Book Reviews of The Villa

The Villa
The Villa
Author: Nora Roberts
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515132182
ISBN-10: 0515132187
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 486
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 569 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Very good book. Twist at the end that you never see coming. Very romantically set in Italy and California wine vineyards. Would love to see this one made into a movie just to see the Italian Villa in real life!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Really quick, fun read for such a large book. Great summer reading!
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Helpful Score: 2
Sex, scandal, and the lives of the extremely wealthy make this romp through California's vineyards an unforgettable one! Lots of romance and suspense.
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I read this book in May of 2004 and found it very, very good!
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Another novel rich in emotion and rife with conflict from the prolific Roberts, this sweeping saga of Northern California wine-making steeps the reader in a heady mix of sex, scandal and the excesses of the supremely wealthy.
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Another winner from Nora Roberts ! This story is about a proud family's deadly secrets, a passionate tale of two rivals who, while toiling in the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, discover that they have mush to learn - from each other, and about themselves.
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As usual another well written book by one of my all time favorite authors.
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Great reading.
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Family saga set at wineries in Napa Valley and Italy. A very good read.
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I started this book, but it didn't hold my interest. One day I realized I'd just put it down, moved on to another book, and never picked it up again.
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'The Villa' is 100% Nora. Brilliant, funny, romantic and suspenseful enough to keep you turning pages like crazy. One thing you can always depend on, is Nora Roberts talent for immersing her readers in the 'world' she creates on paper. 'The Villa' is set in the California wine country, and by the time you're savoring the last page, you'll realize that you have not only just finished a great book, but you now have an informed perspective of the practice of growing grapes and producing wine. Nora always manages to teach you just a little bit about the topics of her books. And who can afford to turn down the opportunity to learn a little something new every day ??? As is typical of Nora, her lead characters of Sophia and Tyler spend the better part of the first half of the book sniping at one another, all the while wondering how long they can avoid their mutual attraction. Pilar and David also provide a beautiful and touching love story, and only add to the mental picture being created in your mind of the grand Giambelli family. The bottom line is this. Nora Roberts has another winner here.
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This was a very good book. True Nora Roberts style. I really was swept up in this and kept guessing who the murderer was--only to be wrong each time.
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Set in beautiful Napa Valley, California, Nora Roberts's latest novel portrays a rich world of family-owned wineries, complete with enough romance, sophisticated business intrigue, betrayal, and murder to cow the Medicis of Florence. The Villa focuses on the merger of two prominent winemaking families, the Giambellis and MacMillans, and the incendiary combination of the two upcoming leaders of those dynasties, Sophia Giambelli and Tyler MacMillan. Tyler is the manager of the MacMillan vines and the distilling process, a job that suits his frank and no-frills personality. Creative and flashy, Sophia is head of Giambelli's public relations, and her job has been to put the best spin on whatever her family business produces--hard to do when the merger requires that she and Tyler switch jobs, and particularly hard to do when her own heart seems to spin out of control whenever they're together.
Soon after the merger goes through, Tyler and Sophia learn that they have bigger problems than their conflicting work styles. Tony Avano, a Giambelli executive and Sophia's father, is murdered, and threats surface against the Giambelli women. As a quiet woman, Sophia's mother, Pilar, has made few enemies, except for Tony's new wife, Rene. The matriarch of the family--known simply as La Signora--may have knocked some rivals aside as she clawed her way to the top, but few would have reason to threaten her now. When poison is discovered in Giambelli wine, Sophia and Tyler learn the killer is much closer than they thought.
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The fun is in the suspense, although Roberts, as usual, shines at portraying relationships, from the romantic to the antagonistic.
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I love this author and I loved this book.
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I loved this book...I bought it two weeks ago....I was sorry it ended....Great Read.
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nora roberts speaks for herself also i have not yet found one of her books that i have NOT liked
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Nice combination of mystery and romance!
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Excellent!
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Good Nora Roberts read
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Nora Roberts exposes a proud family's deadly secrets in this passionate tale of two rivals who, while toiling in the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, discover that they have much to learn-from each other, and about themselves...
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This is about 2 families and there struggle with the vineyards they own.
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It's Nora enough said
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The back drop of Napa Valley and the business of wine proves that more than grapes grow and die
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Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors so I like all of her books. This is about a two families who have adjoining vineyards. The Grandmother of one and the Grandfather of the other are married. The Grandson and the Granddaughter are being groomed to take over and merge both vineyards. Great book..alot of mystery too.
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very enjoyable book
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#1 NYTimes bestselling author Nora Roberts exposes a proud family's deadly secrets in this passionate tale of two rivals who, while toiling in the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, discover that they have much to learn - from each other, and about themselves...
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Good book.
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This is another one of those Nora Roberts books that you just can't put down.
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One of my favorite of Nora Roberts' books. This one revolves around the vineyards in California and also takes on travels to Italy. Yummy & delicious!!
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Northern California wine country, I found it slow at first, then the more I got into it the more I enjoyed it.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts exposes a proud family's deadly secrets in this passionate tale of two rivals who, while toiling in the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, discover that they have much to learn -- from each other, and about themselves..
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Secrets, passion in the lush vineyards of Napa Valley.
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This is a good book. I t was about Sophia Giambelli and Tyler MacMillan
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Nora Poberts books have a bit of everything in them: mystery, romance, intrigue....that's why I like her books!
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very good romance - intrigue - thriller
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Nora Roberts is not my favorite, this was given to me and I read it out of desperation that I needed something to read...and I surprized myself by actually enjoying it!
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Thrilling story with great characters!
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Wonderful story about a family and their vineyard
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Sophia Giambelli, sophisticated head of marketing for the family-run Napa Valley winery, is the heiress to the Giambelli empire. She's often compared to her grandmother Tereza, La Signora, who still runs the business. The Giambelli holdings include the 100-year-old Castello di Giambelli in Venice, Italy; Villa Giambelli, operating in the Napa Valley for 64 years; and nearby MacMillan, a 92-year-old firm added to the family holdings when La Signora married Eli MacMillan.

