Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for A Chance in a Million by T.A. Williams as part of the Publication Day Push today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour. Also thank you to the author and publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
Fate brought them together, now it’s up to them to make it work…
Having left the army to recover from a traumatic experience, Captain Jane Reed is on her way to Venice to assist Lady Veronica Cooper, a world-famous writer who has lost her mojo. Plagued by grief and sleepless nights, Jane soon finds a kindred spirit in Veronica, coping with her own loss after the death of her husband.
When the two relocate to Veronica’s villa in the countryside to escape the summer tourists, Jane meets the rest of the Cooper family – including Veronica’s brooding son, David. With his own tragic past, David has resigned himself to a life of solitude. Jane finds herself determined to bring joy back into his life, even if it means finally spilling her secrets.
Can Jane and David help each other heal, and find love in the process, or are some scars too deep to treat?
I can always guarantee an escape from everyday life when I pick up a book by T.A. Williams and A Chance in a Million is another great example of this. The opening chapter instantly grabbed my attention and definitely made me root for Jane. Although to be fair I couldn’t help but be charmed by all the characters in this book. A special mention has to go to Dino, another brilliant canine creation from T.A. Williams.
I was fully immersed into the setting of Italy with stunning descriptions. At its heart though was a sweet romance that had a wonderful slow burn feel. It was lovely to see the characters grow and go from strength to strength. Along with beginning to put their pasts behind them and begin to focus on the future. There are also other important themes such as grief that is explored that added an extra depth to the story.
I enjoyed how the characters personalities were revealed, it was done in a careful way especially with their difficult pasts. I have to say because of this it did feel as if I really got to know them. It was very easy to wish that Jane and her new friends would find happiness and brighter futures. A Chance in a Million is a heartwarming story about new beginnings, friendship and romance. The kind that transported me to Italy and swept me away with wonderful characters!
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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