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Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples #Review

  I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a return to Primrose Hall. Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeple was published by Boldwood Books on April 15th.   Primrose Hall is more than Jackson Moody and his fiancĂ©e Pia’s home – it’s the heart of the community. The Sunday craft fairs in the renovated stables are a popular draw for the locals and tourists alike, enticed by the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods as well as the irresistible goodies on display. But for Sophie Wright they’re a chance to forge a new life and a new business. After leaving behind a turbulent relationship, Sophie is starting again – and romance is the last thing on her mind. Drop dead gorgeous Tom Moody, Lord of the Manor Jackson’s newly-discovered older brother, is loving being a member of the Primrose Hall community. Content to muck in where he can be helpful, he’s just happy to be part of the family. But when tragedy strikes, Pia needs Tom more than he ever expected. And when Tom ne

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?

My Thoughts

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.

You can follow the author here: Goodreads   |  Website  |  Twitter  

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.


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  1. Of all the places I've ever visited, I think Florence is the one I'd most like to visit again, even in a book.

    1. Yes, it's made me feel quite nostalgic. Thanks for dropping by my blog.


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