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The Secret of Villa Serena

Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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A gorgeous, sun-filled novel following one woman's journey from heartbreak to adventure, for fans of Santa Montefiore. An irresistible listen that will transport you straight to Tuscany....

Emily looks like she has it all.

Living the dream.

There's the lovingly restored Tuscan farmhouse, the three beautiful children, the successful husband, the newspaper column detailing her glamorous expat life. But when Emily's husband dumps her by text message, she has to face up to some stark home truths. 

The nightmare reality.

She has no money, her cleaner hates her, her eldest girl is out of her depth with the local seducer, her middle daughter is dangerously underweight and her darling baby is fast becoming a brat. She doesn't even have any Italian friends. 

But there's hope.

Even as Emily admits that she's not living the Tuscan dream, she finds herself drawn into the village of Monte Albano and discovers the genuine Italy, darker and more intriguing than she had ever imagined. If she can get over a lingering obsession with her youthful first love, an attractive stranger might be about to show her the time of her life....

©2018 Domenica De Rosa (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

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fantastic De Rosa ..

engaging storyline as always but the character description and development is superb. the authors ability to unexpectedly intersperse humour is again a delight and her observance of the human condition, insightful. altogether a great read