The Villa - Nora Roberts

The Villa

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2001-03-19
  • Genre: Romantic Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 683 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts exposes a proud family’s deadly secrets in this passionate tale of two Napa Valley rivals...

PR executive Sophia Giambelli loves her job and has never worried about competition. For three generations, her family’s wines have been world-renowned for their quality. 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, Sophia 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 Ty 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.


  • By far my favorite story.

    By Lorraine Giggles
    This is by far my favorite Nora book. I just finished reading it on our 5 week long honeymoon in Italy. It’s the 4th time reading it. She combines what I love best about her books, romance, family ties & suspense. You can feel the love in her words. She makes you also feel like you are actually in the places she is writing about which is why I read it again while in Italy. Do yourself a favor & read it at least once.
  • A+

    By cmHtwoos
    One of my favorites from NR
  • The Villa

    By Mamabr08
    I have been a Nora Roberts fan for a long long time I started reading her in my late 20s and I’m now in my 60s. And I have no problem whatsoever reading and rereading my favorite stories my poor paperbacks some of the pages are loose LOL But that’s OK I just wrap a big rubber band around them and hold them together I love my books I have most of her books in paperback a few hardbound one of my favorites is the Villa right now most of my paperback books are packed away but I decided instead of digging them out I will download my favorites onto my phone I’m more Familiar with the older titles as I got out of reading there for several years but I have many that are my favorites there’s just something about romance, murder, mystery that really helps a girl when she needs a time out Right now during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are faithfully following stay at home orders here in our state I live in Idaho I just cannot watch The latest on my favorite national news channels anymore and I can only handle so many movies even though I am into comedy and romance and I love to crochet I made 20 afghans last year so I could give them all for Christmas presents in 2019 I decided that for me,today at least I needed to find a quiet place, turn the TV off and enjoy one of my favorite books the Villa. As my family’s business is farming We raise sweet corn, hay,and wheat and have a few beef cattle but my husband and grown boys all work construction as well I can relate to the Care and upkeep of the vines and the love they have for the earth and I also watch the seasons change from planting to winter to spring, summer and fall the birds coming and going I love how she words it about the vines and the seasons that pass. I just love it when my husband cut our hay 3 times a summer there is nothing sweeter than the smell of fresh cut alfalfa hay in the summer air I have several of Ms Roberts books on my phone and now I’m going to start Carolina moon and then maybe go into Montana Sky. Ms. Roberts thank you so much I have always considered you a national treasure.
  • The Obsession

    By vphb57
    I have been a Nora Roberts fan for many years and The Obsession is by far the best book of hers I have read! It kept my attention from the first page and as soon as I read the last page, I started it again! This would make a great movie!!
  • Good read

    By Fangirl88
    Loved it! The twist at the end was surprising.
  • Good read

    By Disadd
    As always, Nora Roberts provided an excellent read. I couldn't put the book down. All the errors in this book where disappointing though. That is why I only give 3 stars.
  • The Villa

    By Duran designs
    Everyone should read this one. I enjoyed this more than any of 28 other Nora Roberts books. Didn't want it to end!
  • Simply Stunning.

    By LG0990
    This is just such a great book. I was in awe of the depth of the characters(as I always am with Nora Roberts) the descriptions of the villas were just beautifully done. And the twist? As the Italians say- Forget about it!
  • Villa

    By 1960nat
    Very good read!
  • The Villa

    By gio36
    I loved this book it was very eventful and it took me to many romantic places, The ending has a great twist! A must read. Sylvia Giammarco