Dreaming of Italy by T.A. Williams @TAWilliamsBooks @canelo_co @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #bookreview #feelgoodfiction

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Dreaming of Italy written by T.A. Williams, publisher Canelo Escape, is available NOW in ebook and paperback.

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Book Blurb

Up for a dream promotion, Emma won’t let anything get in her way – not even love.
Working for a major Hollywood film company isn’t all glitz and glam. But when Emma gets sent to tour around Italy to scout the perfect location for a new blockbuster movie, she’s not going to complain. Especially when it could make or break her career…
Historical adviser Mark is a distraction that Emma does not need. As they explore the beauty of Italy, though, Emma starts to fall for the mysterious historian, finding herself torn between her job and her heart.
From the wild, northern mountains of Piedmont, down the vibrant coast of Cinque Terre and through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Emma’s journey becomes one of self-discovery as she questions her priorities in life.
This heartwarming story of romance and redemption is the perfect read for fans of Tilly Tennant, Holly Martin and Daisy James.

 

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of T.A. Williams latest novel: Dreaming of Italy.

T.A. Williams has the great skill of whisking his readers to far off places. With his descriptive words of delight for all the senses you can instantly feel enveloped in the charm of the location. The authors latest romance takes us to Italy when a Hollywood movie location scout needs to find the perfect settings for the next big romance to hit the movie screens.

Emma is a Brit who has been working and living in LA for the last 12 years, she loves her job working for a big production company and is excited for this new screen play that is set to be turned into a movie. Emma is a little apprehensive about the trip as the son of the studio is set to join her and she is to be his mentor. She later learns that Rich has had a troubled few years and he’s still finding his way back to recovery. Joining Emma and Rich when they arrive in Italy is Marina, their local guide and Mark a historian.

Explaining the scenes of the movie to all the team they go on a journey all around Italy navigating the narrow streets and historical sites and many off the beaten tracks to find the perfect locations fit for the movie.

I love opening up a new T.A. Williams novel as I know I’m in for a descriptive delight of delicious culinary dishes. I felt jealous of the characters eating all the sumptuous food. Italy has so much to offer and I appreciate the author’s research and knowledge as I felt welcomed by the people and the culture of this beautiful sounding country.

A gorgeous story that’s like a travelogue with a bonus of a story within a story. Charming, romantic and perfect escapism!

About the Author

dreaming of italy TA WilliamsT.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. His hobby is long-distance cycling, but his passion is writing.

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Dreaming of Verona by T.A. Williams @tawilliamsbooks @canelo_co @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #bookreview #DreamingofVerona #feelgoodfiction #contemporaryromance

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Dreaming of Verona written by T.A. Williams, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format.  The paperback is due for publication in April.

To buy links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Z4MCCJ5
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Book Blurb

Verona is the City of Love. But will Suzie find romance there or, like Romeo and Juliet, will it all end in tears?

When Suzie is hired to accompany spoiled, abrasive Lady Alexandra Tedburn on an all-expenses paid holiday to Italy, she fears the trip will be a disaster.

But she soon discovers there’s more to Alex than shopping and tantrums, and she’s determined to help her realise her potential – against Alex’s authoritarian father’s wishes.

As they settle in Verona, Suzie can’t stop thinking about local artist Michael, who is still mourning the tragic death of his wife. With Suzie’s future uncertain, and Michael’s past
holding him back, it seems there’s no hope for romance in the city of
star-crossed lovers… or is there?

A gorgeously uplifting and moving story, Dreaming of Verona is the perfect read for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of T.A. Williams latest novel: Dreaming of Verona.

From the tragic love stories delivered via the words of Shakespeare to a story that shows a modern day mirror to some of the Bards famous works.  T.A. Williams has written another gorgeous story that’s like a travelogue around Italy specifically Venice and Verona.  I don’t know Italy at all but I instantly felt welcomed to these iconic tourist locations.  The author, T.A. Williams, knows his book locations well and describes the area, atmosphere and culture beautifully.

Dreaming of Verona to me felt like two leading ladies stories in one.  Suzie has been hired to chaperone a young aristocrat lady whilst holidaying in Italy.  Suzie has to keep Alex on the straight and narrow but on first impressions the girls clash and Suzie’s job is proving a lot more difficult than first envisaged.  However, as time goes on Suzie and Alex didn’t expect to fall in love; with Verona, with new possibilities and most of all with new friendships.

