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Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill

Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for the latest release by Melissa Hill. I love it when I have the opportunity to read and review for an author whose books I love and what isn’t there to love about a story set in sunny Italy.

My Review

Set against the stunning backdrop of Italy with it’s amazing views and beautiful villas. This is a story about friendship and how these lovely ladies found themselves and each other whilst on a trip to Italy many years ago. Told over a dual timeline 6 years apart, you get an insight from all of them as to where they were in their lives when they first arrived in Italy and what instigated them being there in the first place. 

I enjoyed getting to know these ladies through their highs and lows and how no-one really quite knows everything that happened during their visit where they all first became friends. 

I love a book set in Italy and this oozes stereotypical cute Italians and delicious food. A story that keeps you guessing throughout as to how other events all link together from their first trip and discover what really happened during those gorgeous summer days.

A book that will provide the perfect companion during the long summer days and that I highly recommend adding to your TBR pile.


Book Blurb

Three women. One summer reunion. Secrets will be revealed…

Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amidst dappled lemon groves and the fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and Annie all came to the villa in need of escape and in the process forged an unlikely friendship.

Now, years later, Kim has transformed the crumbling house into a luxury retreat and has invited her friends back for the summer to celebrate.

But as friendships are rekindled under the Italian sun, secrets buried in the past will come to light, and not everyone is happy that the three friends are reuniting… Each woman will have things to face up to if they are all to find true happiness and fully embrace the sweet life.


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Available to purchase here


About the Author

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International #1 bestselling Irish author Melissa Hill lives in County Wicklow.
Her page-turning, contemporary novels are published worldwide and translated into 25 different languages.

Many of her novels are currently in development for movies and TV.
An adaptation of A GIFT TO REMEMBER is airing now on Hallmark Channel US and Sky Cinema in Ireland/UK, and a sequel, CHERISHED MEMORIES filmed in 2019.
A Christmas movie adaptation of her USA Today bestseller, THE CHARM BRACELET is scheduled for release in 2020.

Her latest novel, KEEP YOU SAFE has also been optioned for UK TV, and a series based on one of her short stories is in development at Netflix.

Her brand new novel THE SUMMER VILLA available now, is a #1 Irish Times bestseller.

For more info visit her website at
Twitter: @melissahillbks
Instagram: @melissahillbooks


Many thanks to Harper Collins for the invitation to join the blog tour,  please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 





I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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