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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,

Happy Dreams at Mermaid Cove by Marie Laval #Review #Giveaway


 To celebrate Publication Day, I am delighted to be featuring Marie Laval's Happy Dreams at Mermaid Cove. I also have a great giveaway. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.

From the big city to a little yellow mobile library on the Isle of Skye ...

When Jenna Palmer agrees to the new position of mobile librarian on the tiny Arrandale peninsular of the Isle of Skye, she knows she’s signing up for difficult working conditions and mediocre wages. But Jenna needs to get away, and a little yellow mobile library called Buttercup could be her escape to happier dreams ...

However, whilst Jenna can get to grips with foggy island roads, local mermaid legends and even big purple monsters, she never expected to have to contend with a boss as grumpy as Daniel McGregor, or a young book lover as enthusiastic as his niece, Katrina.

Arrandale might represent Jenna’s safe port in a storm, but could she and Buttercup also become a beacon of hope to Daniel, Katrina and the entire island community?

 My Thoughts

The setting and the elements are major parts of this novel. From Jenna's first dramatic introduction to the Scottish island to life at Mermaid Cove, you are always aware of the weather or the beautiful  countryside and how it can impact on the community's lives. Jenna has quite a past which she is trying to forget. It has affected every aspect of her previous life and the major reason she feels she has to move to such a remote place. 

    You also feel that mysterious myths and legends are in the background of the place. Mermaids can't possibly exist, can they? This seems to fit in nicely with the story telling which form the focus for Jenna's life as she drives the Library bus around the island. In Daniel McGregor, you have a moody hero with his own secrets and past mysteries. He is a great foil to Jenna who wears her heart on her sleeve and whose obvious sincerity is appealing to all she meets. This is a warm, uplifting romance which will always brighten any day.

In short: Mysterious secrets and Scottish myths abound.

About the Author

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie has lived in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire for the past few years. She writes both contemporary and historical romance. Her novels include best selling contemporary romantic suspense novels LITTLE PINK TAXI and ESCAPE TO THE LITTLE CHATEAU, which was shortlisted for the 2021 RNA Jackie Collins Romantic Suspense Awards, as well as A PARIS FAIRY TALE and BLUEBELL'S CHRISTMAS MAGIC. Her latest novel, ANGEL OF THE LOST TREASURE, was released in February 2021. Marie also contributes to the best selling Miss Moonshine's Emporium anthologies together with eight author friends from Authors on the Edge.

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Book links: Amazon UKAmazon US  

Thanks to Marie, Choc Lit and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

Giveaway (UK only)


Giveaway to win 2 bracelets with glass found on a Northumberland beach, a pack of pencils, a mystery gift and some chocolate. (Open to UK Only)


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