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Summer at the Villa Rosa
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The exotic quality of Joanne Harris meets the warm, traditional storytelling of Maureen Lee. Nicky Pellegrino is the editor of a women's magazine in New Zealand Rights to her novels have so far sold to Germany, Holland, Portugal and Spain. Her novels have received excellent reviews: 'Set against a backdrop of love, life, friendship and food, Mediterranean beauty Raffaella attempts to rediscover her happiness after her one true love dies ... The descriptions of Italian food will make your mouth water.' Cosmopolitan. 'A touching story about one woman's search for love' Sunday Express. 'Full-bodied as a rich Italian red, it is a page-turner combining the missed chances of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN with the foodie pleasures of CHOCOLAT. A warming read for a winter's night' Eve. 'If you like your stories on the sensuous side, this debut novel is for you' Glamour.

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When Nicky Pellegrino's Italian father came to England he fell in love with and married a Liverpool girl. He brought to his new family his passion for food and every summer the family returned to Italy. When Nicky met and married a New Zealander she moved to Auckland where she works as a journalist and edits a woman's magazine. She hordes her annual leave so that she and her husband can return to Italy to meet up with her family, eat the best mozzarella and research her books.

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'A touching story about one woman's search for love'--SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Set against a backdrop of love, life, friendship and food, Mediterranean beauty Raffaella attempts to rediscover her happiness after her one true love dies... The descriptions of Italian food will make your mouth water'--COSMOPOLITAN
'Full-bodied as a rich Italian red, it is a page-turner combining the missed chances of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN with the foodie pleasures of CHOCOLAT. A warming read for a winter's night'--Eve
'If you like your stories on the sensuous side, this debut novel is for you'--Glamour

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