Nicky Pellegrino writes delectable page-turners with Italy as a backdrop. Her stories are about friendship, food and family. Her books include Delicious, Summer At The Villa Rosa, The Italian Wedding, Recipe For Life and Under Italian Skies.
Her new novel A Dream of Italy (Orion) follows four strangers who arrive in the beautiful mountain town of Montenello, having each bought a historic building for a single Euro - on the condition that they renovate their homes and bring new life to the local community. For each of them, Montenello offers a different promise of happiness. But can they turn their dream of Italy into reality?
Nicky Pellegrino grew up on Merseyside and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with a husband, dogs, horses and vegetable garden. She also works as a freelance journalist, with columns in the NZ Listener and the NZ Woman’s Weekly.