Summer Dreams at Villa Limoncello
Izzie Jenkins never expected to find herself living in a gorgeous oasis in Tuscany but when life gives you Villa Limoncello you say thank you and bake treats to celebrate!
Izzie and debonair chef Luca Castelotti are officially setting up shop together but when their inaugural ‘Pasta and Painti...more
So expect even more delicious sounding Italian food descriptions, which Daisy James is so good at. There are even recipes at the back for if you are inspired to try out the various pasta's yourself.
Believe it or not though at the heart of ...more
Its STILL smouldering and I am actually quite liking the fact that they haven't jumped into bed yet.
I love the sound of the food, the area and just the whole thing.
I am looking forward to seeing what happens next at Villa Limoncello.
Thanks to NetGalley, Debbie James and Canelo ...more
I definitely liked this one better than the book one, but unfortunately it still falls a bit flat.
I enjoyed the "mystery" part but that's about it. The writing is not ideal and the characters are not memorable at all.
Personally I got a but annoyed when I read about "potato gnocchi". Gnocchi are usually made of potatoes, so it's like saying buttery butter or idk wet water. You only put an adjective if it's unusual, like ricotta gnocchi or ...more
Get ready for some mouth watering descriptions of food and drink but take care as one of th ...more
Having read the first book in this series, and then subsequently having holidayed in Tuscany in the summer, I couldn't wait to read this, the next installment... alas a house move and work got in the way! But this week (thanks to the lurgy!) I have finally found the time - and what a sunny, yummy pick me up it's been. The author sets the sightseeing and foodie scene with her usual panache, the characters are great - you'll root for some whilst wanting to slap others. There's ro ...more
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Welcome to Villa Limoncello, the rustic farmhouse in Tuscany where Izzie and friends are running a Pasta and Painting course for top fashion designer Carmen and her motley entourage.
A delightfully easy read, with short chapters and the most marvellous palette themed headings, this is the perfect ...more
Having lost my heart to Italy, Tuscany in particular around 8 years ago on my first trip overseas, this book has brought back all the wonderful memories of our time there. Visiting all the surrounding villages and towns, Florence, San Gimignano, Assisi to name a few. But memories of cooking with 'the Nonna' for 3 straight nights, just the 2 of us, was rekindled while reading Summer Dreams at Villa Limoncello. And to have the lovely surprise of the recipes at the end... ...more
I had a lot of fun reading this book, it was perfect for the lazy summer afternoon and made me crave the be there.
I appreciated the plot, the characters and the setting.
I look forward to reading the next book by Ms James.
Many thanks to Canelo and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine. ...more
Thank you NetGalley.
The description of the area is great but the description to detail regarding the food makes you crave pasta.
Another great, light easy read.
I highly recommend people check it out.
I don’t mind cozy mysteries but this read very young. The mystery was a bit contrived and some of the clues were just far fetched. Ok most of them were. Wasn’t my favorite but it was cute.
This is the second Villa Limoncello book by Daisy James, following the life of Izzie and her new ‘family’ in a Tuscan villa. We follow-on quite soon after the first book ends, and, instead of planning a wedding, Izzie and Luca have arranged a Pasta and Painting co ...more
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garde ...more