I don't want to give away the storyline, as the discoveries as you go are part of the charm. But it's full of emotion, both regarding relationships and regarding tradition. There is affection for others, for a way of life. and Madame Verona herself is the pivot of the story. Really a lovely book; darkly moving, with lots of melancholy charm.
Steph at Bella's Bookshelves reviewed this a while ago and says "Madame Verona is contemporary literature at its best, the kind that doesn’t smack of (self-conscious) contemporary literature, in fact, but rather stands alone and will likely pass the test of time into the realm of the classics. Or fables, as Madame Verona does herself."
Darren at Bart's Bookshelf said "Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill is a lightly told tale that conveys the sense of a love lost in a wonderful way, it may appear that nothing much happens in the book, and indeed it was only a little while after I had finished the book, that I realised just how well it had done its job."
Fleur Fisher says "Madame Verona Comes Down The Hill has at its heart a story that is simple, sad and lovely."