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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,

Summer at the Santorini Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin #Review #PublicationDay


 Happy Publication Day to Rebecca Raisin! Summer at the Santorini Bookshop is published today by HQ Digital in April 11th.

A Greek island holiday. A fake-dating pact. A chance at true love?

After losing her job as a book scout, hopeless romantic Evie needs a fresh start. So when she hears that her eccentric grandmother has just taken on a small bookshop in Santorini, Evie jumps at the chance to visit her.

But life on the island is not as idyllic as it first seems. Gran has a tempestuous relationship with her landlord and he’s threatening to take the bookshop away from her. So when Gran asks Evie to fake a romance with her landlord’s Greek God of a grandson, Georgios, to keep the family on side, she reluctantly agrees.

As the sun sets on Evie’s Greek holiday, can she save the bookshop – and fake date her way to love?

 My Thoughts

This is an ideal romcom for a summer holiday read. Mostly set in Santorini, you breathe in the glorious Greek sunshine. It is a light-hearted, fun read with more than one fake friendship going on. Evie's affection for her unconventional grandmother is deep rooted and she feels caught between her mother and sister on the one hand, and her grandmother on the other. Add her family seem to have a headstrong streak and think that they know best. You do hope that Evie can assert her own independence and follow her own path.

    There are some larger than life characters in the story. This even extends to the lovable rescue dogs who her grandmother decides to take in. Only Evie and Georgios seem to have a filter and you discover, share some similar character traits. Georgio might look like a stereotypical Greek Adonis, but you soon pick up that there is a quieter, deeper side to his character. For an escapist read, you won't go far wrong with this one!

In short: hot summer days and plenty of humour

About the Author

Rebecca Raisin writes heartwarming romance from her home in sunny Perth, Australia. Her heroines tend to be on the quirky side and her books are usually set in exotic locations so her readers can armchair travel any day of the week. The only downfall about writing about gorgeous heroes who have brains as well as brawn, is falling in love with them – just as well they’re fictional. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true, once in a lifetime love. Her bestselling novel Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop has been optioned for film with MRC studios and Frolic Media.

 You can follow Rebecca here: Website  |  Twitter   |  Facebook  | 

Book link: Amazon US   |   Amazon UK  |   Amazon AUS

Thanks to Rebecca Raisin,HQ Digital and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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