Up for a dream promotion, Emma won’t let anything get in her way – not even love.
Working for a major Hollywood film company isn’t all glitz and glam. But when Emma gets sent to tour around Italy to scout the perfect location for a new blockbuster movie, she’s not going to complain. Especially when it could make or break her career…
Historical adviser Mark is a distraction that Emma does not need. As they explore the beauty of Italy, though, Emma starts to fall for the mysterious historian, finding herself torn between her job and her heart.
From the wild, northern mountains of Piedmont, down the vibrant coast of Cinque Terre and through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Emma’s journey becomes one of self-discovery as she questions her priorities in life.
What I Thought:
Sad to say that today I bring you the final book on the Dreaming of… series by T. A. Williams. Sad because this is a series of books I’ve really enjoyed, and I would happily read many, many more.
Dreaming of Italy takes a different approach to some of the others in the series, in that we are not in one individual city, but on a tour of this beautiful country, following a location scouting party for a new Hollywood movie. This is a great idea as it allows the book to weave through many contrasting locations over a long period of time and it also stays off the main tourist trails and introduces the reader to locations off the beaten track.
T. A. Williams obviously knows his stuff when it comes to Italy, as there is heaps of historical information, coupled with beautifully evocative descriptions of the sights, sounds and smells – some of the meals the party eats will have you drooling!
The romantic plots in these books alway deliver by the time the novel wraps up and this book in particular is quite touching. Emma, the main character in this book, is slightly older than the usual heroine and – I guess because I am feeling especially old as I come up to my birthday – this made me like her just that little bit more.
As I said, I’m sad that this lovely book series has come to an end, but that certainly won’t stop me picking up more from T. A. Williams as, for a read that will take you away from your troubles, his books definitely can’t be beat!
Dreaming of Italy is published by Canelo.
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Please note: I was sent this book via Netgalley for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.