The Villa

The Villa

by Nora Roberts
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The Villa by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts exposes a proud family’s deadly secrets in this passionate tale of two Napa Valley rivals...

PR executive Sophia Giambelli loves her job and has never worried about competition. For three generations, her family’s wines have been world-renowned for their quality. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Tereza, the matriarch, has announced a merger with the MacMillan family’s winery—and Sophia will be assuming a new role.

As a savvy businesswoman, Sophia knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn’t prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They’ve been ordered to work together very closely, to facilitate the merger. Sophia must teach Ty the finer points of marketing—and Ty, in turn, shows her how to get down and dirty, to use the sun, rain, and earth to coax the sweetest grapes from the vineyard.
As they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia is torn between a powerful attraction and a professional rivalry. At the end of the season, the course of the company’s future—and the legacy of the villa—may take an entirely new direction. And when acts of sabotage threaten both the family business and the family itself, Sophia’s quest will be not only for dominance, but also for survival.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101146347
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/19/2001
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 1,601
File size: 758 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

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Villa 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 225 reviews.
nook_readerIL More than 1 year ago
I have read many books by Nora Roberts and hands-down, this is my favorite. If you have never read any of her books, you will not be disappointed with this one. Enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book a number of times and love it.
ohtokauai More than 1 year ago
Please, please tell me that this book is part of a trilogy or that Norah Roberts will continue the story of the Giambelli-MacMillan family. I loved this book. Grazi!
Teresa Young More than 1 year ago
Love this book. I have read it so many times I have had to replace my paper back 2 times. So happy I got it on my nook color. It's a must read. Love Nora Roberts.
spinspinnsuga More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts scores another hit with "The Villa". Love, crime, mystery, suspense, murder - who else but Roberts can combine all of these with the perfect balance of each? She presented strong, three-dimensional characters with powerful personalities. Even though she juggled a plethora of characters and scenarios, she managed to make each one memorable in his or her own way. The storyline was solid and thrilling. My only minor complaint about this book was the lack of romantic development between Sophia and Tyler - I was hoping to see more of that relationship develop. Roberts creates stunning scenery and educates the reader about wine making and the wine industry, which I found fascinating. She manages to inform without boring the reader and kept the storyline from straying too far from its main intention. I was very pleased and delighted with the entire book.
CharlotteGayle More than 1 year ago
Listening to this book about the wine country in California and Italy was wonderful. I never enjoyed Nora Roberts print books, because I got bogged down in all the descriptive stuff. The well paced voice of the 'reader' kept me engaged in the intricate plot and steamy characters that Roberts develops. I did not see the ending coming as I listened and made guesses about the killer. I have enjoyed listening as I drive around my city, and as I said, I learned so much about the growing of grapes and what is involved in producing a tasty product.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Great book, Unexpected ending!!
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Anonymous 8 months ago
Great characters and story. What a twisted ending!
Anonymous 10 months ago
What is left after reading this book`
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts writes like non one else, each book is a we horizon, even when the books are a series each is unique. The Villa is an other work of art, excelent plot and action, a must read ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest, loved the characters and the setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just read this for the secondtime and it was amazing again. Nora Roberts is the very best. I have read every single one of her books.
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I would like to know if there is a sequel to this book. Would love to see what happens next with these characters.
Thrifty-Reader93 More than 1 year ago
As always, this was an incredible read by Nora Roberts. I am slowly but surely building up my collection of her books. I do wish there was more to the story though. I want to know what happens with Maddy and Theo. Is there another book about these characters? If so, I would love to read it.
boclairedesigns More than 1 year ago
What a great story. It's been a while since I read a Nora Roberts book and I forgot how much I enjoy her writing. There's great family history in this one with romance and a bit of mystery thrown in. Although it's obvious throughout the book who's likely responsible for the damages on the Giambelli family and their winery, the twist at the end was quite a surprise! It's always uplifting to read stories with independent and strong women as the main characters and this story is full of them. They're still sensitive and understanding of the world around them but capable of making their own decisions - from the young Maddy to the grand signora Tereza! A wonderful read from cover to cover!
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I've never really read a bad Nora Roberts book.  This one was good - I liked the characters and the story did build...but, the ending was a little anti-climactic.  All in all, a good book an well worth reading.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this Nora Roberts book. It was a great summer, easy read.
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