The Villa Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Villa

Sophia Giambelli and Ty MacMillan are thrown together by the family business. Both are upset by the changes that have been made that merge the two companies into one, but both are determined to excel in order to gain more responsibility and power within the corporation. Everything is going fine, until someone's plan to ruin Giambelli-MacMillan Wines is put into action. Now everything is crumbling while love is blossoming. And until Sophie and Ty figure out who's behind this, nothing is safe.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by Caro R.

Sophia Giambelli and Tyler MacMillan areforced to work together in the wine business. When everything starts going wrong, they fight together to save the business, themselves, and their families, all the while finding love. This is definitely a very good read! Great sex!
The review of this Book prepared by Selena Coleman

Putnam, Mar 2001, 25.95, 432 pp.
ISBN: 0399147128

As the successful head of marketing for her family's Napa Valley winery, Sophia Giambelli has never failed. However, her grandmother Tereza throws Sophia for a loop when she announces the merging and shuffling of responsibilities for the three family holdings.

Sophia must teach marketing to Tyler MacMillan while she must learn wine making from Eli. To make matters worse and more complicated, Tereza announces that David Cutter, an outsider, is the new CEO. As Tyler and Sophia squabble over processes, they fall in love , just as David falls in love with Sophia's mother. However, a snake in this Eden wants nothing less than to destroy the Giambellis out of vengeance and so adds to the turmoil that love and realignment have already caused.

THE VILLA is an exciting, action-packed romantic suspense novel filled with the Nora Roberts trademark of charming characters, especially strong female protagonists. The story line is filled with emotion and passion as love is obviously in the air. Ms Roberts, through meticulous and accurate research, shows the reader just what goes on in the winemaking industry. Although the villain is apparent early on and the reasoning for the reshuffling is not fully explained, neither of these faults fails to slow down a typical ardent tale that will send Roberts back to all the bestseller lists.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

Chapter Analysis of The Villa

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   lot of descript of crop raising Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like The Villa

Nora Roberts Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian