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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,

Srage Kisses on Halfpenny Lane by Clodagh Murphy #Review


I am delighted to feature the second in the Halfpenny Lane series by Clodagh Murphy, Stage Kisses on Halfpenny Lane which was published by Balally Books on May 25th. 

Two old flames. One small stage. Trouble is just waiting in the wings …

Mimi and her sisters are still struggling to keep their beloved Halfpenny Lane Theatre afloat.

So when Hollywood heartthrob Rocco Agnew wants a part in their upcoming production of Private Lives it promises to be a lifesaver. Rocco sets hearts racing and ticket sales soaring wherever he goes.

The only problem: Rocco is Mimi’s ex – the one who broke her heart – and she’s slated to play opposite him in a role that will bring them far too close for comfort.

They can’t turn down Rocco. Mimi doesn’t want to bow out. Will the little theatre be big enough for both of them?

This is the second book in the Halfpenny Lane series, but it is a complete story and can be enjoyed as a standalone.

 My Thoughts

The three sisters return for the second in the series and with Aoife now settled with Jonathan, the focus moves to Mimi who is  about to star in the Halfpenny Lane Theatre's next big production. The irony of the play cannot be missed with its emphasis on meeting up again with an old love which mirrors Mimi's situation with Rocco. Still devastated after he left her to go to Hollywood, her feelings are raw and confused when he returns to star opposite her. Once again, you get to see the closeness between the sisters as they close ranks and the warmth of the theatre company and the locals.

    Set in Dublin, you get a feel for the city. There is plenty of gentle humour in the dramatics and certain characters and even as Mimi despairs of her situation with Rocco, she always tries to be positive and to count her blessings. She is certainly no doormat and the needs of the theatre come first. With some clues as to what might happen in the next instalment of the sisters' lives, this is a lovely series and although it ca be read as a standalone, reading the first in the series will add to the enjoyment.

In short: second chances


About the Author

Clodagh (rhymes with Yoda) is an Irish author of funny, feel-good romantic comedies. She lives in Dublin and writes in a cabin in the garden. Her latest release is the second book in a series of standalones set in the world of theatre. For more information about her books or to sign up to her newsletter, visit her website at

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Thanks to Clodagh Murphy, Balally Books and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour 

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