Genre: Women’s Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 331
Date of Publication: March 17, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
It’s not just another family vacation, at least to Nora. No, she pulls her family together and they spend two weeks in a gorgeous setting. While this family vacation might be a time to pull everybody together, instead it tears them all apart.
Nora has something to tell her two daughters and she knows that once she tells them her secret that she has been hiding that it is only the beginning of the end. Emma and Libby love their mother and these two weeks and plan on spending together should be idyllic. Instead, it proves to be nothing like they had imagined. Instead, they hear news that totally destroys them and other news that Nora has in mind is even more devastating.
Meanwhile, there are some deeper and broken facets within their family structure that could really destroy them. This devastating story takes more than one turn, showing that life can truly be a game of delicate balances. Will Nora, Emma and Libby be able to navigate these difficult waters and come out of this even stronger than they were before?
They were parts of this book that were difficult to read and assimilate. As a reader who has the tendency to try to fit into a book, I could not imagine being in the place of any of these women. With sadness and regret I continued on hoping to find that they would all come to peace with the secrets, lies and decisions each of them had to face. With a lovely setting, interesting points of view and intense family drama, The Villa proved to be a captivating read.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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