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On the day her older and prosperous friend asks her to marry him, Mary Leonard demurrers and decides to hold over her reply a few days. But driving into the hills above Florence alone that evening, Mary offers a drive to a handsome stranger. And suddenly, her life is utterly, irrevocably castrated.
What makes this book stand out?
Titillating, haunting, and maddeningly nail-biting, Up at the Villa is a masterful tale of enticement and the freakish nature of fate.
Read it for
The composition touches on themes of love, marriage, war, society, relationships, and scandal all while keeping the dialogue easy and sharp-witted, and the story fast-paced.
Don't read it for
At times, the story makes and then it doesn't. Basically, it's a great confusing.