Holiday In Bologna

Romance - Suspense
117 Pages
Reviewed on 02/12/2010
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Author Biography

Lindsay Townsend lives in Yorkshire, England, where she was born, and started writing stories at an early age. Always a voracious reader, she took a degree in medieval history and worked in a library for a while, then began to write full-time after marriage.

Her first unpublished historical found her an agent and the second got a publisher in London interested. They wanted her to write with a modern setting, which she did – several romantic thrillers set in Greece, Italy or on Dartmoor in the English West Country - and enjoyed it, but historicals are really her first love. Lindsay is currently writing medieval romance for Kensington, who published ‘A Knight’s Vow’in 2008 and ‘A Knight’s Captive’ in 2009, a ‘A Knight’s Enchantment’ followed in June 2010, and another knight book will appear in 2011.

She is also fascinated by the ancient world, especially Rome, Egypt and the Bronze Age. ‘Flavia’s Secret’, set in Roman Britain, came out from Bookstrand in 2008, and is due to be published as an audio title by AudioLark. Two more historicals, ‘Blue Gold’, set in ancient Egypt, and ‘Bronze Lightning’, set in Bronze Age Greece and the Britain of Stonehenge, were published by Bookstrand in early 2009. Bookstrand also published two sweet romantic suspenses which have been taken by AudioLark. The first is 'A Secret Treasure', a historical romantic suspense set on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes, and the second is a modern sweet romantic suspense, ‘Holiday in Bologna,’ due out from AudioLark in Spring 2011.

When not writing or researching her books, she enjoys walking, reading, cooking, music, going out with friends and long languid baths with scented candles (and perhaps chocolate).

Lindsay’s website is at

Lindsay Townsend, historical romance.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynn Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

Heidi Manelli, after the death of her parents and grandparents, has finally learned about her true linage and her last name. Receiving a letter on her twenty-first birthday that her father had written before his death, she learned that the family last name in reality is Soleari. She travels to Villa of her long-lost relatives. Will they welcome her with open arms or will they send her back to Britain without even acknowledging her. Taking a five week vacation, she is hoping to get to know the Soleari family and investigate the family business, as her father had pointed out to her in the letter. Little did she know the hornets nest she was about to stir up.

Heidi soon discovers that Stefano is adopted; Marco, his half brother, is a gambler; and Artemisia, his half sister, can best be described as a conniving vixen. Together with their parents, Rosa and Federico, Heidi can’t tell just what is going on within the family. The family bakery is at the heart of all the turmoil. Some of the family want it sold, some want to keep it and one tries to sabotage any and all plans. Heidi may be a major player in the outcome and someone tries to get rid of her. Just where does she stand in the midst of this fiasco.

This book is full of twists and turns as the reader tries to figure out just who is telling the truth and who is the real villain. This is a delightful short afternoon read. The romance is sweet and very tasteful. The plot of the story is very well laid out creating a delightful romantic mystery.