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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,

Take Me Home by Beth Moran #Review

 

I am delighted to be on the tour for Beth Moran's latest uplifting novel, Take Me Home, which was published on 13th October by Boldwood Books.

 
Sophie Potter’s job is helping people deal with the worst, because Sophie Potter knows what the worst feels like.

An expert at keeping moving, with her trusty motorhome and faithful dog Muffin, Sophie has built her life around keeping her loves and loyalties as few as possible.

Fabulous fifty-something Hattie Langford has kept her heart and past safely stored away too. But for reasons she’s only willing to share with a stranger, Hattie needs to tell the story her family has been hiding at Riverbend, their home in Sherwood Forest. There is a history of heartbreak and hurt that Hattie is ready to face.

As Sophie helps Hattie uncover the secrets of generations of women who have lived at Riverbend, along with the stories of the men they have loved and lost, they start to see echoes in their own pasts. And as Riverbend shares its biggest secret of all, can Hattie and Sophie finally embrace the lives they’ve put on hold for so long, and risk their hearts to men who can break the Riverbend curse?


 My Thoughts

In many ways this is a bittersweet read with moments of pure romance but also sadness. It has every shade of emotion, from the laugh out loud moments of the ‘Gals’ evenings to some darker times. Hattie’s story slowly is uncovered. Told in flashbacks as Hattie and Sophie search through the attic, you realise that Hattie has known some cruel times. There are many secrets from the past which affect several of the characters. 

    The characters have to be a strength of the story. Sophie is running away from commitment, afraid to let herself love again. Hattie, so confident and creative on the surface has some deep sadnesses inside. Gideon seems confident in his own skin but ultimately needs reassurance. The ‘Gals’ have their own midlife crises and insecurities. Agnes has a warm heart under the brittle shell she puts up to mask her vulnerabilities. Home is where the heart is and Sophie has to come to realise what that means for her. If you cut this story in half, you would find family, friendship and love running through it. 

In short: take a chance for love


About the Archers

Beth Moran is the award winning author of ten contemporary fiction novels, including the top ten bestselling Just the Way You Are. Her books are set in and around Sherwood Forest, where she can be found most mornings walking with her spaniel Murphy. She has the privilege of also being a foster carer to teenagers, and enjoys nothing better than curling up with a pot of tea and a good story.

 

You can read my review of Christmas Every Day here
 and How not to be a Loser here and Take a Chance on Me here and We Belong Together here and We are Family here.

You can follow Beth here: Website   |  Boldwood Books Profile Page   |  Facebook   |  Twitter  |  Bookbub  |  Newsletter Sign Up Link 
 
 
Thanks to Beth Moran, 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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