Daily Review: The Secrets of Villa Rosso by Linn B. Halton
August 19, 2017
A truly touching tale that left me with tears in my eyes.
Some places stay with you forever…
When Ellie Maddison is sent on a business trip to Southern Italy, she’s reminded why she loves her job – set amongst rolling vineyards and rich olive groves, the beautiful Villa Rosso is the perfect escape from her life back home. But what Ellie isn’t prepared for is the instant connection she feels to the estate’s director Max Johnson, or the secrets they share that are as intertwined as the rambling vines that cover Villa Rosso.
It’s not long before Ellie finds herself entangled in the history of the place, trying to understand the undeniable effect Max is having on her. As their relationship grows, what will Ellie discover about this idyllic villa and those who have walked through its doors?
What started as a simple work trip will change Ellie’s life forever.
When Ellie met Josh she instantly knew that he’d be the one for her. They’re soulmates and have been married for a very long time. On their 19th wedding anniversary, Ellie sees something that she can’t explain. These images intrigue her and she wants to find out what they mean. Ellie works as an interior designer for her best friend Livvie.
When Livvie’s mother is being admitted to the hospital because of an injury Ellie takes over Livvie’s business trip to Italy. As soon as Ellie arrives in Italy she feels like she’s been there before. Ellie is instantly taken by her destination, Villa Rosso, and the man in charge, Max. How can it be that someone Ellie has never met before awakens such strong feelings inside of her?
Ellie doesn’t doubt her feelings for Josh, but she can’t deny her connection to Max. During the day she’s living her life with Josh and her two daughters like she’s always done, but during the night she visits Max in her dreams. Ellie is a loving mother with a strong need to help people. She keeps her personal feelings private and the only person who knows everything about her is Josh. I loved the fact that Ellie stays true to what she believes in, but is strong enough to seek guidance when she needs it.
The Secrets of Villa Rosso mesmerized me. The vivid descriptions of the handmate Italian items that Livvie and Ellie order for their business made me wish I could buy them myself. Linn B. Halton includes paranormal touches in all of her stories and she keeps making me think about what I personally believe in. I love it when a book manages to have this thought-provoking effect on me.
I’m already sure The Secrets of Villa Rosso will stay with me for a very long time. The story is beautiful and Linn B. Halton’s books always positively affect me. She is one of my favorite authors and I already can’t wait to read her next creation.
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I quickly sank into the storyline with Linn’s familiar writing style and psychic/spiritual scenes sparking my imagination. Ellie and Josh were such a lovely couple, reading about their life together put a big smile on my face.
A work task took Ellie away from her family to Italy, more specifically Villa Rosso, and it was here that her life began to change. Was fate responsible for the situation she found herself in?
Italy was warm and inviting, much like the authors writing – I could almost feel the warm sunshine and breathe in the fragrant scents. I felt like I was right there alongside Ellie as she explored the unfamiliar surroundings. However, there was something or someone who seemed familiar to her and I couldn’t wait to find out what it all meant.
The air of mystery surrounding Max intrigued me and left me feeling a little bit suspicious of him. I couldn’t decide if he was too good to be true or just genuinely good. The truth surprised me.
There were a couple of moments that actually gave me chills, things I hadn’t been expecting happened and, thanks to Linn’s fabulous storytelling, affected me quite dramatically. It became my mission to uncover the secrets of Villa Rosso and this meant that I flew through the pages in record time.
This was an absolute pleasure to read, every fate filled moment held my interest and encouraged me to think of more than simply what I can see in front of me. A truly touching tale that left me with tears in my eyes.
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