Blog Tour: Dreaming of Florence – T A Williams*

Christmas was almost two and a half weeks ago, and we are now nine days into January.  I am wondering how the time is flying by.  We have seen some bitterly cold winter days here in Wales over the past weeks, but no where near as cold as our friends over in America.  There closest city is Pennsylvania, but they live in the northerly forest region of the state and are currently experiencing extremely cold weather.  As I write this blog, their current temperatures are well below freezing point in the middle of the day and living in a remote area they are constantly fighting frozen pipes.

I really don’t mind these cold winter days, I much prefer spring, but winter is something we have to contend with.  There is nothing I love more than relaxing by our open fire in my favourite chair reading.

Today, sees us on our fourth blog tour with Canelo.  It is always a pleasure to work with them and their authors.  We were excited to be invited to be taking part in this blog tour and have had great pleasure in reviewing “Dreaming of Florence” by T A Williams.

Dreaming of Florence by T. A. Williams

Fresh pasta, red wine, fine art… and love?  Find enchantment this year in the magical city of Florence.

When Debbie Waterson’s bicycle crashes into handsome doctor Pierluigi, she wonders if her luck has changed. Determinedly single after ending a long relationship, at last, a man worth bumping into!
Inspired to visit Florence, she soon runs headlong into that old foe: reality.  But is Pierluigi the man of her dreams?  Then there is her booze obsessed boss, his forbidding secretary and her noisy inconsiderate neighbours.  But could her luck be about to change? Will she find love after all?
Warm hearted and unputdownable, Dreaming of Florence is the perfect escape for readers of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver.

Our Review

Those who follow us will know, we love Italy and we love reading.  Dreaming of Florence gave us both, during these cold winter months.  There is a part of my heart that lives in Italy and every time I return it feels like my second home.  

Dreaming of Florence is without a doubt a feel good, warm hearted read. Perfect for these cold winter days and nights.  The story is easy reading and moves quickly.

All the characters are unique and relatable. We are quickly introduced to Debbie, the main character. She has recently split from her long term boyfriend and the future in her teaching job is uncertain.  She is knocked off her bike by an Italian doctor – Pierluigi. Is fate intervening for Debbie to bring her happiness? Pierlugi is from Florence, a city Debbie has had vivid dreams of for many years.  Pierlugi returns to Florence.

It’s not long before Debbie makes a fresh start as an opportunity becomes available as an English Language teacher in Florence. She moves to the city, finds an apartment and makes a fresh start.  And fate steps in, no spoilers here so I’ll leave it there. Do all her dreams come true and who is living in the apartment next to her, Dario. 

I love the book cover, it’s eye catching. It characters throughout are likeable and you feel like you are living Debbie’s life with her.  The descriptions of Florence are vivid throughout.  You walk the streets with Debbie, feeling the warmth of the sun, smelling the aroma of the Italian food and looking at the scenery.  Florence is on my places to visit and this book has brought it closer to the top.  When Dario takes Debbie to visit local places and restaurants off the beaten track, the unseen tourist areas are experienced whilst reading.

It’s a story that will make you laugh out loud and smile. A book of friendship, travel and classic romance. Perfect for the cold dark winter days. 
Thank you to both Canelo and T A Williams  for the advanced copy, I am certainly going to track down more of his books.


Blog Tour

We are on the second day of the blog tour with Kraftireader, please do take the time to visit the other blogs for their reviews.
Publication Availability
Dreaming of Florence, was published by Canelo on 8th January 2018 and is currently available for purchase through the following links
Further reviews can be found on Goodreads.

Enjoy,
Serendipity Loves x
* We received an advanced copy of Dreaming of Florence from Canelo, in return for an open and honest review. #Dreamingofflorence

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