Under a Siena Sun by T.A. Williams
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Lucy needed a change of scene. She didn’t expect the change of a lifetime.
Doctors Without Borders has been Lucy Young’s life for the past four years. After being rescued from a conflict zone, she’s making a change from saving lives under gunfire to practising medicine in safe, serene Siena.
Now treating wealthy patients at a private clinic, she’s never felt less comfortable. She’s used to helping those in dire need – not those in need of a nip and tuck. Her turmoil grows when she encounters injured tennis star David Lorenzo, whose smiles make Lucy forget her aversion to the rich.
She’s soon falling for the sportsman but is she losing herself in this world of excess? All she’s ever wanted was to help the underprivileged, so can her future lie in Siena at the clinic – with David?
This sunny romance is the perfect summer escape for fans of Lucy Coleman and Alex Brown.
Mentally and physically exhausted from her stint in Africa as a doctor for Medecins Sans Frontieres, Lucy escapes to Tuscany for a well-deserved holiday. It sure beats dodging bullets. But when she is made an offer she can’t refuse, she settles in Siena working for a private hospital and buying a lovely cottage with spectacular views of the Tuscany countryside. In the meantime, she meets the attractive former tennis star up the lane and grows to like this troubled man. But falling for him is not sitting well with her. His wealth and artificial world and her principles of caring for the underprivileged are in conflict. The problem isn’t him, it’s everything he stands for. Will she choose him or her conscience?
I admire Lucy’s drive and courage to stand up for what’s right. She is a kind and caring person who is dedicated to helping others who cannot help themselves so it is understandable she has doubts about being with David and his large villa and bright red Ferrari. However, David is trying to be a better person and his grand gesture is remarkable and proof of his love for her. Their love of medieval history and the hunt to uncover information about the mysterious Englishman’s Castle gives an extra touch to the story. And in true T.A. Williams fashion, he includes colorful supporting characters, adorable dogs, beautiful settings, and delicious cuisine that gives the reader a relaxing escape to better times.
Overall, this is an enjoyable and enchanting romantic getaway filled with history, wine, and charm. Recommend highly!
Thank you to Mr. Williams for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.