Thursday, September 30, 2021

Books from the Backlog - The Villa

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

The Blurb:  Sophia is the pride of the Giambelli clan and a vital player in the family's celebrated winery. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli.

Family matriarch Tereza has announced a surprise merger with the MacMillan family's winery. As a savvy businesswoman, Sophia knows she must be ready for anything - but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They've been ordered to work closely together to ensure the merger goes through smoothly. But as they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia finds herself increasingly torn between professional rivalry and a powerful attraction.

And when the business and the family are threatened by disturbing acts of sabotage, Sophia realises her quest isn't just for dominance, but survival...

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I read this right after it came out and remember liking it and that about sums it up.  When I saw it at a used bookstore I picked it up but need to reread it to see if it deserves to stay on the shelf. 


  1. I love books about wine and wineries! Sounds good.

  2. Hmm I did read it but don't look as perhaps I need to reread it and give it another go!!

  3. I've never read a book set around a winery or vineyard. I should look for one with no romance. I read a trilogy of books set around a chocolate business and cacao farm and I really liked it. 📚