I always enjoy a T A Williams book so I’m delighted to be reviewing To Provence, with Love today and would like to thank Faye Rogers for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.
To Provence, with Love was published by HQ Digital, an imprint of Harper Collins, on 13th July 2017 and is available for purchase here.
To Provence, with Love
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 of To Provence, with Love
When Faye accepts a writing assignment for a film star in Provence, she’ll get much more than just a new job.
Once again T A Williams has transported me completely effectively to another country. I loved the setting of Provence in To Provence, with Love with the aroma of lavender fields, the taste of champagne and the feeling of sunlight on skin. I was less keen on the glorious imagery of Claudette’s food as it left me feeling ravenous throughout! I honestly felt in danger of putting on weight just reading this story.
There’s a refinement to T A Williams’ writing so that To Provence, with Love conveys sexual and emotional attraction without resorting to explicit detail, thereby making for a lovely summery read. There’s a sensuality that I found very refreshing. I thought it was rather like a grown up fairy story and I could easily imagine myself in Faye’s place, giving me a real empathy with her. Indeed, I enjoyed all the characters, especially Marlon, the black Labrador who was incredibly realistic.
I really enjoyed the plot of To Provence, with Love too. There are some surprises, and although they aren’t difficult to guess, this doesn’t detract from the read at all. They made me feel as if I was part of the story because I had an idea of events well in advance of Faye.
What I think I enjoyed most though in To Provence, with Love was the exploration of different kinds of love. This is, of course, a romance, but T A Williams considers love in many forms; between parents and children, family, married couples, communities, friends and owners and dogs so that I really feel there is something to entertain every reader.
To Provence, with Love made me smile and shed a tear and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
About T A Williams
TA (Trevor) 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. Trevor has taught Arab princes, Brazilian beauty queens and Italian billionaires. He speaks a number of languages and has travelled extensively. TA Williams 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.
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