A story that takes you on a voyage of discovery for the girls in their professional, personal and family lives.  I loved discovering Verona with Suzie and Alex and I envied them of this month long holiday that was to become a time of reflection for them both.

T.A. Williams has a winning formula of transporting his readers away to idyllic settings and immersing them in beautiful landscapes to complement the lovely stories.

TA WilliamsAuthor 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 and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

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The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton @CassGrafton @missyadabright @canelo_co @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #contemporaryromance

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The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen written by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Book Blurb
When a time travelling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath it’s up to avid Janeite Rose Wallace to save her… because she’s the only one who knows that Jane exists!
Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the world…
But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose’s new neighbour is Jane Austen, whose time travel adventure has been sabotaged by a mischievous dog, trapping her in the twenty-first century.
Rose’s life is instantly changed – new home, new job, new friends – but she’s the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she will have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose’s beloved novels. Because a world without Mr Darcy? It’s not worth living in!

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I really enjoyed reading this story written by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton.  A contemporary romance that had an other worldly feel to it with a historical time slip of a difference coupled with a romance to set any readers heart to beat faster.  A glorious story that is enchanting and has little moments of emotion running through it.

Rose is an obsessed Jane Austen fan and is excited for this years annual Jane Austen Festival as she is set to meet her online friend and fellow Austenite for the first time.  Living and working in the city of Bath is any Jane Austen fan’s dream and Rose feels very privileged to have access to snippets of the famed author’s life close to home.  However, when Rose notices a tenant of a property that Jane Austen herself once resided acting suspiciously and displaying rather uncanny characteristics to the author Rose feels like she may have met the biggest super fan ever or is there more to Jenny’s eye than we can see?

Rose is set to go on an adventure of a lifetime but fears for her life and the significance of the repercussions for the literacy world.

A gem of a read for Jane Austen fans and fans of romance novels alike.  I can’t wait to read more from these two authors and I’m so excited to learn there is a follow up to this great novel.

Author Bios
Cass Grafton
particular charm of Ada and CassA proud bookworm since childhood, Cass writes the sort of stories she loves to read – heart-warming, character driven and strong on location. Having moved around extensively and lived in three countries, she finds places inspiring and the setting of her novels often becomes as much a part of the story as her characters.
She has an over-active imagination, is prone to crying with happiness as much as she is at sadness, but when it comes to her writing she leans heavily towards the upbeat and insists on a happy ever after. As one of her favourite authors, Jane Austen, once wrote, ‘let other pens dwell on guilt and misery’.
Cass loves travelling, words, cats and wine, and enjoys them in any combination. She currently splits her time between Switzerland, where she lives with her husband, and England, where she lives with her characters.

Ada Bright
Ada has lived all her life in Southern California, which makes her intolerant to any weather above or below 72 degrees Fahrenheit. She grew up much more fond of reading than sports or socializing and still tends to ignore everyone she loves, all her responsibilities and basic life needs when she’s in the middle of a book.
She is luckily married to a handsome and funny man who doesn’t mind that the laundry never gets put away and she has three amazing children. Ada spent over a decade as a photographer before dedicating herself to writing, though she still believes that life should be documented well and often.
There is nothing she loves more than a good, subtle love story whether it be in real life, tv, movie, theatre or book form… well, except cake. She also really loves cake.

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Christmas in Chamonix by Sasha Wagstaff @Ella__Harper @canelo_co @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #festiveread #ChristmasinChamonix

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Christmas in Chamonix written by Sasha Wagstaff, publisher Canelo Escape, is available NOW in ebook format.

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Book Blurb

When life goes downhill… head to the snow-capped Alps for roaring fires, apres-ski and festive romance.

Lily Jackson loves Christmas. She also loves her childhood friend Jamie, but when her plan to kick-start their romance goes drastically wrong and her job gets her down, Lily decides it’s time to make changes. A job opens up in snowy Chamonix and egged on by her best friend Imogen, Lily decides to go for it.

As Lily settles in with the eccentric Devereux family at their gorgeous boutique ski hotel, she starts to confront her past. But when she meets handsome ski instructor Luc, who hates Christmas, Lily might have taken on more than she can handle.

Can Lily make a new life – with or without skis? And can she get Luc to see how truly romantic Christmas can be?

A heart-warming, feel-good romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Carole Matthews and Tilly Tennant.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Sasha Wagstaff’s festive novel: Christmas in Chamonix.  This is the first novel I’ve read by Sasha Wagstaff and it has all the ingredients for the perfect romcom.

