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Far from Home by T A Williams #Review #BeneathItalianSkiesBook3

  As ever, I am delighted to feature another romance by T A Williams , set in beautiful Italy. Far from Home was published by Canelo on May 9th. The secrets of the past will unlock her future… Working in the fast-paced foreign exchange market in Canary Wharf, Amy never expected her job to drive her to collapse. With her doctor advising she take a month off work, when Amy receives a solicitor’s letter informing her of a surprise inheritance in Italy, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. But who on earth has left her a house in the sleepy Tuscan hills? As she gets to know the town and its inhabitants, Amy discovers more about the mysterious man who named her in his will. Shocking family secrets come to light, leaving Amy questioning the life she knew. The town of Sant’Antonio holds more than just secrets. Here, Amy meets Adam, a renowned TV journalist whose documentaries take him to dangerous places. But as their attraction grows, so do Amy’s worries. Her life is in England,

A Wish for Jinnie by Audrey Davis #Review


 A Wish for Jinnie was published on 22nd June by Tanzanite Books. It is not your usual romcom!
 
What if wishes really could come true?
When Jinnie Cooper is dumped by her fiancé, and exiled to a job in an antiques shop in a sleepy Scottish village, little does she know a battered old lamp is about to shake up her life. 

Genie Dhassim grants wishes. But he also wants a few of his own to come true. Letting him explore the outside world proves nerve-wracking as Dhassim has an uncanny knack of putting his pointy-slippered foot in it.
As Jinnie grows closer to her employer Sam, Dhassim discovers his time on earth is running out. 

Can both Jinnie and Dhassim find true happiness? Or are those wishes that cannot be granted?


My Thoughts

Once I had realised that there is more than a touch of magical realism in this romcom and that in essence, it is like a fairy tale, I was able to suspend belief and go with the flow! Jinnie is a lovely central character. She is full of life and you feel for her as she tries to rebuild her life. She always has your sympathy. However, there is more to this book than her story and you soon meet up with some interesting characters, all with their own story to tell.

    Set in a friendly little village outside Edinburgh, you see Jinnie settle in to the daily life. Not everyone has a chocolate box life and there are some sad moments, especially around Ken's homelife. Of course, Jinnie's gran is probably the most amusing. If you are looking for a read which will entertain and be full of fun, look no further.

In short: Be careful what you wish for... 
About the Author

 
Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction. 

Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.

A Wish For Jinnie is her third standalone novel.

Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.

You can follow Audrey here: Twitter   |  Facebook   |  Instagram   | 
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  Book links: Amazon UK  |  Amazon US

Thanks to Audrey Davis and her publishers and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources   for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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