Escape to Villa Limoncello… where dreams come true in unexpected ways. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Kat French
When Isabella Jenkins is unceremoniously fired from her fancy London job, she escapes to Tuscany. A few weeks hiding amongst rolling hills and grape vines at Villa Limoncello sounds exactly like the distraction she needs.
But Italy holds emotional memories for Izzie and with a hapless handyman, a matchmaking village matriarch and a gorgeous – if infuriating – local chef named Luca Castelotti, her quiet Italian get away turns into an unending cacophony of chaos.
Suddenly Izzie finds herself on a mission to pull off the wedding of the century and maybe get her life in order in the process. If only Luca’s gorgeous smile wasn’t such a powerful distraction…
Praise for Wedding Bells at Villa Limoncello:
‘A sweet romantic tale and it also reiterated why it is important to be honest and open with our emotions. I hope a sequel is next!’ 5* Reader review
‘This is a light romcom that is perfect for when you are lounging on the beach or just want something to get lost in for a couple of hours!’ 5* Reader review
‘This was a breezy, fun read in a gorgeous setting’ 4* Reader review‘I absolutely loved this novel. It is the perfect pick-me-up summer novel’ 4* Reader review
A fun refreshing read
I liked the way the characters chemistry developed and continued throughout the story. Nice wrap up but still leaves you interested in follow up books.
Wedding bells at Villa Limoncello
Great diversion for isolation during coronavirus! Now I definitely want to vacation in Tuscany as soon as it’s safe to travel again!
Wedding Bells in Villa Limoncello
This book is fluidly written and research is evident in the writing, but there were a few typos. Though it’s part of a series this can be read as a stand alone. While the story is heartwarming, it does have a predictable a plot and really tests your suspension of disbelief.
Izzie has no idea who owns the conveniently located, well maintained vespa with the keys in the ignition and has absolutely no problem with, or second thoughts about, stealing it for the entire duration of the story. She has the cliche instant attraction to Luca, who tries to teach her how to cook in the most inappropriate way possible, the author even referencing the scene from Ghost that ceramics classes joke about because of its absurdity.
What bride is hardly involved in the wedding planning, much less hires a filmmaker/PA/designer, with no experience as far as we’re aware of, to plan it? Why is there a need to force your guests to sign confidentiality agreements when they’re supposedly your closest friends and family, what can you really do if the agreement is breached when they’re, again, your closest friends and family, and why would a wedding planner not be scouted by Brad and then subjected to the same agreement where they can lose their business reputation in addition to being sued in the case of a breach.
Also, bakers assemble cakes, especially with more than three tiers, on site the day of because they’re a nightmare to move without accident, and yet Oriana assembled a seven tier in her bakery in advance. It’s also almost unheard of for bridesmaids’ dresses to be white, making Izzie’s misunderstanding feel forced. Repeated descriptors like apricot skies, kaleidoscope of emotions, and wedding of the century create unintentional callbacks and causes different characters to bleed into each other when there’s no reason for it.