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Stella has life under control – and that’s the way she likes it. For twenty-five years, she’s been trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer but after her boss dies suddenly, she’s left with nothing to do apart from clear the studio.

It seems as though the life she wanted has vanished. She is lost – until one day she finds a house swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that?

But what was just intended as a break becomes much more, as Stella finds herself trying on a stranger’s life. As the villa begins to get under her skin, she can’t help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the local food he recommends and follows suggestions to go to his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up the reality?

As Stella wonders if she can let go of the safety of her past, perhaps there’s a chance for her to find a way into her future . . .

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What readers are saying about Nicky Pellegrino's uplifting and feel-good escapist novels: Enchanting...a delightful feel-good story
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I couldn't put it down
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An easy and relaxing read that took you to a warm and inviting slice of life...an enjoyable read
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Left me craving some Italian food and wanting to book a holiday
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