The inheritance of a lifetime… with a catch
When Sophie’s uncle leaves her a castle in the Italian Riviera in his will, she can’t believe her luck. The catch? She and her estranged sister, Rachel, must live there together for three months in order to inherit it.
Having worked in Rome for four years, Sophie’s excited to revisit to Italy, even if it reignites memories of a cheating ex who soon learns of her return and wants to rekindle their spark. Sophie realises that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder – but for her friend back home, Chris, who she discovers is more to her than just a friend.
With the clock ticking, can Sophie and Rachel stick it out and heal old wounds, or are the sisters destined to go their own way at the end of the three months? And does Chris feel the same way about Sophie as she does for him?
What I Thought:
I make no secret of the fact that I love T. A Williams’ romance novels, so I was thrilled be able to drag summer a little further into the year this year by reading A Little Piece of Paradise.
A hot Italian climate and hot Italian men abound in this romantic tale that actually has family at its heart, as we join Sophie on a mission that has been devised by her beloved uncle and which will (hopefully) see her inherit a fortune and a huge castle, and see her reunited with her estranged sister.
As ever, this book is filled with sumptuous descriptions of Italy, which could only come from someone who knows and loves it. The food, the landscape and so much of the history (which I love) makes a T. A. Williams book what it is, and makes it instantly recognisable – you can’t help but get caught up in it, especially now that the chilly nights are drawing in here!
T. A. Williams writes primarily about women. His main female characters are smart and resourceful and always – most importantly – three dimensional. You can always imagine these women as properly fleshed-out people so they’re very easy to relate to – even if I’ll never know what it’s like to inherit a whopping great castle in Italy…
Another heartwarming novel from T. A. Williams – keep them coming!
A Little Piece of Paradise is published by Canelo Escape.
About the Author:
I’m a man. And a pretty old man as well. I did languages at university a long time ago and 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 escapist romance 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, even if travel to them is currently difficult.
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Please note: I was sent a copy of this book via Netgalley for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.