Tuesday 9 January 2018

Book Review - Dreaming of Florence by T.A. Williams

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Title: Dreaming of Florence
Author: T.A. Williams
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Canelo
Publication Date: 8th January 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

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’s 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?

Why did this book have to end? I mean I could have carried on reading it for a lot longer I was enjoying it that much.  And when you get to a chance to move to and live in the city of your dreams will it live up to your high expectations?  

Well that is what Debbie finds out, after a slight bicycle accident with Pierluigi leads to a turn of events that involve Debbie finally about to visit Florence and seek our the sweet spot in the city, with the view of the Duomo that she has been dreaming about since she was a child. 

Based on the descriptions of Florence it is clear that its a city that the author must love, as you get such a keen sense not just of the larger tourist attractions, but of every day life in Firenze. From the architecture, to places off the beaten track, to the restaurants and delicious sounding Italian foods, to some of the surrounding area, the book could potentially be a love letter to Florence! 

The question is will Pierluigi also be the man of her dreams, and just how will she cope in Florence? Well those are answered and its quite an adventure for Debbie. 

You may though be wondering is there T.A. William's trademark chocolate labrador in this book and you will be delighted to hear that Bryon features and is absolutely gorgeous. He brightens every scene he is in, and it clearly a well loved dog. I'm just not telling you where he fits into the story! 

From my virtual trip to Florence, to the romance in the book, the amazing food descriptions, the hidden tourist spots of the city and a whole lot more, plus memorable characters and a lovely story, Dreaming of Florence is a fabulous book that I loved every last second of. 

Thank you to Canelo and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. Just downloaded it into my kindle. I am big fan of T.A Williams books. I read the previous book and it was great to travel through Venise. Love the review.


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