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What Happens In Tuscany... by [Williams, T A]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1843 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Carina; 1 edition (20 Jan. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QVN3N22
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A great story.I could happily read again. I have been to Tuscany and fell in love with the area that may have helped?
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Bought this before going to Tuscany - lovely story.
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Great book
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Thank you to Net Galley and Carina UK for a review copy of this book. This is my honest review.

Katie, after discovering her boyfriend had been cheating on her, quits her job and wants a change of career. She answers an advert in Lady, for a companion, to someone at Iddlescombe Manor. After passing the interview she is on her way unaware as to what will await her.

The woman she is to be a companion to, is Victoria Chalker-Pyne, a multi millionaire, 25 years old but has been secluded at Iddlescombe Manor her whole life as a result of her eccentric father. Victoria was brought up to speak and act like an Austen heroine, and know real knowledge of the 21st Century. It is Katie's job to bring Victoria completely into the modern world.

After some modernization has occurred, they decide to go to Tuscany where Victoria's father had a villa, to try and continue her education in the sun. This introduces us to all manor of gorgeous Italian characters and a wonderfully summery feel to the book.

I love books that are set in other countries, so the amount of this based in Tuscany, was a delight to me. The storyline with Victoria although most probably unrealistic, was lovely to read, and its hard to think that someone could have so little knowledge of small things that most of us take for granted on a daily basis.

Fantastically fun read, that left me with a smile on my face throughout. and is a wondeful story about love, and friendship.
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Katie is at a loose end when she applies for a rather unusual job - to go and work at a stately home helping a young aristocrat come to terms with the modern world, and open her eyes up for her new life. Her own relationship is in the gutter, she's fed up with her job and she desperately needs a change, and this job sounds like just the ticket. Lady Victoria Chalker-Pyne has spent her 25 years on this planet locked up at Iddlescombe Hall thanks to her over-protective father. Now he has died, she is ready to start finally living, and needs Katie's help to navigate the scary modern world - phones, TV's, Twitter, Facebook and modern day language! The pair strike up an unlikely friendship, and begin changing Victoria's life, and set off on a summer holiday to Victoria's family villa in Tuscany. Life for both ladies is about to get a whole lot more exciting...

Something about this book just worked for me right from the beginning. I really liked the idea of the story, of someone having their eyes opened to the modern world that we live in and take for granted, so that was very eye-opening as a reader too! You can't help but feel incredibly sorry for Victoria having lived such a sheltered life, through no fault of her own, and I really detested her father for what he has done to her. Yes, he did it for what he felt were the right reasons, but ultimately no-one has the right to hold another person captive which is essentially what Victoria's father was doing. However, Victoria was so sweet, loving her new life with Katie, and you can't help but love seeing her open as a person as she explores her new world.
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Many thanks to Carina UK and Netgalley for providing a copy for an honest review.

I am a fan of the authors work and was looking forward to reading this one. I wasn't disappointed. Once again he has managed to produce something which is funny, romantic, and a great read.

The main character Katie has decided she needs to do something to get away from her current life. She discovered her boyfriend cheating on her, and wants to get away from the reminders all around her. She decides, on a whim, to take up the position of companion to a lady, Victoria Chalker-Pyne.

Ms C-P has thus far lived an extremely sheltered life. It was only once I started reading about her that I realised quite how much of a sheltered life she had led! Imagine, if you can, being shut inside a house with no friends, no links to the outside world, no TV, Internet, mobile phone, computer! No way to know, or understand, what is happening outside your sheltered life. No experience of relationships with other people. Nothing! This is what Victoria's life was like before meeting Katie.

Victoria's father wanted to keep her safe, protect her, but went about it in such a way he totally restricted her from actually experiencing what life should be. Bring in Katie, who has led a life, has had relationships, has a job, and everything that leading a 'normal' life entails. Putting these two together leads to so many funny moments I laughed most of the way through.

When the pair find themselves in Tuscany things get even more interesting as secrets come out, misunderstandings ensue, and new friends are made. The girls' lives will most definitely change, but in what way and to what extent?

This was a great read from an author I have followed for a while, and will continue to follow in the future. A definite favourite of mine and a recommended read also.
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