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A fantastic 5*, irresistible read – Second Chances in Chianti by TA Williams

Alice thought her future was set in stone, until her past came knocking…

Alice Butler starred in a successful US sitcom until tensions in the cast and crew caused the show to be cancelled. Now, five years later and working towards her dream job in art history, she’s called back for a revival of the show. It can only end in disaster, surely?

Flown to a villa in Chianti to meet with the rest of the cast, Alice must decide where her future lies – with her boyfriend, David, who laps up the Hollywood company, or with the mysterious Matt, who shies away from public attention?

Purchase Link – mybook.to/SecondChancesChianti


My Review:

This is a great mix of Hollywood Insiders reuniting, glitz and turmoil, possibilities to consider, fresh starts, not one but three possible romantic liaisons, art history and a glorious visit to Italy, skilfully blended into an engrossing story, complete, of course with Guinness!! No, I don’t mean the drink, this is a book by TA Williams, after all, and Guinness is the essential black Labrador starring in this story.

We may not have our freedom to travel at the moment but we certainly can virtually through the brilliant descriptions of the sights, community and tasty food in this delightful romance, most of which is set in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, with side trips to Hollywood. Like every other book I’ve read by this talented author, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending it – though my husband doesn’t agree as I was so engrossed in reading it! Needless to say, I can’t praise this highly enough and suggest you grab yourself a copy to escape into as soon as possible (just warn others to leave you alone to enjoy reading it!).

Thanks to Canelo and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily and eagerly read and honestly reviewed.


Author Bio –

I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.

The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations, even if travel to them is currently difficult.


Social Media Links – 

Website: www.tawilliamsbooks.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tawilliamsbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrevorWilliamsBooks/

One comment on “A fantastic 5*, irresistible read – Second Chances in Chianti by TA Williams

  1. Carla
    February 23, 2021

    Great review Elaine. I can’t wait to get to this one. I just found the audiobook on Hoopla through my library. Woo Hoo!


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