Sunday, 29 January 2017

Blog Tour - Review - Chasing Shadows by T.A. Williams


Thank you for joining me today on the Blog Tour for Chasing Shadows by T.A. Williams. I was delighted to receive an invite to take part so first of all let's take a look at the description of the book. Then you can read on for my review. 


Chasing Shadows 
by T. A. Williams


Amy had it all – money, brains and beauty. And then the accident happened.

The Present Day: Left blind and without her family, Amy feels she needs to get away. On a trip along the Camino, she is accompanied by the mysterious and troubled Luke. Having been set up to help Amy by a mutual friend, Luke finds he is also running from his past…

1314: A Templar Knight, Luc, is also running. He meets the wife of a former comrade, now blinded in a terrifying attack: Aimee. Taking her under his wing, they must journey together through a dangerous world.

As they travel through the stunning scenery of Northern Spain, this couple, so very like Luke and Amy, emerge from the shadows of time carrying a treasure of inestimable value.

Information about the Book

Title: Chasing Shadows
Author: T. A. Williams
Release Date: 16th January 2017
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Canelo
Format: Ebook



My Review

I have always thoroughly enjoyed the books that I have read by T.A. Williams, he always manages to bring his stories to life in a lovely descriptive way. So I am so happy to be able to read and bring you my review of Chasing Shadows. As soon as I read the description I was pretty sure I would enjoy the story especially with the history aspect to it. 

So what did I think...

The story instantly drew me in and grabbed hold, I loved finding out all about Amy and Luke as they travelled along the Camino de SantiagoBoth characters are troubled by the past which made their journey even more interesting. It's lovely how Luke and Amy slowly get to know each other and become more comfortable with each other. I really enjoyed the fact that Amy was facing her fears and doing something to move forward with her life. Luc and Aimee also brought so much to the story with danger, mystery and some tense moments following them along the way. 

The descriptions of the journey the pilgrims made were brilliant and T.A. Williams has done a fantastic job of creating a detailed story but without going overboard. I felt at times as if I was right there with all of them that's how immersed in the story I became. This book was brilliant at showing me a time period I wasn't really knowledgeable in. However it was done in a way that didn't feel as if I had been bombarded with information. 

I loved both parts but maybe the time-slip aspect set in 1314 slightly wins. Both stories were engaging but I guess I liked the added mystery running through the 1314 story. Both time periods flow well and the story doesn't suffer as you go from 1314 to the present day. I have to say because the story has both an historical and a modern story it really is the perfect combination for me. Everything worked perfectly from the story to the characters I was completely hooked and I have to admit I got a little emotional at the ending. 

Chasing Shadows is a heart warming story with wonderful characters and a beautifully written story!

Five stars from me! 

Thank you to T.A. Williams, Faye Rogers, Canelo & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.


Author Information

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 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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