Saturday, July 22, 2017

Book review of To Provence, With Love by T A Williams

Book review To Provence, With Love by TA Williams review by French Village Diaries
To Provence, With Love by T A Williams
Today as part of a blog tour I’m reviewing To Provence, With Love, the new release by TA Williams.

Summary:
Escape to the south of France with this perfect feel-good summer romance!

Anything is possible…

Struggling writer Faye Carter just can’t believe her luck. She’s off to Provence to write the autobiography of a famous film star and she’ll be staying in the stunning chateau!

So when she meets charming (and completely gorgeous) lavender farmer, Gavin, she knows that she’s made the right choice – even if glamourous, elderly Anabelle seems to be hiding something…

But when the sun is shining, the food is delicious and the air smells of honey, anything seems possible. Will the magic of Provence help Faye finally find a happy-ever-after of her own?

My Review:
When the dream job falls unexpectedly into Faye’s hands, at a time when getting away from her current situation is nothing short of perfect, she jumps at it, despite many unanswered questions. As a teacher who has self-published a thriller, it seems a little strange to her that an elderly Hollywood icon, living a private life in Provence, feels she is the ideal candidate to move in for a six-month contract to write her biography.

Faye finds herself in a chateau, surrounded by lavender fields and grape vines and falling in love with Marlon, the Labrador. While the villagers are welcoming, the local farmer seems distant and aloof and she also finds there is a lot more for her to discover than just Anabelle Beech’s fascinating life and career in the movies.

I can’t deny certain parts of the plot were obvious to me from quite early on, but I still enjoyed Faye’s journey of discovery and healing. The sense of place, with fabulous descriptions of the lavender harvest, was very special and made me want to pack a bag and head straight to Provence.

This is a light-hearted read, with some weighty emotional issues, that would accompany a chilled glass of rosé (or Champagne if you prefer) and your summer holiday to perfection.

About T A Williams:
Book review To Provence, With Love by TA Williams review by French Village Diaries
TA 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...

I've written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I'm enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.

I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.

I've been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she's right.


Book review To Provence, With Love by TA Williams review by French Village Diaries


Information about the Book:

Title: To Provence, With Love
Author: T. A. Williams
Release Date: 12th July 2017
Genre: Romance
Publisher: HQ Digital
Format: Ebook

A link to Amazon can be found below.