I am delighted to be on the blog tour for Dreaming of Venice by T.A. Williams. Today I have a review of this gorgeous story to share.
First of all let's take a look at the book...
Title: Dreaming of Venice
Author: T. A. Williams
Release Date: 24th April 2017
Find love, friendship and prosecco – in the magical city of Venice.
Life is tough for Penny. A dead end job in a London café, a boyfriend in Australia (what could go wrong?) and an art career going nowhere. But then Penny is approached with an extraordinary proposition.
It isn’t going to be easy but, if she can pull it off, she will turn her life around and at long last see the fulfilment of her dream – to visit Venice. And, just maybe, find true happiness with the handsome man of her dreams.
But can dreams come true?
When the opportunity came up to join the blog tour for T.A. Williams new book I jumped at the chance. Thank you, Faye!
So what did I think...
The opening to the story grabbed my interest and you get a great insight into Penny's caring personality. Penny was a delight to get to know she is kind, determined and even though life isn't all sunshine and roses for her she still has this positive outlook on life. When I had finished the book it was as if I actually knew her, that's how well she was written. I really enjoyed the proposition that Penny is offered it's such a great storyline that instantly got my attention. I really don't want to talk too much about the story or go into the plot as I would hate to ruin the book for everyone else. So i'm afraid I am going to leave it there and if you want to know more you definitely won't be disappointed if you pick up a copy of this book.
A special mention has to go to Gilbert the dog, T.A. Williams usually has a cameo of at least one very cute Labrador in his books and Gilbert is a lovely addition to the story. All of the characters brought something to the story and I especially liked Caroline.
Italy is one of the places I would love to visit and it was fantastic seeing Venice brought to life right in from of me. I was completely focused on this book with Trevor's delightful way of telling the story. With a beautifully descriptive way that always manages to transport me to the very places he describes. I enjoyed the fact that the book was set in both London and Venice as you see Penny come out of her comfort zone and slowly begin to flourish. This story has lots going on with comical moments along the way but also packed full with themes of friendship, love and romance.
The story moves very smoothly and quickly meaning before I knew it I was half way through and I really didn't want to put it down. Although I am sure my boss wouldn't have appreciated a zombie sat at the desk the next day! The following evening I finished and it was one of those moments where you wanted to find out how everything turns out but also sad because it was ending. The storyline had me hooked and I have to say it's now one of my new favourite books by T.A. Williams. If you ever need a pick me up from every day life T.A. Williams is guaranteed to provide you with a story that will always leave you with a smile!
Dreaming of Venice is both delightful and charming!
Thank you to Canelo, Faye Rogers & T.A. Williams for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My name is Trevor Williams. 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...
My background, before taking up writing full time, was in teaching and I was principal of a big English language school for many years. This involved me in travelling all over the world and my love of foreign parts is easy to find in my books. I speak a few languages and my Italian wife and I still speak Italian together.
I've written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I'm enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. My most recent books are the What happens… series. What happens in Tuscany reached #1 in the Amazon.uk Romantic Comedy chart and What Happens on the Beach, the last in the series, came out in July. Chasing Shadows is still romance, but with the added spice of a liberal helping of medieval history, one of my pet hobbies. I do a lot of cycling and I rode all the way to Santiago de Compostela on a bike a few years back. This provided both the inspiration and the background research for Chasing Shadows.
I’m originally from Exeter, and I’ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away down here in south west England. I love the place.
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