Title: A Chance in a Million
Author: T.A. Williams
Published: September 15th, 2022
About the Book
Fate brought them together, now it’s up to them to make it work…
Having left the army to recover from a traumatic experience, Captain Jane Reed is on her way to Venice to assist Lady Veronica Cooper, a world-famous writer who has lost her mojo. Plagued by grief and sleepless nights, Jane soon finds a kindred spirit in Veronica, coping with her own loss after the death of her husband.
When the two relocate to Veronica’s villa in the countryside to escape the summer tourists, Jane meets the rest of the Cooper family – including Veronica’s brooding son, David. With his own tragic past, David has resigned himself to a life of solitude. Jane finds herself determined to bring joy back into his life, even if it means finally spilling her secrets.
Can Jane and David help each other heal, and find love in the process, or are some scars too deep to treat?
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 escapist romance 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.
I’ve been lucky enough to read all the books in this series, but this one has something special in its characters that makes them utterly relatable. Jane, Veronica, and David are coping with loss, mental illness, or significant life changes. Sometimes all three. Through Jane’s new job as Veronica’s personal assistant, this change of scenery might be just what Jane has needed in her life, which has become stagnant since leaving the military.
When reading a book by Williams, you can expect richly detailed scenery. Throughout this series, I’ve wanted nothing more than to travel to the places he describes. Now in Venice and the surrounding countryside, it would be nice for this family to invite me over for a visit. The characters are multi-dimensional; they’re real, flawed, and often hurting. This book focuses on the power of friendship, of helping each other heal and move on, and yes, there’s some romance as well. It’s a well-rounded mashup that gives you a warm feeling while reading.