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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,

New Beginnings on Railway Lane by Alison Sherlock #Review #TheRailwayLaneSeriesBook2


Having enjoyed Alison Sherlock's Heading Home to Lavender Cottage, I was delighted to see that there was a second in the series, New Beginnings at Railway Lane which was published by Boldwood on June 16th. 

When high flying, workaholic Katy Smith is suddenly made redundant, she needs to find a job fast!

After mistakenly answering an advert online, she quickly realises that the rundown railway station in sleepy Cranfield isn’t the 5-star London hotels she’s used to working in!

But a job’s a job. Right?

Chef Ryan Connelly is having a crisis of confidence after his Italian dream turns sour.

Returning home to try to pick up the pieces of his parents broken marriage, he soon discovers that his family home, the railway station, is close to financial ruin

Can Katy use all of her skills and find a way to save the railway station?

And can Ryan rediscover his passion of cooking once more?

As winter in Cranfield begins to sprinkle its magic, perhaps Katy and Ryan can find their very own new beginning on Railway Lane.

 My Thoughts

In Katy and Ryan, you have two people who have put up barriers against relationships and buried their heads in their work. This has left them feeling a little lonely and isolated. When both their parents turned their backs on them, both Katy and Ryan internalised the desire to keep themselves safe from heartbreak. When Katy arrives at Railway Lane, she finds a family who are living in the past and she sets out to help them. In doing so, she finds out quite a lot about what she wants for her future.

    I thoroughly enjoyed meeting up again with all the characters in Cranfield and seeing how their lives are panning out. Katy is full of great ideas and her positive attitude is catching. I am sure that she will have some more ideas for her new friends in future books. Family and friends are key to the story as characters find out what is most rewarding in life. 

In short:starting over, family and friends

About the Author


Alison Sherlock is the author of the bestselling Willow Tree Hall books. Alison enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age and gave up office life to follow her dream. Her series for Boldwood is set in a fictional Cotswold village.

You can read my review of The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts here and The Village of Lost and Found  here and The Village Inn of Secret Dreams  here and The Village of Happy Ever Afters here. and Heading Home to Lavemder Cottage here

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Thanks to Alison Sherwood, Boldwood Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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