When you start crushing on your best friend and he doesn’t feel the same it’s time to take stock, pack your bags, including your thermals and head to Chamonix.  Lily is normally not so impulsive but the way she currently feels about her work and personal life she feels she has no option but to escape so when a job opportunity in the ski resort of Chamonix becomes available she feels it’s perfect timing.

Lily has never skied and feels it’s not a requirement for her job as a masseuse at the exclusive hotel but the family owned business encourage all staff to take to the slopes.  Lily has a fear of heights and also has in-depth feelings from long ago that block positive thoughts on trying new things in her life.  However, ski instructor Luc feels he can help Lily learn to ski and overcome some of her fears.  Lily now has more to overcome than her fear of heights and the unknown, she has the fear of her heightened emotions that are growing whilst she’s with Luc.

Luc has lived in the village of Chamonix all his life and to ski daily comes so naturally to him.  Luc understands the village embraces the festive season especially with it looking like the perfect Christmas card setting but he has a sadness surrounding him and Christmas is not a time for joy for him.  As Lily gets to learn more about Luc she hopes to return the joy of Christmas to him.

Christmas at Chamonix is such a gorgeous read; it’s fun and entertaining but there’s a heart-warming charm within the storyline of overcoming what life has thrown your way and bringing with it beautiful rays of light and hope.

About the Author

Chamonix Christnas Author photoSasha Wagstaff learned foreign languages, and imagined she might eventually get a glamorous job speaking French. After climbing her way up the banking ladder, Sasha started idly mapping out the beginnings of a novel on an old laptop. When she realised her characters were more real to her than dividends and corporate actions ever could be, she left her job to become a writer. She also writes under the pseudonym of Ella Harper.

 

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Dreaming of Rome by T.A. Williams @TAWilliamsBooks @canelo_co @ElliePilcher95 #blogtour #bookreview #contemporaryromance #feelgoodfiction

 

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Dreaming of Rome written by T.A. Williams, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format.

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Book Blurb

Rome is where the heart is… The heartwarming read of the summer

Jo has had enough of handsome men. After a painful break-up, she’s decided she doesn’t believe in love.
Then, while on a professional trip to the magical city of Rome, she meets Corrado, a scientist and her brother-in-law to be, who doesn’t believe in love either. To him, it’s just a biochemical reaction. So what’s the problem?
Well, he’s gorgeous for a start, as well as charming, generous, intelligent and attentive, and she feels herself immediately falling for him, despite her new outlook.
The majesty of the Eternal City brings them ever closer together. But is their relationship doomed, or will love conquer all?
Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, Dreaming of Rome is a joyous and uplifting read from T.A. Williams, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting T.A. Williams latest novel: Dreaming of Rome.  Once again author T.A. Williams whisks you away to a beautiful location describing the sights, sounds and culture with ease giving you an insight to idyllic areas leaving you with a thirst to visit.  Dreaming of Rome takes you to the historical city of Rome that is steeped with history and full of monumental structures of importance.

Dreaming of Rome is a story of two highly intelligent beautiful people brought together by the link of their siblings who are soon due to be wed.

Jo has recently suffered with matters of the heart and as she’s approaching her 30’s Jo feels like the time is right to settle down but can she trust her heart with another?

Corrado is a handsome geek with Roman god-like looks with a view on love that is so scientific you can’t help feel that his views are a little regimental and he is missing out on a little magic.  He is highly successful in his field but his unusual way at looking at love thinking logically with his Scientist hat on and analysing all the chemical reactions in the mind and body coming to the conclusion that love doesn’t come into the equation.  However, when Corrado meets his future sister-in-law Jo he’s dazzled by her beauty, her zest for her beliefs and ideas and is charmed by her interest in lepidopterology.  But when Corrado starts to experience new emotions around Jo he becomes very confused and is almost shocked at this new change of reaction.

There’s a moment in the story when life becomes a little clearer for our leading lady and gent, as if they’ve been looking at the world through misty glasses and now the view is crystal clear, it is quite a beautiful, tender moment that I felt as equally emotional as the characters.

I really enjoyed this story with a very current topic on conservation that I found very interesting and I also loved Jo’s love of butterflies, these two areas in the storyline felt like an added bonus in the whole reading experience.  It was such a gorgeous romance that I was sad for the story to come to an end.

About the Author

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.

