Christmas Secrets at Villa Limoncello (Tuscan Dreams #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...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 risk giving anything ...more
Ill 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 Izzies culinary catastrophe - she is supposed to hold baking lessons along with her love, Luca at Villa Limoncello the very next day, ...more
The detective plot of the book make me like it even more (how can I say no to heartwarming romance with extra mistery plot?). And all of that happening in winter scenery of Tuscany. I couldnt help but dream about being there with all those characters.
I would definitely check out the ...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 ...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 opportunity to read ...more
Isabella, Izzy, Jenkins has been offered her ...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 people ...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 ...more
Daisys 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 this series of ...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, they will ...more
I discovered Mz James by accident, and have devoured all three of her Villa Limoncello stories in just a few days.
Perfect fast reads for feeling good and smiling heart.
Especially loved the recipes at the end of the stories.
Warning! Will make you crave Italian food and wine! :D
Hoping there will be more stores at the Villa. A few secrets, lots of crafts and food and wonderful romance makes these book perfect for summer beach reads, or in front of a warm fire ...more
The book is the third in a series but it works fine as a standalone as were quickly given all the information we need to know whats what.
The author writes beautifully. The words dance off the page and sweep you along. Theres humour, tension, mystery and romance, all superbly handled.
This is a Christmas ...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 the ...more
I was ...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 the actions and ...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 pick her up ...more
Izzie cannot wait to return once more, especially to see Luca. However Izzie is facing her own dilemma she has been offered the job of a lifetime - a job that she always wanted. ...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 confused. With ...more
I loved the ...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 characters, that create ...more
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse ...more