Happy Monday book friends!
Looking for a book to escape into? Then look no further!￼
Second Chances in Chianti
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?
The perfect escape! This book was the perfect example of how we can travel through the pages of our books even during covid times. The Italian setting and the story dripped from the pages. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the food, The sun. The authors passion and knowledge of this part of Italy really shown through. Once upon a time Alice was a sitcom star. But after the popular sitcom self-destructed Alice returns home to finish her studies in art history. It is now years later Alice has just received her PhD and there appears to be a potential revival of the sitcom. In order to discuss and persuade the cast members gather at the producers villa in Tuscany. Alice’s life is at a true crossroads both professionally and romantically. What will Alice do? How can she follow her heart when her heart is pulling her in so many directions?
What a treat! So many wonderful characters and such a warm feeling to the story. Alice sure had a lot to contemplate. Should she stay with a boyfriend? Rekindle with her old flame? Or stay in Italy for the mysterious mat? The sitcom’s cast of characters was terrific so vividly drawn. But the true star of the show was Guinness Matt’s black lab. A sensational story that made me want to pack my bags and head to Italy.
*** Big thank you to Canello for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
Purchase Link – mybook.to/SecondChancesChianti
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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