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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,

Making Waves at River View Cottage, by Jennifer Bohnet, #Review


I am so delighted to be on the tour to celebrate Jennifer Bohnet's romance, Makung Waves at River View Cottage,  which was published by Boldwood Books on 21st September.  

Cassie Lewis, a widow for over 20 years has begun to realise there must be more to life.

In-between working at the family boatyard in picture perfect Dartmouth and raising two children, she wonders where the years have gone.

Both her children, Tom and Polly, have inherited their father’s love of sailing and currently Tom is preparing for a gruelling round the world race. When an accident forces Tom to pull out, Polly, to Cassie’s horror, insists she is capable of taking his place.

As Polly prepares for the race, Cassie unexpectedly finds herself with two keen and eligible men vying for her love.

With her BIG 5-0 birthday approaching Cassie knows she has some big decisions to make but will the worry over Polly’s safe return, cloud her judgement?

Originally published in 2003 as Call of the Sea

 My Thoughts

I very much enjoyed this read. The action alternated between life at home and on the round the world race. Storylines were centred around different generations in the same family which was a good contrast. Cassie has spent years hiding from life in many ways and through the story, you see her beginning to venture out of her comfort zone. Grief and loss have enveloped her although you sense that her family have wanted her to have more self belief. Tom and Polly are close siblings but the circumstances of the race create a few issues, especially for Tom. It is Polly who gets the opportunity to really prove herself but in doing so she discovers what she really wants for her future.

    This is a heartwarming story, with highs and lows which really grabs the interest. The setting on the coast makes it a great summer read and I particularly liked the extracts from Polly's journal which gave you an insight into how she was actually coping with the challenging race.  

In short a skilful blending of storylines within a feelgood read




About the Author

Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.

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Book link:  Amazon UK 
Thanks to Jennifer Bohnet and Boldwood Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

 Catch up with the rest of the tour!


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