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Best-selling author of delicious novels about Italy, friendship, passion and lots of food

Come on a foodie tour to Italy with Nicky and experience the flavours of her stories

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Come to Italy, come for sunshine, and pasta, and red wine and long walks, come for as long as you like.

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Nicky Pellegrino writes novels that take her readers to Italy.

Her stories are filled with food, friendship, love and the kinds of people who will feel like they’re your friends.

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What Goodreads readers are saying

Dana Al-Basha on Goodreadsfor The Italian Wedding

Let me tell you this, I'm deeply in love with this book, I feel happy just reading it…I'm going to order all this author's books. She is this good.

Anna on Goodreadsfor Recipe for Life

Oooohh, what a gorgeous book. I feel like I've just had a holiday in a little village in Italy! The descriptions of the village, the locals, the landscape and best of all, the most DIVINE food, were just wonderful.

Maria on Goodreadsfor The Food of Love Cookery School

I feel like I have just returned from Sicily. I can still smell the sun on my skin, the breathtaking food, the ocean breeze... and the wine, oh the wine.

Kiwiflora on Goodreadsfor The Villa Girls

Oh the history, the family intrigues, the wine, the food, the olives!!!! The bliss goes on and on.

Anne on Goodreadsfor One Summer in Venice

Nicky Pellegrino writes with such authenticity…I felt as though I were walking the streets alongside Dolly, as though I too were tasting the lovingly prepared food, and as though I were dancing the Tango under the stars of the Italian sky.

Jacki on Goodreadsfor The Food of Love Cookery School

The sense of warmth and history is palpable and the descriptions of the food are mouthwatering

Kim on Goodreadsfor Recipe for Life

I have loved all of the books I have read so far from Nicky Pellegrino, she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors

Ginetta on Goodreadsfor Delicious

I have a soft spot for Nicky Pellegrino's books, having Italian heritage I can relate to the "drama" that is a part of being Italian: the passion, the family traditions, the focus on food

Mcvalens on Goodreadsfor The Villa Girls

Makes we want to cook and eat Italian food and dine in an olive grove every day. sigh.

Cora Tea Party Princess on Goodreadsfor A Year at Hotel Gondola

I was completely transported…it felt like I experienced the whole story with the free-spirited Kat…This is the perfect summer read. And now I'm desperate to go to Venice.

Anne on Goodreadsfor Summer at the Villa Rosa

I enjoyed every page of this wonderful book. Food, romance and Italy - the perfect combination

Judith Graham on Goodreadsfor The Food of Love Cookery School

Oh I loved this book…The descriptions of the food set my taste buds alive and I could almost taste the meals… Now, when's the next plane to Italy?

Liz Walsh on Goodreadsfor When in Rome

I loved this story and have passed it round to friends and family. The setting and the characters are all so real

Gill Brown on Goodreadsfor Under Italian Skies

It makes you want to drop everything and move to Italy

Jess on Goodreadsfor The Food of Love Cookery School

After finishing this great read you will then spend the next few hours plotting your own escape to some gorgeous Italian coastal village or island.

Rachel Gilbey on Goodreadsfor One Summer in Venice

A fabulous insight into the real Venice…I just wish this book didn't have to end, as I was enjoying it so much

Margherita on Goodreadsfor The Italian Wedding

Pellegrino's beautiful descriptions of Italian culture creates a magical place in your mind, so magical that you feel you are a part of it all: the countries, sceneries, the food.

Jacki on Goodreadsfor The Villa Girls

If you can't get to Italy on holiday, this is the next best thing - and if you are going, this would be an ideal companion

Heidi on Goodreadsfor The Food of Love Cookery School

What a fun book! ...There was something to like in each of the women and perhaps even find a little of yourself in them

Karen on Goodreadsfor Under Italian Skies

I became so wrapped up in the characters and lifestyle it was as if I was there with them. The ups and downs, friendships and food made the story flow perfectly. I can't wait to read more books by Nicky Pellegrino

About Nicky

Nicky Pellegrino was born in Liverpool but spent childhood summers staying with her family in southern Italy. A shy, tall, gingery child she never really fitted in with her exuberant Italian cousins and had a tendency to stay quiet and observe things. When Nicky started writing fiction it was her memories of those summers in Italy that came flooding back and flavoured her stories: the passions, the feuds but most of all the food.

Nicky now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband Carne plus a menagerie of dogs and horses. She works as a freelance journalist and her novels are distributed in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and have been translated into numerous languages.

She loves cooking for friends, drinking red wine, walking on New Zealand’s amazing beaches, riding her horse through the forest and lying in bed reading other people’s novels.