Website: https://tawilliamsbooks.com/
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Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @canelo_co @ElliePilcher95 #blogtour #bookreview #romcom #SuddenlySingle

 

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Suddenly Single written by Carol Wyer, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2ZknKCS

Book Blurb 
When bestselling romance author Chloe Piper’s marriage implodes a week before Christmas, she flees her cheating ex and the village gossips for the solitude of the newly built Sunny Meadow Farm and the company of her hapless dog, Ronnie.
But Chloe is soon pushed out of her comfort zone. Because with a lively development building crew – headed up by charming Alex – and a larger-than-life neighbour determined to make Chloe’s love life her pet project, Chloe finds herself in a whole new world of chaos…
This enthralling romantic comedy of self-discovery and new beginnings is perfect for fans of Kirsty Greenwood, Colleen Coleman and Marian Keyes.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Carol Wyer’s latest romcom: Suddenly Single.

Once again Carol Wyer has written a fabulous romantic comedy with Suddenly Single.  However, amongst all the fun and warmth emanating from the pages the author has injected a serious subject within the storyline that would resonate with many people and Carol Wyer has dealt with this subject with humanity, honesty and empathy.

Recently single Chloe Piper is starting afresh in a new home at a premier new build estate in the Staffordshire hills.  With her loyal four-legged companion, Ronnie, she soon starts to make friends with the neighbours, Eleanor and Fairfax and Alex the foreman of the building project.  Eleanor and Fairfax run an events programme for singletons and Chloe and Alex find themselves invited along.

Chloe has suffered with debilitating anxiety since experiencing a tragedy as a child and she still suffers being in big crowds so going along to a new club is very daunting for her. However, the club was to prove a step in the right direction for Chloe and she soon starts making new friends and achieving small goals to help her self-esteem and anxiety.  But a reminder from her past is never too far behind her and she soon fears for the control that this person had on her.

I loved that I could totally picture the brilliant team building/ice-breaker games that the club had created.  The author has such a great imagination and I could definitely see this story being screened as a perfect romcom movie.  Suddenly Single is full of fun, romance and plenty of feelgood vibes flowing through the story.

About the Author

Carol Wyer - FenceAs a child Carol Wyer was always moving, and relied on humour to fit in at new schools. A funny short story won her popularity, planting the seed of becoming a writer. Her career spans dry cleaning, running a language teaching company, and boxercise coaching. Now writing full-time, Carol has several books published and journalism in many magazines.
Carol won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction (2015), and can sometimes be found performing her stand-up comedy routine Laugh While You Still Have Teeth.

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The House at Greenacres by Darcie Boleyn @DarcieBoleyn @canelo_co @ElliePilcher95 #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction #romcom

 

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The House at Greenacres written by Darcie Boleyn, publisher Canelo Escape, is available NOW in ebook format.

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All roads lead home…
When Holly Dryden fled Penhallow Sands nearly a year ago she was determined to put the past – and Rich Turner – behind her. But now an unexpected loss and financial trouble has led her back to the family vineyard and it’s time to tell Rich the truth – he’s a father.
Surrounded by the memories of what they once shared Holly’s anger fades in the glow of Rich’s undeniable love for their son and the way he selflessly steps in to help the vineyard out of trouble. As Holly watches Rich flourish in his new role as father to baby Luke, she realises that though they can’t change the past, the future is still theirs to write…
An uplifting, emotional romance set in Cornwall perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Darcie Boleyn’s latest novel: The House at Greenacres.

I always look forward to a new book from Darcie Boleyn as she is one of my favourite authors of feelgood fiction.  This was such a treat of a read and was the perfect story to cosy up with over a weekend … and I did just that!

I instantly fell in love with this stunning location of a hilltop vineyard with coastal and country views in Cornwall.  The whole ethos of the storyline was lovely with a family run business surviving through the generations and with the hope and love and vibrancy of a new generation bringing much life into the company.

Although there was much warmth within the pages there was an underlying sadness of reality that had been inflicted on our characters.  Darcie Boleyn dealt with these sad, tragic and painful times with sensitivity and a true sense of empathy.  I could feel the pain but I could also sense a glimmer of hope in their hearts.

Holly Dryden left her home at the vineyard a year ago after her heart had been broken.  Now returning with more sadness in her heart for the funeral of her dear Grandpa.  However, she’s not alone and she isn’t sure how her welcoming reception in the arms of her family, friends and villagers will take to the arrival of herself and her 3 month old son.

This was a beautiful and charming story and I’m so pleased to learn it is the start of what looks to be a gorgeous new series centred around Penhallow Sands.

About the Author

Darcie BoleynDarcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

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