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The Villa

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nora Roberts

Narrated By: Laural Merlington

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 16 hours 14 minutes

Summary:

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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  • Anonymous

    Overall a good book - especially if you enjoy thinking about wine and wine making. I enjoyed this book, but it was not the kind of book that would keep you seated in the drive way.....

  • Ann Hadley

    not one of nora roberts best but a worthwhile listen, if a little on the "light" side

  • Barbara Krauter

    It was a good story with well-developed characters, a love story, a plot, and a surprise ending. I listen in the car to & from work, but have to admit to bringing a CD inside a couple of times just to hear a little more. I was almost disappointed when it ended. This is not classical "literature" but I thought it was a great way to pass the time!

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed this abridged version, the story was well written and the reader was wonderful!

  • Angela Jones

    Not my favorite. Very predictable. Kind of sex in the city meets murder shewrote.

  • Kimra

    A romance for several generations. I enjoyed listening to the book.

  • Anonymous

    Overall the book was ok. Hard to keep the names straight.

  • Alesha

    Nora Roberts is a Wonderful Romance Novelist! The Villa is another one of her great romance novels! Full of suspense and romance, the Villa is charming story of a merger of not just a business, but of two powerful families. I enjoyed the story very much!