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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,

Seven Exes by Lucy Vine #Review

Today we have a gorgeous romcom to present to you.  Seven Exes by Lucy Vine was published by Simon & Schuster on 25th May. 

 Esther is out with her two friends, bemoaning her lack of relationship, when she finds a magazine from the noughties. Seeking comfort – and a laugh – she turns to the dating advice only to find an article that feels a little too close to home. According to the journalist, there are seven people a woman will date before finding the one:

The First Love, The Work Mistake, The Friend with Benefits, The Overlap, The Missed Chance, The Bastard and The Serious One. 

Her friends laugh but Esther realises each of her exes fits these roles perfectly. Deciding that she’s mistaken her true love in the reject pile she decides to contact each of her exes to find out which is the one that got away...

'Clever, perceptive and screamingly funny... a book you'll never, ever want to break up with.'Lauren Bravo 
 'Funny, hopeful and agonisingly relatable, Esther is all of us. Lucy Vine writes with such compelling honesty,
Seven Exes made me laugh, made me cry and made me want to call all my friends to tell them I loved them then call my exes to apologize/punch them in the nuts. Equal parts romcom and life lesson, it's a must-read.'
Lindsey Kelk 

'Riotously funny, charming, and nostalgic, Seven Exes is a truly optimistic look at turning 30 and all the mess that can come with. Superb!' 
Laura Jane Williams 

‘SEVEN EXES was such a joy to read. I adore everything Lucy writes but I think this is her best one yet.’
Holly Bourne

My Thoughts

This is one of those romcoms which are genuinely funny and really make you smile as you read it. The humour springs from the characters and some of the events and you find yourself totally believing in what it has to say about friendship and growing up. I particularly enjoyed the look backs at the teenage school days when it was fairly obvious that each person was viewing the world through their own prism and quite often misinterpreting what others thought. All the awkwardness and desire to be liked was there on show. 

 It is a great format and each of the seven exes showed Esther different things about herself and what she wants from life. The dynamics between the friends is complicated but ultimately the ties of friendship prove to be the strongest bond. This is a well written romcom, full of life, just right for a summer's day.

In short: Seven chances to find 'The One'

About the Author

Lucy Vine is a really brilliant author, a decent journalist, and a big fan of Oxford commas. She’s the bestselling author of novels Hot Mess, What Fresh Hell, Are We Nearly There Yet? and Bad Choices. Her books have been bought in 15 territories - including the US, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Serbia, Japan, Netherlands, Czech, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Finland, Slovakia - with Hot Mess optioned for a TV series in America. Hot Mess and Are We Nearly There Yet? have both been longlisted for the very brilliant Comedy Women in Print book award.

Lucy has been writing for magazines and newspapers since 2005, with her work appearing in the likes of GRAZIA, Stylist, heat, Fabulous, New, Now, marie claire, Glamour, COSMOPOLITAN, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun and The Mirror.

You can follow Lucy here: Website  |  Twitter

Book links: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Lucy Vine, Simon and Schuster and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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