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The Villa Audiobook

The Villa

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Publisher's Summary

Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. For three generations, the Giambelli wines have been renowned for their quality - from Napa Valley to Italy, and throughout the world. The pride of the Giambelli family and a top PR executive, Sophia loves her job - and excels at it.

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, she 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 Tyler 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.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    What did you love best about The Villa?

    All the characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Villa?

    Her mother being able to find love


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    She's just awesome


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Could not turn it off listened to 3x's already


    Any additional comments?

    This book was like watching a movies. It draws you into it... NR is great

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 02-24-13
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 02-24-13
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book ! Kinda reminded me of my favorite show " Falcon Crest" . NRA Roberts is such a good writer in creating a whole story with different characters and angles that work perfectly transferring you to a different world. So so so good and the narrator choice was perfect for this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Claire California 02-01-13
    Claire California 02-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Nora is always a good bet!"
    What did you love best about The Villa?

    Greatly appreciate the varied locations and detailed of the storyline. Characters strong and believable. A story that could happen. Nora Roberts proves she can come up with something new.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sophie. Strong, indepedant, but human.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when teens acted and talked like true teens. You know Nora has been around teens herself. Real, yet still funny.


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    L.W. 10-09-11
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    I am a NR fan. This was a complicated plot. I had some problems figuring out the characters but that is just a problem of "listening". Intriquing plot from my perspective. I loved everything about this book. This is a great vacation read.

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    Rebekah52 Reading, PA USA 06-04-15
    Rebekah52 Reading, PA USA 06-04-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Older Nora with a complex plot"

    The narrator did terrible male voices and it was tough to discern the difference between characters. There were a lot of characters involved and it was tough keeping up with them at first. It isn't one of Nora's best but still worth the listen.

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    Saeeda lake Mary 08-27-17
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    About a family that owns a business making whiskey. There is a conflict because a man is murdered , family members are blamed. A love triangle in which wife falls in love then daughter also falls in love. The husband left wife for another woman , cheated and betrayed. His girlfriend is also murdered. The mystery is who is the killer

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    Good story. I like having some hot romance mixed in with the suspense, story and mystery. this book had just that. The presentation was great....she successfully uses voices well to represent the various characters.

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    Laura 05-23-17
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    Love Nora. she's the best... couldn't stop listening. this one had it all. Another 10

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    A who done it that will keep you guessing until the end.v. combined with two love stories.

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    F. Parker 04-20-17
    F. Parker 04-20-17
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    "The Villa was a great old world into new world mystery romance"

    Loved it! Light hearted but lots of intrigue, suspense right to the end. And triple romance too.

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