My Thoughts On… Dreaming of Christmas by T. A. Williams (& Giveaway)
18 November, 2018
My Thoughts On… Dreaming of Christmas by T. A. Williams (&Giveaway)
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Dreaming of Christmas and I am here today with a review of this fantastic book and a chance for you to win a copy too!
Title: Dreaming of Christmas Author: T. A. Williams Publisher: Canelo Published: 27th August 2018 Pages: 234 Format: ebook Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley Add It:Amazon UKGoodreads. Summary: It’s the dream Christmas: snow, mountains… and, er, an ex-boyfriend. But can Zoe still find love in the Alps?
Dumped on Christmas Eve by her long-term boyfriend, it’s been a rough year for Zoe Lumsley. But then she gets an invitation she can’t refuse: an all expenses paid skiing holiday with old university friends.
The bad news: her ex, Grant, will be there with his new girlfriend. But so will her former flatmate Billy, the organiser, and in the meantime he’s done rather well for himself. As Christmas in the Alps approaches, it’ll be great to see the old gang. Some more than others…
Perfect for readers of Tilly Tenant, Holly Martin and Philippa Ashley, this is the perfect magical Christmas getaway from the bestselling T.A. Williams.
This is yet another Christmas book that will well and truly get you in the perfect mood for Christmas. I was swept up and transported all the way to this glorious hotel in Austria, welcoming the snow with open arms. T. A. Williams has done a fantastic job of creating a book that, despite being set in the cold, brings with it that touch of warmth that reminds me of Christmas. With strong, wonderful and dynamic characters – this book is a read that you really don’t want to miss this year! I, for one, will also be making sure to go back and read more of the novels by T. A. Williams too.
Set in Austria, this book was a true delight to read. I’ve never been to Austria myself but I have been in the snowy rocky mountains in Canada during Christmas and this book reminded me of everything I loved about being there during that time – as well as adding something extra special too. Seriously, I want to know if Austria is quite that Christmassy and if it is – I want to go! But aside from the setting, the characters really bring this story to life. Set around a group of adults who reunite after ten years, it is a story where friendships are rekindled in the best way – which is, in a way, a nice change from new friendships and relationships being forged.
I will admit that I did have a few issues with our main protagonist throughout the book. Her constant worrying about food niggled in my brain a little bit but this was probably a very personal issue! Aside from that though, I really liked all of the characters. Zoe was still struggling after a year and it was so nice to watch her battle with her emotions and become stronger because of it. But ultimately, my favorite character by far was William. He was the kind of guy that I love reading about – the one that normally doesn’t get such a front-seat view in books and films which made me like him all the more! But I did also like Jules and Daniela as well. And Mandy, Martin and Bella were lovely additions. Let’s be honest, all of the characters were incredible to read about and all brought something different to the table.
In case you’re not sure, I very much enjoyed reading this book! It has a wonderful array of characters in it and has a lovely plot too which had me turning the pages quickly. I loved how the week before Christmas went for them all and how, as these things often do, it ended with a ball but how that wasn’t actually the summary of it all like it usually is. Needless to say, this book took me by surprise in the best way. It left me feeling warm and full of hope for the future. It is a true heart-warming book and the perfect Christmas read – because even if you’re alone, it’s still a wonderfully magic time of year.
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About the Author
T.A. Williams lives in Devon with his Italian wife. He was born in England of a Scottish mother and Welsh father. After a degree in modern languages at Nottingham University, he lived and worked in Switzerland, France and Italy, before returning to run one of the best-known language schools in the UK. He’s taught Arab princes, Brazilian beauty queens and Italian billionaires. He speaks a number of languages and has travelled extensively. He has eaten snake, still-alive fish, and alligator. A Spanish dog, a Russian bug and a Korean parasite have done their best to eat him in return. His hobby is long-distance cycling, but his passion is writing.