Dreaming of Florence by T A Williams ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**
It is marvellous to be able to transport you to Florence for the latest stop on T A Williams' Dreaming of Florence Blog Tour. There is also the chance to win an e-copy of the book - details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.
When Debbie Waterson’s bicycle crashes into handsome doctor Pierluigi, she wonders if her luck has changed. Determinedly single after ending a long relationship, at last, a man worth bumping into!
Inspired to visit Florence, she soon runs headlong into that old foe: reality. But is Pierluigi the man of her dreams? Then there’s her booze obsessed boss, his forbidding secretary and her noisy inconsiderate neighbours. But could her luck be about to change? Will she find love after all?
This was a lovely, escapist read on what turned out to be a foggy January day. It was brilliant to be immersed in the beautiful city of Florence and to be reminded of the breathtaking views which I saw when I visited some years ago. The strongest part of the book for me was how it evoked all the colours, sounds and smells of the city.
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I totally bought into the story and felt I got to know everyone, especially Debbie who had such a connection to Florence. It was easy to empathise with her as she tried to decide whether to take the plunge and follow her dream. I also liked the way the characters weren't stereotypes but had distinct personalities with faults as well as virtues. Of course as a (sadly) former black labrador owner, I loved Byron's part in the whole story. He added such exuberant joy as black labs do.
In short: heartwarming romance with a touch of humour.
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.
Book Links: Amazon UK
Thanks to T A Williams, Ellie Pilcher of Canelo and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
To win an e-copy of Dreaming of Florence, just Follow and Retweet the pinned Tweet at @bookslifethings or leave a comment below. Closing Date is 21st January 2017 and there is one winner.
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