Written by T. A. Williams
The glamour of Hollywood. The magic of the Tuscan countryside. One big decision…
Beatrice Kingdom (Bee to her friends) wakes up in hospital in Tuscany. After an accident on a film set leaves her burned and scarred, she feels her whole life has been turned upside down.
Bee is offered the chance of recuperating in a stunning Tuscan villa in the company of a world-famous film star, the irascible Mimi Robertson. Here amid the vines and olive groves, Bee quickly finds there’s more to the place than meets the eye, not least a certain Luca (and Romeo the dog).
As she comes to terms with her injuries and her new life takes shape, Bee will have to travel a road of self-discovery… and make a huge decision.
A joyous, funny and moving tale, Dreaming of Tuscany is a triumph, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Jenny Oliver.
A Sumptuous Taste of Summer!
When I have a new novel from author T. A. Williams’ in my tbr list, I know I’m in for a sumptuous treat – and I’m never disappointed.
Beatrice wakes up in a hospital with no memory of why she is there; discovering she’s been out of it for several days comes almost as big a shock as the injuries she has sustained. When the film company she has been working for offers a summer of convalescence in a secluded villa in the Tuscan countryside, with a top Hollywood star for company, Bee realises it will give her the time and space she needs to recover. It’s not until she gets there that she realises the people will play it’s part too.
This is a delicious read; I doubt anyone could read it and not dream of spending a summer in these wonderful surroundings! Of course, it would have to include this author’s trademark black labrador – in this novel, Romeo, who exhibits every single trait of this wonderful breed. The story has lots happening and is a delightful read. The setting is idyllic and the luscious food descriptions make me want to rush out to my nearest Italian restaurant. The complete package is, as always, a wonderfully written novel which left me with a sigh of contentment and a warm glow. I must mention the book cover which gives a hint of what’s to come inside; beautifully created and makes me long for summer to arrive. I’m already looking forward to the next offering from one of my favourite authors! No less than five plump, shiny stars will do.
My thanks to publishers Canelo for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook
- Size: 263 pages
- Publisher: Canelo
- Publication Date: 11 February 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- Barnes & Noble
Meet the Author
I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, “Dirty Minds” one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn’t possibly comment. Ask my wife…
I’ve written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I’m enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she’s right.