

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  • A.V.F
  • 04-04-21

Depressing....

If you enjoy relaxing with a book about loss, depression and enduring the ugliness of life, this is the book for you. The long suffering characters, the feeling of wasted time, the beauty of Italy tainted by the shadows of reality at its worse do not make for the uplifting reading I was looking for. This is highly subjective of course, but this book pales in comparison with Under Italian Skies.

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  • Teresa Toy-Guilietti
  • 05-05-20

good story

loved it great story. Narrator spoke very clearly and good to listen too. Would recommend

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  • Lizzie
  • 06-07-18

Classic Nicky Pellegrino.

Interesting characters, beautiful locations. What could be wrong. I love that many of her novels link up with characters in different stages of their lives. The UK/Italy link makes it fun and adds an extra dynamic. I love these characters and have read most of her books. Chick lit at it's best. More please!

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  • david dodson (purple triangle ltd)
  • 10-14-15

Fantastic book

I absolutely love this book, I preferred her other book which I think was called 'cookery school' however this was brilliant as well.
I think Nicky is such a brilliant writer, I lose myself completely in her books and I love that.
I have now purchased all of her books and cannot wait to read them. Her descriptions of Italy's views and food are amazing and you just want to fly their and have a holiday.
I have absolutely no hesitating this book I thoroughly enjoyed it as you can tell lol.

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