What they say: Verona is the City of Love. But will Suzie find romance there or, like Romeo and Juliet, will it all endin 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 tohelp 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 pastholding him back, it seems there’s no hope for romance in the city ofstar-crossed lovers… or is there?
A gorgeously uplifting and moving story, Dreaming of Verona is the perfect read for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver.
The Review: You know when you watch the programme Qi with Stephen Fry and you immediately feel more inspired and knowledgeable and just in a bit of a positive tizz? I think TA Williams is my top author for making me sit forward, eyebrows raised, and wanting to absolutely ingest every single word whilst handing me a few points for the IQ!!!!
I was already excited enough to be back in Italy (in the book sense, although we were lucky enough to visit two years ago) but then to be catapulted into the world of wealth that is the Tedburns while there left me in no doubt I’d be experiencing some special scenes. And we did.
Although the story, that of Suzie who was assigned to mind a twenty something year old Alex was brilliant and kept me both intrigued and livid (how could a father take full control of his daughter’s life like that?), the scenery, the beauty, the spectacularly bright tangiability of it all had me floored as I experienced life in the stunning Verona, getting the most fantastic Shakespearean lessons that had me reeling.
I absorbed this whole book with its warmth, likeable characters, stunning setting and great story line, as well as armfulls of great romance.
Beyond beyond beyond recommended and I will make sure to delve into my kindle and bring you another T A Williams book within the next month. Thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review.
About the author
I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time agoand 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 haveto go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…