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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,

The Wagging Tails Dogs Home by Sarah Hope #Review #WaggingTailsDogsHomeBook1


Sarah Hope's The Wagging Tails Dogs' Home is the first in a new series of uplifting  stories. It was published by Boldwood Books on 31st May.  

Life could not be busier for Ginny and the team at Wagging Tails.

The annual dog show is looming, a crucial event when it comes to fundraising and ensuring the volunteers can continue the brilliant work they do.

But their trusted newspaper reporter, who always includes them in his weekly column, is retiring, only to be replaced with a city-slicker named Darryl. And Darryl, as Ginny soon learns, has no interest in articles he deems 'below him'.

Not one to take no as an answer, Ginny becomes determined to get him to meet the dogs themselves. One look at their cute faces and they'll worm their way into his heart.

But what Ginny doesn't anticipate is that Darryl might be more open-hearted than he seems. And inviting him to the dogs' home might be the best decision she ever made – even if she doesn't realise it at first!


My Thoughts

This is an entertaining and lighthearted read, full of adorable dogs and with a god variety of characters. Under the humour and the fun, however, there is a slightly darker message, highlighting how dogs have been abandoned and may be the victim of puppy farming. There are also some anguished owners who have to give up their pets for  different reasons. What shines out is the sincerity of the volunteers at the dogs' home, who go out of their way to make the dogs feel safer and more secure.

    Ginny has had a difficult time in the past and has moved away from London after a messy love affair. Jason, her ex-boyfriend, is arrogant and one to avoid. Ginny's determination  to make the dogs' lives better drives her on and takes her to the local newspaper where she meets Darryl. Trust is something Ginny finds almost impossible and she has to decide if she is able to take a leap into the dark and to start a new relationship. You will find yourself rooting for the dogs and also Ginny to get a happy ever after. There is a lot of potential in the setting with plenty of scope for future stories.

In short: Second chances all round.



About the Author

Sarah Hope has been dreaming up stories ever since she was a child. She remembers many a family stroll along the beach when she’d daydream about her next adventure story, and dreamt of one day becoming an author. Sarah writes romance novels with a Happy Ever After endings, and her latest series, Wagging Tails Dogs Home is due to be published by Boldwood in 2023. Sarah lives in Central England with her two children, her dog, Lacey and a bunny named Ruby.

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

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