"engaging contemporary romance"
Tom Sullivan is a David willing to battle Goliath. He also
raised his daughter, wannabe writer Tracey, a TV gopher, by
himself. Tracey respects and loves her dad believing he is
a great role model. Perhaps her only complaint is his
refusal to discuss her mother with her. On a particular
active news day, Tracey is assigned to report on a car
accident that looked like vehicular suicide. Ironically,
the victim turns out to be her father.
Tracey looks at Tom's papers until she comes across
evidence that implies she is the daughter of film legend
Urania Vickers. She even shares a literary agent with
Urania, Mark Varney. When he offers Tracey a chance to
ghostwrite Urania's novel, the American accepts and travels
to the Greek Island of Santorini. Tracey hopes to find
love on the island, but when she does it is not with the
person she expected.
THE GREEK VILLA is an engaging contemporary romance that
has a touch of mystery as to whether Urania is Tracey's
biological mother (read the book). Tracey and Mark make a
charming couple as they fall in love on this Greek
paradise. However, the tale belongs to Urania, whose on
display public ego would allow her to run for Governor of
California without leaving her isle home though inside she
worries about the cash needed to maintain certain
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 30, 2003
New York Times bestselling author Judith Gould,
widely praised for her "impossible to put down"
(Booklist) novels of romantic intrigue, delivers her
steamiest blockbuster yet as a young woman's new-found love
is threatened by old family secrets on the sparkling white
coasts of Greece....
Tracey Sullivan's comfortable life in Miami has been shaken
by the two men she trusted. Weathering her boyfriend's
betrayal is difficult enough, but her father's suicide has
left the aspiring novelist to face a bitter realization:
that her life has been a lie. Among her father's
possessions she finds her birth certificate with a
different name and a photograph of her mother—the woman who
abandoned her, and whom her father never spoke of. Yet
she's immediately recognizable to Tracey—the phantom beauty
is Urania Vickers, once one of the most famous movie stars
in the world.
In a magnificent Greek villa overlooking the Aegean Sea,
Urania is planning a comeback. She's writing a long-awaited
novel that's sure to become an international bestseller—if
her agent, the handsome Mark Varney, can find the right
talent to ghostwrite it for her. He has. It's Tracey
Sullivan, his up-and-coming client in the States.
Desperately in need of a change, and answers to a lifetime
of questions, Tracey embraces the irresistible opportunity.
What she finds upon her arrival in Santorini is a
possessive diva who refuses to divulge the mysteries of her
past or share the spotlight of her success. Nor is she
willing to share Mark. But as Tracey searches for the truth
about her family, she discovers more than she bargained
for, including true love, scandalous secrets, and murder.
From the hot club scene of South Beach to the shimmering
landscape of the Greek isles, this is Judith Gould's most
fabulous escape yet into a breathtaking world of passion