Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle – Spotlight &Giveaway (US/Canada)

January 24th, 2013


Good day everyone – sorry I’ve been absent the last bit here.  I haven’t been feeling my best.  I had some tests and then got hit with the nasty flu bug that refuses to leave our city and my house.  Things should pick up a bit next week.  In the meantime I have a great book to share with you all which sounds great called Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle which released on January 22.  I’ll give you some information on the book – isn’t the cover pretty?  Then at the end of the post there is a giveaway so be sure to enter for your chance to win.


About Villa Triste (from Hachette Book Group)

Florence, 1943. Two sisters, Isabella and Caterina Cammaccio, find themselves surrounded by terror and death; and with Italy trapped under the heel of a brutal Nazi occupation, bands of Partisans rise up.

Soon Isabella and Caterina will test their wits and deepest beliefs as never before. As the winter grinds on, they will be forced to make the most important decisions of their lives. Their choices will reverberate for decades.

In the present day, Alessandro Pallioti, a senior policeman agrees to oversee a murder investigation, after it emerges the victim was once a Partisan hero. When the case begins to unravel, Pallioti finds himself working to uncover a crime lost in the twilight of war, the consequences of which are as deadly today as they were over sixty years ago.

Buy at:  Amazon,, B&N, and IndieBound
Read an excerpt


About Lucretia Grindle (from Hachette Book Group)

Lucretia Grindle was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up spending half her time in the United States and half her time in the UK. Continuing as she started out, she still splits her time, but now calls the coast of Maine home.



I have one copy of Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle to share with my readers courtesy of Hachette Book Group.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
  • For another entry follow my blog.  If you already do just let me know and I’ll pass the entry on to you as well.
  • For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for a winner on Saturday, February 9/13.  Good luck!

50 Comments to “Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle – Spotlight &Giveaway (US/Canada)”

  1. Lara Frame Newell says:

    Sounds like a good one! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’m a follower via GFC

  2. Mary says:

    Take good care and feel better, Dar!
    I’m intrigued by synopsis so I’d love to win a copy.

  3. Suko says:

    Please enter me in this giveaway. I will post it in my blog’s sidebar. I’m a follower: suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

    Take it easy while you recover, Darlene!

  4. Kate F. says:

    This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway and feel better!

  5. Staci@LifeintheThumb says:

    I’ve been a very bad friend for not checking in with you!!! Hope you’re starting to feel better. This bug is something else. We have been sending sick kids home by the dozens for weeks now. Knock on wood that I don’t get it!!

    Take care!

    Love the cover of this book…sounds good!

  6. Margie says:

    Looks fascinating
    – follower by GFC and email

  7. Nise' says:

    Sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you can beat this bug out of your house. Take care of yourself.

  8. Liz says:

    How true that crime reverberates through the ages, and none more so than the political crimes arising in war.

  9. Linda B says:

    I’m fascinated by the this setting, have read another HF novel set in Italy during WWII which I really enjoyed. This book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC follower

  10. rhonda says:

    Email follower twitter follower. Will tweet @rhondareads

  11. Anne says:

    A captivating novel which is great. thanks for this chance. I am an e-mail subscriber.

  12. ellie says:

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I subscribe via e-mail.

  13. JJT says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I get your daily e-mail jtretin at aol dot com. I will tweet @readsalways.

  14. diane says:

    this book would be a treasure. Thanks for featuring this story.

  15. Colleen Turner says:

    This one sounds really good! I always enjoy WWII historical fiction. I hope you feel better soon!

  16. Colleen Turner says:

    I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner) and email subscriber.

  17. pearl says:

    Hope that you are feeling better. Winter is long. Wonderful review today. Love this book.

  18. Margaret says:

    Sounds like a good book. Love the cover.
    I am a follower also.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Connie Fischer says:

    This sounds like a terrific book. The time of WWII was so frightening and full of strife and hardship for so many people. I would very much like to read Isabella and Caterina’s story.

    Please enter me in the giveaway for a copy of this great novel.

    I follow your blog via GFC and will tweet the giveaway.



  20. Karen B says:

    Sounds fascinating!
    Follow by email subscription.

  21. Leslie says:

    I enjoy books set in Italy.. and a mystery too! I’m a follower and I posted the giveaway in my blog’s sidebar.

    Hope you are feeling better. That nasty flu is everywhere.

  22. Terry Martini says:

    I love stories set in Florence, one of my favorite cities in the world. Have added this one to my TBR list.

    I follow your blog by email. Thanks for the great giveaway and feel better soon!

  23. I’ve seen good reviews for this one and I’ve wanted to read it. I follow in google reader!


  24. Meghan Stith says:

    This looks like a really interesting book! I also follow your blog via email.

  25. I’ve developed an interest in WWII era stories this past year. This one sounds pretty good.

    GFC follower

  26. Alice Teh says:

    Hi Dar, this book sounds perfect for my personal Italian Reading Challenge, so if I can squeeze this title in, I would!

  27. bookworm says:

    The cover on Villa Triste is beautiful.
    I hope you’re feeling better Dar!

  28. nan says:

    Love this time period. Count me in. Thanks. I’m an email follower.


  29. Margaret (Literary Chanteuse) says:

    This sounds fantastic!

    -blog follower


  30. Rachel W. says:

    I’m a follower– thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Rebecca Boardman says:

    Sounds like a very good read, Please enter me.
    Thanks for the great give-a-way.

  32. Beth says:

    Darlen, hope you are feeling better!

    I’m a GFC follower, and I tweeted here:


  33. That flu bug is making its way all over the place. Hope it leaves you soon. Thanks for the giveaway :) I’m an email follower.

  34. pamela james says:

    The book sounds interesting. Hope you are feeling better!

    pjames330 at aol dot com

  35. pamela james says:

    pjames330 at aol dot com

  36. I am a gfc follower – griperang

    I have posted on my blog –

    Thank you for entering me in the contest

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  37. TAMMY CUEVAS says:

    I like books set in the WWII era, so this sounds like something I would enjoy.

  38. TAMMY CUEVAS says:

    sent request on Facebook
    Tammy Ford Cuevas

  39. Renee G says:

    This looks like an interesting book.

  40. Renee G says:

    follow as Renee G on GFC

  41. Melanie S says:

    THis looks like a great read!
    Melanie S
    Melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

  42. Melanie S says:

    New GFC follower
    Melanie S
    melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

  43. karen says:

    sounds like a book I’d enjoy reading.

  44. Vicky CK says:

    Thanks for the giveaway of such an interesting book!

    GFC follower- Vicky CK
    email as well,


  45. Vicky CK says:

    I read lots of historical novels (both romance and fiction historicals) but most of them are for older times. I haven’t read many for this timeline and am intrigued by how this one is set up with the murder mystery as well.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  46. Vicky CK says:

    I tweeted this giveaway:


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