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THE #1 KINDLE BESTSELLER. An unforgettable story set off the sun-soaked coast of Sicily for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Veronica Henry and Santa Montefiore.

When Tess Angel receives a solicitor’s letter inviting her to claim her inheritance – the Villa Sirena, perched on a clifftop in Sicily – she is stunned. Her only link to the island is through her mother, Flavia, who left Sicily during World War II and cut all contact with her family. Initially resistant to Tess going back to her roots, Flavia realises the secrets from her past are about to be revealed and decides to try to explain her actions. Meanwhile, Tess’ teenage daughter Ginny is stressed by college, by her blooming sexuality and filled with questions that she longs to ask her father, if only she knew where he was.


This summer read will keep you enthralled
It is rare to find a book that offers mystery, adventure, romance and self-help, but somehow Ley has managed it perfectly
Chick Lit Club
A warm and passionate story that is as beguiling as the aromatic tastes and scents of Sicily itself...Richly written, always engrossing. The perfect summer read
Kate Furnivall
Rosanna Ley is a wonderfully talented writer who will appeal to fans of Cathy Kelly, Rachel Hore and Rosamunde Pilcher. I can't wait to read more from this author
Lisa Books
Beautifully written, warm and romantic...The perfect holiday read
Rachel Hore
A gorgeous, mouth-watering dream of a holiday read
Red magazine
This story about three women of different ages makes a great summer holiday read!
Star magazine
The Villa will stay with you long after you've devoured this tale of family feuds, secrets and passion, Sicilian-style... Romantic, escapist and mouthwatering, it has everything you could wish for in a summer read. Delicious
Veronica Henry, author of High Tide
Vividly written with a compelling storyline, this is top escapism