*Blog Tour* Dreaming of Rome- T A Williams

Rome is where the heart is…

The heart-warming read of the summer

Jo has had enough of handsome men. After a painful break-up, she’s decided she doesn’t believe in love.

Then, while on a professional trip to the magical city of Rome, she meets Corrado, a scientist and her brother-in-law to be, who doesn’t believe in love either. To him, it’s just a biochemical reaction. So what’s the problem?

Well, he’s gorgeous for a start, as well as charming, generous, intelligent and attentive, and she feels herself immediately falling for him, despite her new outlook.

The majesty of the Eternal City brings them ever closer together. But is their relationship doomed, or will love conquer all? Heart-breaking and hilarious in equal measure, Dreaming of Rome is a joyous and uplifting read from TA Williams, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver


I’m delighted to have been invited to be part of this blog tour.

T A Williams has that knack that all good authors do; the ability to transport the reader, placing them at the heart of the setting of the novel, to evoke an acute empathy with the characters and to keep you gripped until the end. ‘Dreaming of Rome’ is no exception.

Who could fail to be captivated by the romance of Rome? The food, the scenery, the irresistibly attractive Corrado…the scene is perfectly set for a scintillating summer romance.

But, the course of true love never runs smooth and Jo is determined not to fall for her soon-to-be brother-in-law, who himself has declared he doesn’t believe in the science of love.

His adorable Labrador Daisy, however, has other ideas and she inadvertently becomes the catalyst for the story that unfolds.

It is always a pleasure to pick up the latest offerings from this author and this is another great read! If you are looking for a feel-good summer novel and want to transport yourself to the Eternal City for a little romance, you need look no further!

Find previous blog tour posts for the author here:

Dreaming of Tuscany https://pickledthoughtsandpinot.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/dreaming-of-tuscany-t-a-williams/

Dreaming of Florence- https://pickledthoughtsandpinot.wordpress.com/2018/01/14/dreaming-of-florence-t-a-williams/

Dreaming of St Tropez- https://pickledthoughtsandpinot.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/blog-tour-extract-dreaming-of-st-tropez-by-t-a-williams/

Book spotlight:

Title: Dreaming of Rome

Author Name: T.A. Williams

Previous Books: Dreaming of Venice, Dreaming of Florence, Dreaming of St Tropez, Dreaming of Christmas and Dreaming of Tuscany

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: 6th May 2019

Links to Book:

Amazon (UK)

Kobo (UK)

Google Books (UK)

Apple Books (UK)

Author Bio:

T.A. Williams lives in Devon with his Italian wife. He was born in England of a Scottish mother and Welsh father. After a degree in modern languages at Nottingham University, he lived and worked in Switzerland, France and Italy, before returning to run one of the best-known language schools in the UK. He’s taught Arab princes, Brazilian beauty queens and Italian billionaires. He speaks a number of languages and has travelled extensively. He has eaten snake, still-alive fish, and alligator. A Spanish dog, a Russian bug and a Korean parasite have done their best to eat him in return. His hobby is long-distance cycling, but his passion is writing.

Twitter: @TAWilliamsBooks

Salvage the Bones- Jesmyn Ward

A powerful, yet difficult and sometimes harrowing read, ‘Salvage the Bones’ tells the tale of fourteen year old Esche and her family’s struggle for survival in Mississippi ahead of the impending hurricane Katrina.

Esche’s mother died in childbirth, her father relies heavily on alcohol, while her brother Skeetah devotes all of his attention to China, a dog who has just given birth to puppies but has been reared to take part in brutal fights. As a result, Esche seeks love and affection elsewhere, which brings added repercussions.

There are elements of affection dotted throughout the novel and, as a reader, it is possible to feel compassion for many of the characters at different points as they all have endured their own heartache which has led them to behave in the way they do.

The tension builds throughout, mirroring how hurricane Katrina is gathering pace as she looms ever nearer to the village. The descriptions of the unrelenting heat along with the subsequent destruction and sense of terror as the storm hits are so vividly written, it is impossible not to get drawn in and empathise with those affected.

After all the drama, the book actually ends on a positive, more hopeful note and provides a welcome sense of relief- a true feeling of calm after the storm.

Gritty, difficult, yet nevertheless a worthwhile read.