Wedding Bells at Villa Limoncello - Daisy James
Reading Challenge Category: Free Copy from the publisher in exchange for review and taking part in Blog Tour
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…
I’m really excited to have been asked to be part of the blog tour for this book. It was released on the 11th of March 2019, and my blog will be published on the 20th of April. I received a copy of the book in advance via the publisher, Canelo, in return for an honest review as part of my blog. This is a book about the rebuilding of life when everything has fallen apart. It is about overcoming loss and grief. Isabella Jenkins’ life is falling apart around her, but luckily she is offered the opportunity of a lifetime and which will help her turn her life around. She is off to Italy, but unfortunately, Italy holds a lot of bad connotations for her, so it isn’t an easy trip to make. Isabella meets a handful of colourful characters, all of which in their own way help her heal and cope with the turmoil, pain and unhappiness that she is feeling. The Villa Limoncello itself sounds like the perfect place to recuperate and come away from feeling renewed and rejuvenated! The book is so fanciful that you feel yourself getting swept away in the magic of Tuscany. I’ve never personally felt the pull to visit Italy, but after reading this book, I want to go there now. It sounds wonderful. The book has the right amount of ups and downs to keep you reading the book as fast as you can to see what Isabella will decide to do with her life once this adventure comes to a close. I think the ending could have been a little longer as it felt like there was a little unfinished business. I would have liked just a little longer with these characters once you knew how it was going to end. However, overall, it was an enjoyable read, and as some of the other reviewers have said it is the perfect holiday read. If you want to feel good, uplifted and like life is going to be just dandy then this is the book for you!