“The Villa Girls happened by accident, and I was the least likely part of them.”

The story of four young women who decide that wherever they are in the world and whatever they’re doing they’ll meet every few years for a holiday together somewhere sunny. Escape, celebration, recovery – over the years the holidays change their lives.

Rosie was always the odd one out – initially only invited as the others felt sorry for her, but it seems that in the end, she might be the one whose life is touched the most by her villa days.

In southern Italy she meets Enzo. The eldest son of an olive oil dynasty, he is being groomed to take over as head of the family. When Rosie discovers Enzo may not be exactly what he seems she has to decide how far she will go for the sake of love.

“Reading this book is like escaping for a holiday with dear old friends.”

– NZ Woman’s Weekly

“Sink back on the sofa with this delightful read.”

– NOW magazine

“You feel like you’ve smelled the air and tasted the food in the markets. If you’re looking for a place to escape to as autumn draws in, you can’t go wrong with The Villa Girls.”

– tvnz.co.nz