Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello: A feel-good Christmas holiday romance (Tuscan Dreams Book 3)
With Christmas around the corner, Izzie Jenkins is ready to kickstart the new ‘Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes’ course at Villa Limoncello with chef and business partner, Luca Castelotti.
However, secrets are stirring with their latest guests and when nasty accidents keep befalling the group it looks like Izzie...more
I’ll be honest - I was feeling a bit iffy about this book, the reason of which I will get to in a minute, but I am glad to say that, having finished the book, my heart is swelled with warm feelings and joy, I am thoroughly content with this book.
The story kicks off with descriptions of Izzie’s culinary catastrophe - she is supposed to hold baking lessons along with her love, Luca at Villa Limoncello the v ...more
Izzie was back at Villa Limoncello to organize courses and to transform the villa to make it into an ideal Tuscan getaway. They were to entertain a choir for the week along with baking courses. Izzie had a career decision to make and Luca wanted to give her the space to decide before going further with their relationship. Meanwhile myste ...more
I love reading about Izzie and Luca's romance and all the things around it. I can virtually smell the delicious sounding food that Luca makes
Meghan and Gianni are another couple whose romance makes this story just leave a huge smile on your face.
A wonderful feel good story with a few Christmas tantalising titbits.
Thanks to NetGalley, Daisy James and Canelo for the op ...more
Isabella, Izzy, Jenkins has been ...more
There are some delightful characters on the course that Izzie has been asked to help run but are the things that keep happening really accidents or is there something more sinister afoot?
It seems everybody has a secret and some p ...more
I loved all the Italian food in this story, and also all the Christmas crafts that Izzie came up with. I wish I was talented enough to try to make some myself, as they sounded fabulous.
This addition to the series didn't have a mystery as such in it, or at least nothin ...more
Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello is the third book in series, but my first book.
I only wish I had read the previous books as this would of been an amazing series.
I'm a big fan of Daisy James books so I'm surprised I haven't yet read the previous books, but they are definitely going on my TBR pile.
As this is the third book and incase like me you haven't yet read the others I won't go into any detail about the plot, as i don't want to r ...more
First of all, I have to comment on that cover - such a beauty! And the cover matches the warm and enjoyable story that is waiting for you inside CHRISTMAS SECRETS AT VILLA LIMONCELLO by Daisy James.
The season is upon them all at Villa Limoncello in the beautiful surroundings of Italy and a new batch of guests have arrived. Izzie and Luca are ready to teach and tantalise everyone's taste buds but when secrets begin to cause some trouble ...more
Daisy’s books always make me feel hungry, there is just so much attention to detail when it comes to the food that is so vital to the creation of the Tuscan atmosphere. It truly is a sensory experience reading thi ...more
Izzie's life has been touched by deep sadness. The death of her sister sent her spiraling into deep, dark depression with no idea how to move forward in life. This affected her relationships and her work and left her ...more
The heroine, Izzie Jenkins has returned to Villa Limoncello and th ...more
Preparing for her return to Villa Limoncello, Izzie Jenkins' trial run of recipes for the upcoming Snowflakes and Christmas course are a disaster. Thankfully, with a bit of confidence mixed with excitement and nervousness, she flies to Italy hoping all will be well. On arrival, she's delighted Luca Castelotti has taken time from his busy schedule to ...more
This time Izzy returns to Villa Limoncello in Tuscany just before Christmas. She is there to run a cooking and crafting course for a group of choir singers who are rehearsing for their next concert. Izzy is excited to see the gorgeous Luca again and rekindle their romance. However, she finds that he is distant and evading questions, leaving Izzy c ...more
I lo ...more
But for this story I was doubting if I would read it or not… as this book was a part of a series, how much background was required to be able to follow the whole story?
Luckily for me, you needed just a little bit background! And what you actually missed, you could assume from th ...more
I love the magic that has been created in these stories between the Villa and Carlotta and it's ability to slow everyone down and help them rediscover happiness.
I am a foodie and love the food and crafts throughout this book and the recipes at the end so that you can try and recreate some of the Tuscan magic in your own kitchen. The book is brimming with fantastic ch ...more
I'm sorry to say this was not a book for me but if you love Italy, food and don't mind about the storyline so much, this is a great book for you!
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley ...more
Set in Tuscany, the description of location, food and traditions bring the whole area alive.
Will the Villa continue to make people happy and make the adventure a real success?
It's a great light read that keeps you wanting to read more.
I enjoyed this one so much that I feel i may need to re read it later in the year when I have my Christmas tree up and a log fire lit!
I was ...more
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter.
Her husband and young son were willing samplers of her baking creations ...more