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Dreaming of Tuscany by TA Williams #Review #Contemporary #BlogTour

Title: Dreaming of Tuscany     

Author: T.A. Williams

Publisher: Canelo

Previous Books in the series include: Dreaming of Venice, Dreaming of Florence, Dreaming of St Tropez and Dreaming of Christmas

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Published: 11th February 2019

Rating: 5/5

 

My Review:

Want a fantastic story that is easy to escape into? – then look no further, just grab your self a copy of this book! It is a brilliant, enthralling read! In this story, Beatrice Kingdom (aka Bee) has been left in a coma after an accident in which she is burnt and scarred whilst on a film set. When she awakens, she is given the opportunity to recuperate in a Tuscan villa, along with the other person injured in the accident – but that person is the film’s leading lady, who has a reputation for being  reclusive and unapproachable!

The story shares their interactions and growing friendship as well as how coming to terms with events also involves them in self evaluation and with serious decisions to make. There are some other great characters in the vicinity and, of course, a boisterous black Labrador -Romeo! There are family secrets, rifts and relationships as well as injuries to be healed in this fantastic story.

Whenever I discover this author has a new book being released I can’t wait to read it – and this is another brilliant story from this highly talented author. I love how he brings the locations and characters to life, taking me away to be totally absorbed in the story. This one gives an insight into the fabulous Tuscany region, the sensational scenery, tasty local cuisine and so much more. The characters, as always, are believable and relatable. The relationships and secrets of the people owning and working in this amazing villa hideout are slowly revealed as Bee explores and recuperates.

It is a time of reflection, choices and relationships, a time for moving on but only after consideration, angst and turmoil. Romeo should probably be renamed as Cupid and has a significant role to play in the romantic developments in the story which is another enthralling read by this superb author. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it. In fact I can’t recommend this and all the other books that I’ve read by this author highly enough, they’re all captivating page turners that I never want to put down until I’ve finished them and this one definitely reached his usual extraordinarily high standard.

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.

Synopsis:

The glamour of Hollywood. The magic of the Tuscan countryside. One big decision…

Beatrice Kingdom (Bee to her friends) wakes up in hospital in Tuscany. After an accident on a film set leaves her burned and scarred, she feels her whole life has been turned upside down.

Bee is offered the chance of recuperating in a stunning Tuscan villa in the company of a world-famous film star, the irascible Mimi Robertson. Here amid the vines and olive groves, Bee quickly finds there’s more to the place than meets the eye, not least a certain Luca (and Romeo the dog).

As she comes to terms with her injuries and her new life takes shape, Bee will have to travel a road of self-discovery… and make a huge decision.

 A joyous, funny and moving tale, Dreaming of Tuscany is a triumph, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Jenny Oliver.

 

Links to Book:

Amazon (UK)    |     Kobo (UK)    |     Google Books (UK)   |     Apple Books (UK)

Author Bio:

T.A. Williams lives in Devon with his Italian wife. He was born in England of a Scottish mother and Welsh father. After a degree in modern languages at Nottingham University, he lived and worked in Switzerland, France and Italy, before returning to run one of the best-known language schools in the UK. He’s taught Arab princes, Brazilian beauty queens and Italian billionaires. He speaks a number of languages and has travelled extensively. He has eaten snake, still-alive fish, and alligator. A Spanish dog, a Russian bug and a Korean parasite have done their best to eat him in return. His hobby is long-distance cycling, but his passion is writing.

 

Other books by TA Williams that I’ve enjoyed include:
(The titles are links to my reviews of the books!)

 Dreaming of Venice          What Happens at Christmas

 

 

 

 

What Happens in Tuscany             What Happens in the Alps

 

 

 

 

What Happens at the Beach     To Provence, With Love

 

 

 

 

To Rome, With Love                         Chasing Shadows

 

 

 

 

        When Alice Met Danny               Dreaming of Florence 

 

 

 

Dreaming of Christmas          Dreaming of St Tropez

2 comments on “Dreaming of Tuscany by TA Williams #Review #Contemporary #BlogTour

  1. carhicks
    March 10, 2019

    Great review Elaine. This sounds like a wonderful story about female friendship.

    Like

  2. Pingback: Dreaming of . . . . by TA Williams – print versions published! | splashesintobooks

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