Imagine swapping your house for a stay in an Italian villa - and falling in love with the owner's life... The new summer novel by the bestselling author of ONE SUMMER IN VENICE and THE ITALIAN WEDDING
Stella has life under control - and that's the way she likes it. For twenty-five years she's been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer. But when her boss dies suddenly, Stella is lost - until one day she finds a house swap website and a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village beckons. Could she really exchange her poky flat for that?
Before long, the villa - and its absent owner - has got under her skin in a way that is both uncanny and irresistible. And if she can let go of the safety of her past, perhaps there's a chance for Stella to find a way into her future...
If you love THE HOLIDAY and the novels of Santa Montefiore, Veronica Henry and Jane Green, you'll be transported by this delicious romance.
The food, scenery and language leap from the page in this relaxing read - YOURS
Nicky Pellegrino indulges her love of Italy in this flirtatious summertime dance - AUSTRALIAN WOMEN S WEEKLY
Nicky Pellegrino was born in Liverpool and spent childhood holidays staying with her father's family in southern Italy. When she started writing fiction, it was the memories of those summers in Italy that came flooding back and flavoured her stories.
Nicky now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, dogs and horses. A former magazine editor, she combines work as a freelance journalist with writing number one bestselling novels, including Under Italian Skies, A Dream Of Italy and A Year At Hotel Gondola. Her books sell around the world and have been translated into numerous languages.