The Villa

Author(s): Nora Roberts
Genre: Romance
CD - unabridged
Audio (14 discs)
Product Number: BN7129
Released: Jul 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480585867
Narrator/s: Laural Merlington
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. For three generations, the Giambelli wines have been renowned for their quality - from Napa Valley to Italy, and throughout the world. The pride of the Giambelli family and a top PR executive, Sophia loves her job - and excels at it. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Tereza, the matriarch, has announced a merger with the MacMillan family's winery - and Sophia will be assuming a new role. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything . . .but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan. They've been ordered to work together very closely, to facilitate the merger. Sophia must teach Tyler the finer points of marketing - and Ty, in turn, shows her how to get down and dirty, to use the sun, rain, and earth to coax the sweetest grapes from the vineyard. As they toil together, both in and out of the fields, Sophia is torn between a powerful attraction and a professional rivalry. At the end of the season, the course of the company's future - and the legacy of the villa - may take an entirely new direction. And when acts of sabotage threaten both the family business and the family itself, Sophia's quest will be not only for dominance, but also for survival.

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Author(s): Nora Roberts
Product Number EB00398938
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781101146347

Professional reviews

"A dynasty of Italian wine-making, led by three generations of women, merges with an American wine-making powerhouse, and the leaders of each learn how to work together for the business, their families, and their love. The young generation must fight corporate sabotage and murder to save the company and the family. Laural Merlington gently performs the multilayered romance with sensitivity, giving each character a distinct voice that meshes well with the text. Her Italian accent is a little heavy-handed, making that side of the family somewhat caricatured. But the overall impression is one of relaxing entertainment. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"