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


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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.



  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. Vicky CK says

    Thanks for the giveaway of such an interesting book!

    GFC follower- Vicky CK
    email as well,


  8. 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!


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