I was delighted to be offered the chance by Bliss Book Promotions to read ‘What Happens in Cornwall’ by T A Williams and to take part in the launch of the book. It was released on 20th July by Carina UK.
You can read more about Trevor Williams and sample a couple of extracts from ‘What Happens in Cornwall’ here
Sam’s relationship with Neil is not going well and the chance to get away to Cornwall for a few days seems like a good idea. A private island, an archaeological dig, several men, a reclusive world famous actress and Italian paparazzi all contribute to more than Sam might have bargained for.
Readers might be forgiven for thinking, as I did, that this is typical female authored chick lit. They would be wrong. ‘What Happens in Cornwall’ does indeed conform to many aspects of the genre, particularly with regard to romance, but it is so much more. I think the fact that it is written by a man, Trevor, gives an extra perspective so that the male characters are as well developed and believable as are the females.
The writing is assured, stylish and consequently very easy to read, sweeping the reader along with the plot at a cracking rate. There are several twists and subplots interwoven seamlessly to create a really satisfying story line that is exciting to read.
As well as elements of love and romance, ‘What Happens in Cornwall’ touches on some larger themes including the cult of celebrity, loyalty, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and education for those not fresh out of school, so that there is an intelligent depth to the writing.
The descriptions of Cornwall, the flora and fauna and the weather, create a real sense of place and setting that I found highly evocative.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘What Happens In Cornwall’ and I was disappointed when it ended. I shall be investigating more of T A Williams’ books and think they would appeal to readers who enjoy authors like Sheila O’Flannagan.
You can buy ‘What Happens in Cornwall’ here:
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00YUTHNNY
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00YUTHNNY
If you would like to find out more about Trevor (T A) Williams here are some links:
Amazon Author: http://www.amazon.com/T-A-Williams/e/B00FDVNVMA/
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