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Book Review – Secrets on the Italian Island by T.A. Williams


Her work has got in the way of relationships before – but never like this

Anna’s job as a geologist takes her all over the world, including to the beautiful island of Elba, where she’s sent to look for precious metals. And the island isn’t the only thing that’s gorgeous – she can’t believe her luck when she meets windsurfer Marco and sparks fly.

But Anna must keep her role on Elba a secret to avoid upsetting the locals, which means lying to Marco even as they grow closer. When her old friend Toby visits, Anna suddenly finds herself torn between the attentions of the two men. However, Anna’s not the only one keeping secrets.

Is Marco being entirely honest with her? And why did Toby really come to visit?

A fun and escapist romance, perfect for fans of Lucy Coleman and Alex Brown.

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My Review

Do you love or are you missing holidays? trips to Italy? Italian food? the glorious scenery that Italy offers, the Italian coastline? Then this is a book for you. Or if you just love a heart-warming book set in a glorious location, with delicious food, great characters, friendships and romance, then this is also a book for you. Not to forget the secrets….

I adored this book. My little heart loved everything about it.

Italy is my favourite country for many reasons. In the current climate of travel being such a hassle, this book was just what I needed right now. The author wrote in a way that made you feel like you were there, enjoying Anna’s adventure with her. Also, the food needs a special mention. I was literally in food heaven the whole way through.

As much as Anna was on the island of Elba in Italy to work, she managed to find herself torn between two men…

Marco – The hot one that she was passionately attracted to. However, the secret she has to keep, makes life a lot harder for her. Or Toby – good looks and who she has a lovely instant connection with. The one on paper who seems the sensible option.

I was 70% of the way through and really didn’t know what way it was going to pan out and I loved that about this book. It kept you guessing. I liked how cool, calm and collected Anna was.

Oh, how wonderful the friendship in this book was. As much as I love romance, I think it was that special friendship that truly captured my heart. It was very sweet and endearing.

I finished this book (after having a little cry) and went straight on to Google to research Elba. I can confirm it looks every bit as beautiful as it was described in the book and has now been added to my bucket list so thank you. I just want to go swimming in the sea….and sailing on a yacht! 

I highly recommend this book, it was the most perfect summer read.

Author Bio – 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 romantic comedy 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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