Book Review: Dreaming of Verona by T.A. Williams (✮✮✮✮✮)

Dreaming of Verona by T.A. Williams (✮✮✮✮✮)

Title: Dreaming of Verona

Author: T.A. Williams

Genre: Women’s, chicklit, romance, fiction

Publisher: Canelo

Pages: 320 pages

Publication Date: 3rd February 2020

My Rating: 5/5



Dreaming of Verona

Verona is the City of Love. But will Suzie find romance there or, like Romeo and Juliet, will it all end in tears?

When Suzie is hired to accompany spoiled, abrasive Lady Alexandra Tedburn on an all-expenses paid holiday to Italy, she fears the trip will be a disaster.

But she soon discovers there’s more to Alex than shopping and tantrums, and she’s determined to help her realise her potential – against Alex’s authoritarian father’s wishes.

As they settle in Verona, Suzie can’t stop thinking about local artist Michael, who is still mourning the tragic death of his wife. With Suzie’s future uncertain, and Michael’s past
holding him back, it seems there’s no hope for romance in the city of
star-crossed lovers… or is there?

A gorgeously uplifting and moving story, Dreaming of Verona is the perfect read for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver.




If you ever see a book written by T.A. Williams, you know it’s going to be good before you even pick it up. Dreaming of Verona is no exception to this.

This was a delight to read and the cheapest holiday to Verona. His vivid descriptions make you feel as though you’re experiencing Italy firsthand. Verona’s a city I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting but after reading this, it’s certainly on my dream trip list.

It’s an unusual concept with Suzie being hired to look after Alex, an adult who theoretically should be perfectly capable of taking care of herself. Alex has an extremely overbearing father, who wouldn’t allow Alex to go on the trip without Suzie accompanying her. It quickly develops into fantastic friendship and is a real highlight of the story.

I love that T.A. Williams always has a labrador in all of his stories and this book continued the streak. The black lab who lives near where the Suzie goes windsurfing is an adorable addition to the book and his mysterious owner even more so.

With references to Shakespeare, divine Italian food and wonderful writing, this was a delight to read. My only negative is that I finished it too quickly!

An absolute pleasure to read a book by one of my favourite authors again!

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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 and, as a writer, I obviously have to go there in person and check them out first. I love my job…

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