The wineries have always operated independently, but now La Signora announces that she wishes to merge all three, occasioning a major restructuring of responsibilities. She orders Sophia to replace Tyler MacMillan, Eli's grandson, and become the wine maker for both families' vineyards. The monosyllabic Tyler will spearhead marketing for the new joint venture. Laying the groundwork for heated fireworks, Sophia and Tyler fight not only each other but also a corporate saboteur who's being fed inside information.

Dramatic personal confrontations are exacerbated by La Signora's designation of a new CEO, David Cutter, the only non-Giambelli to hold a position of power. Cutter brings his two teenage children with him to live in the winery guesthouse and immediately falls in love with Sophia's newly divorced mother, Pilar.
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Great book with a little mystery and suprise ending.
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Set in the fineyards of napaValleey, story of two rivals and then love.
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Another novel rich in emotion and rife with conflict from the prolific Roberts (From the Heart; Carolina Moon etc.), this sweeping saga of Northern California wine-making steeps the reader in a heady mix of sex, scandal and the excesses of the supremely wealthy. Forecast: Villains are easily discerned and susupense is at a minimum in this latest Roberts, but aggressive, savvy female protagonists should prove attractive to readers and enhance word of mouth. Overall, The Villa is vintage Roberts, a grand cru label for the bestseller lists
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Set in northern California Napa Valley, this is a story about two rivals who discover they have alot to learn about each other. An abundance of murder, massage, embezzelment, power shopping and arson- it is sure to please any fan of Nora Roberts.
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My first NORA!! I'm hooked!!!
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A long good read.
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I really enjoyed this book, it is a real page turner for sure. Full of family secrets, suspense, revenge, and romance. Reading this book is a wonderful way to spend the upcoming winter weekends.
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As always with Nora Roberts...a very good story right to the end. One you can't put down!
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Nora Roberts exposes a proud family's deadly secrets in this passionate tale of two rivals who, while toiling in the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, discover that they have much to learn-from each other, and about themselves...
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Wonderful story! Highly recommended!
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Romance, of course, but also a mystery and quite a bit about winemaking.
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another great book from Nora Roberts! I enjoyed the characters in this story. -Mirah W.
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. . . a proud family's deadly secrets in this passionate tale of two rivals who, while toilling in the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, discover that they have much to learn -- from each other, and about themselves . . .
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Love my Nora
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I picked this copy up at a yard sale to benefit the local humane society but I haven't read it.

From Publishers Weekly:
Another novel rich in emotion and rife with conflict from the prolific Roberts (From the Heart; Carolina Moon etc.), this sweeping saga of Northern California wine-making steeps the reader in a heady mix of sex, scandal and the excesses of the supremely wealthy. Forecast: Villains are easily discerned and susupense is at a minimum in this latest Roberts, but aggressive, savvy female protagonists should prove attractive to readers and enhance word of mouth. Overall, The Villa is vintage Roberts, a grand cru label for the bestseller lists