Many thanks to Rachel and Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this Blog Tour.
Having not read the previous 2 books, it took me some time to understand the depths of Izzie and Lucas’s love. This book was set in the winter in snowy Tuscany.
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, mysterious things happened to the guests. Izzie and Luca had to investigate that along with their decisions.
My first book by Daisy James, and I felt she was a brilliant writer. Within the first few page, I could feel the story unfolding. Love between Luca and Izzie started working its magic on me from the beginning of the story when the two met at the airport. They wore their emotions on their sleeves. The writing gave me the powerful imagery, I could imagine Izzie’s eyes sparkling on seeing Luca.
The book started slow, showing me the different characters and things happening in the villa. The author’s writing brought to life the descriptions and events in a most delightful way. Christmas in Tuscany sure was fun. Characters were many, but their emotions were filled with warmth, except for a couple. The story traveled its own path before coming to the end.
Overall, a light fun read where mystery was weaved into the romance which made it a sweet love story.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines.
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 which were triple-tested for her debut novel, The Runaway Bridesmaid. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
Escape to Villa Limoncello… where dreams come true in the most unexpected ways.
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 will have to turn detective once more to protect the Villa’s fledgling reputation. On top of all this, Izzie’s been offered the job of a lifetime – back home in Cornwall. Will she be coming home for Christmas, or will Tuscany work its magic to keep her at Villa Limoncello with Luca?
Publication Date: 26th August 2019