Alice thought her future was set in stone, until her past came knocking…
Alice Butler starred in a successful US sitcom until tensions in the cast and crew caused the show to be cancelled.
Now, five years later and working towards her dream job in art history, she’s called back for a revival of the show. It can only end in disaster, surely?
Flown to a villa in Chianti to meet with the rest of the cast, Alice must decide where her future lies – with her boyfriend, David, who laps up the Hollywood company, or with the mysterious Matt, who shies away from public attention?
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.
This was a really enjoyable slice of escapism. I’ve been to Tuscany, many years ago, and it is truly beautiful. So u completely understood Alice’s reasons for wanting to stay there and enjoy the art, history, delicious food and sunshine.
Her former co-stars actually seem like quite nice people and I can see the appeal of recapturing their past triumphs, but also not wanting to deal with all the drama.
The romance was gentle and quite honestly it was the lovely dog she falls for first, very understandable too!
Considering the current sulky weather and ongoing lockdown, this was a dose of much needed sunshine and dreamy Italian countryside. Enjoy while thinking of escaping somewhere wonderful!
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.