Monday 3 February 2020

Publication Day Push -Dreaming of Verona by T A Williams

3 February 2020

My thanks to the publishers for my e-copy of this book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for my invitation to this blog tour

Verona is the City of Love. But will Suzie find romance there or, like Romeo and Juliet, will it all end in tears?

When Suzie is hired to accompany spoiled, abrasive Lady Alexandra Tedburn on an all-expenses paid holiday to Italy, she fears the trip will be a disaster.

But she soon discovers there’s more to Alex than shopping and tantrums, and she’s determined to help her realise her potential – against Alex’s authoritarian father’s wishes.

As they settle in Verona, Suzie can’t stop thinking about local artist Michael, who is still mourning the tragic death of his wife. With Suzie’s future uncertain, and Michael’s past
holding him back, it seems there’s no hope for romance in the city of
star-crossed lovers… or is there?

What did I think about it...

I’ve never been to Italy but whilst reading Dreaming of Verona I certainly felt as if I was travelling on Suzie and Alex’s journey as they made their way to the beautiful Italian city of Verona. Charged with keeping an eye on society girl Alex, Suzie, although only slightly older than her charge, seems to have her work cut out in keeping Alex under control, I especially liked the Prosecco incident!

There’s such a warm and lovely feel to the story that it’s been a real pleasure to immerse myself in this romantic adventure and I have enjoyed getting to know two interesting female lead characters. Suzie and Alex, although very different, seem to find a way to co-exist, and I really enjoyed watching them both progress as characters. It must be said that I didn’t much care for Alex initially but she grew on me, and I got to like her and appreciated her zest for life. I loved Suzie’s love of literature, especially Shakespeare, and hoped that she would find her heart's desire in Verona!

Dreaming of Verona is a delightful love story, not just between some special people, but it’s also a lovely tribute to Italy capturing the country's warmth in the descriptions of its beautiful people, delicious food and glorious places, particularly around Lake Garda and Verona. There’s definitely romance aplenty in Dreaming of Verona but it’s also about friendship between two very different women who are brought together in strange circumstances, but who, ultimately, discover more about themselves in the process.

Recommended: Absolutely✅Dreaming of Verona is light, fun and unashamedly romantic. It definitely ticked all the boxes for me.

About the Author

I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and then lived and worked in France and Switzerland before going to Italy for seven years as a teacher of English. My Italian wife and I then came back to the UK with our little daughter (now long-since grown up) where I ran a big English language school for many years. We now live in a sleepy little village in Devonshire. I’ve been writing almost all my life but it was only seven years ago that I finally managed to find a publisher who liked my work enough to offer me my first contract.The fact that I am now writing romantic comedy is something I still find hard to explain. My early books were thrillers and historical novels. Maybe it’s because there are so many horrible things happening in the world today that I feel I need to do my best to provide something to cheer my readers up. My books provide escapism to some gorgeous locations and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job...

Twitter @tawilliamsbooks

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