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Dreaming of Italy
by T.A. Williams
Publisher: Canelo Escape
Release Date: May 4, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Up for a dream promotion, Emma won’t let anything get in her way – not even love.
Working for a major Hollywood film company isn’t all glitz and glam. But when Emma gets sent to tour around Italy to scout the perfect location for a new blockbuster movie, she’s not going to complain. Especially when it could make or break her career…
Historical adviser for the project Mark is a distraction that Emma does not need. As they explore the beauty of Italy, Emma starts to fall for the mysterious Mark, and soon finds herself torn between her job and her heart.
From the wild, northern mountains of Piedmont, down the vibrant coast of Cinque Terre and through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Emma’s journey becomes one of self-discovery as she questions her priorities in life.
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…
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Harlequin Trade Publishing, Netgalley and Canelo Escape for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Yet another Williams book that I enjoyed, and this one set in Italy. I feel like the novels that I got to read for him have given me a fun time exploring some of the places that I’ve always wanted to go, Italy definitely being high on my list. The imagery that Williams shows in this novel, even though it may seem like those within the novel may not appreciate their surroundings as much as we would like. Well think about it: if you have the chance to be in a country like Italy like it’s a regular thing, would you see every day as a blessing even though you’ve seen it over and over? Probably not.
Now Emma is in Italy trying to find the ideal location for a new movie. She has Mark assisting her, a historical adviser that can appreciate the beauty that is Italy, although Emma can’t see the beauty in Mark. Not yet, anyway. Since Emma needs to make sure that she finds the perfect location or her career is in jeopardy, and she made a promise to herself that love would not get in the way of her career, she’s not going to fall for Mark or anyone else for that matter. Or is she?
Again this was a lighthearted novel that would be sure to give you a break from the uncertainty of today’s times, and make you want to celebrate the things around you while you can. If you’re in Italy while reading this, I’m even more jealous of you. Wherever in the world you are, just remember to stop and enjoy it. Something that hopefully Emma and Mark will remember to do more often.