Wednesday, 26 July 2017

To Provence, With Love by T. A. Williams Blog Tour

Information about the Book

Title: To Provence, With Love

Author: T. A. Williams

Release Date: 12th July 2017

Genre: Romance

Publisher: HQ Digital

Format: Ebook


Escape to the south of France with this perfect feel-good summer romance.

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?


For some reason I was really looking forward to reading this book, I don't usually read lot or any books from the Romance genre but this book has definitely got me re-thinking that. I really didn't have any expectations going into this book but I have no regrets.

We follow Faye Carter who is a language teacher who loves what she does, but is beginning to find it hard to love it under the pressure and even more so since the school gets a new Head and she had discovered that her partner had been cheating on her.

Our lovely Faye has already got a book published and is blown away when she is contacted by solicitors and offered the amazing opportunity to work with a famous film star called Annabelle Beech, and write her biography. It turns out this will come with being able to stay in a beautiful chateau for 6 months she can't believe her luck or the salary that comes with it. A visit to the chateau for an interview gives her the courage she needs to retire her role at the school and make the move to Provence. Upon her arrival she makes a best friend almost immediately in the form of a beautiful black Labrador called Marlon,who belongs to Miss Beech. It's obvious from the start that Marlon is a close friend who will be there for her all the way, mostly down tot he fact when usually in the company of strangers, Marlon usually barks viciously so their calm and instant bond is bound to last a very long time.

The area of Provence of which is where most of this story takes place is brought brilliantly to life, especially the countryside, it sights and the sounds and people of which Faye discovers whilst taking Marlon for the walks she enjoys. He also re-introduces her to his brother George, and his owner Gavin, whom she had a very brief interaction with early in the story on her way to the interview. Gavin lives at the neighbouring farm, he's a very appealing character but beyond his image he is still grieving from personal tragedies which you as a reader makes you feel even more drawn to him to comfort him.

Williams slowly but surely reveals more about the character which Faye gets to know and interact with, sharing knowledge at a pace which is realistic which makes the whole thing all that more believable. The interactions between Faye and the numerous characters which makes you as a reader alongside the characters fell a whole spectrum of emotions at different times and you’re aware there are secrets being kept by so many of them and you're waiting for them to be revealed.

The whole community is brought to life, its sounds so peaceful, calm and relaxing bringing story of loves, past and present, relationships, grief and new beginnings.Williams skilfully brings everything to life; the people, places, community and food, making them beyond real in the imagination of any of his readers. I have no negative about this book and I'd definitely have no issue with recommending this book. As this is the first work of T.A.Williams that I have read, I have thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking into reading many more, no hesitating in giving this book a 5/5. Everything felt so real to me and I must admit in the local book store I saw a book title 'Provence' and the cover had lavender fields on and I couldn't help but take a photo and flick through the pages.

Author Information

I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, "Dirty Minds" one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn't possibly comment. Ask my wife...

I've written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I'm enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.

I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.

I've been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she's right.

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