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The Villa Audiobook

The Villa

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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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    The story was empty and hard to follow. I was very disappointed that the characters didn't have more depth and the story was shallow.

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    not my favorite nora roberts book by a long shot

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    Nora Roberts spins a wonderful tale with thoroughly drawn out characters. Very enjoyable reread. But didn't like the twist at the end. Very silly.

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    Slow start but riveting after the first couple of chapters enjoyed very much looking forward to my next Norah Roberts

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    Too slow. Nice love stories. Interesting look at wine making. Mediocre plot. Could have done it in half the space.

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    Janell Seattle, WA 02-23-15
    Janell Seattle, WA 02-23-15

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    This was a great book with a great plot, great twists and great romances. Well worth the time spent listening.

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    Lyssa 12-30-14

    I like to read/listen on my way to and from work...it keeps me OFF my phone and FOCUSED on driving!! ;)

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    I love Nora Roberts! But this book was extremely hard to get into. Because it was Nora Roberts I gave it a chance and it took a good seven or eight chapters before it started to become slightly interesting. By the end it was ok but the narrator was just difficult to listen to and the story itself was very disappointing.

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