Rome is Where the Heart Is: An uplifting romantic read, perfect to escape with

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Sunshine, crisp white wine, and a sizzling Italian. Nothing could go wrong with some holiday fun… could it?

When thirty-year-old Kate’s childhood sweetheart dumps her without a goodbye, she almost hits rock bottom. But she’s determined to have a fresh start, and goes to Italy’s stunning capital city in search of healing.

Hot sun, fresh coffee and white marble piazzas; here, Kate might be able to put herself back together. But when a glass (or three) more wine than is strictly necessary leads to questioning by a concerned policeman – a tall, Italian policeman, with wavy, black hair and cheekbones to die for – she knows she’s in trouble.

Kate and Alessandro have a spark so big you couldn’t put it out with a fire extinguisher. And he makes her laugh – makes her remember who she is again. But Alessandro has five meddling sisters, a fearsome mama and a very beautiful ex. They’re all certain Kate isn’t the girl for him.

Kate knows it’s just a holiday fling. Besides, there’s too much against them. Hoping for more would just mean getting her heart broken again. Wouldn’t it?

An unputdownable and uplifting escape to the Italian sun that will have you giggling and crossing your fingers for Kate. If you enjoy Debbie Johnson, Carole Matthews or Tracy Brogan, you’ll love this.


What everyone's saying about Rome is Where the Heart Is:

I was hooked! Every chapter left me wanting to carry on reading. My housework and family have pretty much been neglected whilst I have read this!’ Goodreads 5*

‘Had me captivated… a good strong dose of "grab happiness while you can" along with the courage to do so. A fun, uplifting read’ Lilac Mills

'I'm fully in love with this story and Alessandro is my new book boyfriend!Darcy's Book Blog

'What an absolute gem of a book. A lovely feel-good story.Stef Loz Book Blog

I can't fault this book at all. Tilly is always amazing to read and she has done it again with this story. One that has to be read and the best thing I have read so far this year’ Goodreads 5*

'Every page of this novel was a delight to read...I loved this book, it picked me out of my wintertime blues!' The Anxious Canadian

‘A warm, fun, bubbly story with so much heart in it.’ 27 Book Street

'Superb! The perfect romance for everyone... I highly recommend it!Urban Book Reviews

'I’ve been a fan of this writer for some time now and she never fails to delight. Tilly really does have a way of captivating her readers and taking them to the settings of her stories.Five stars!The Reading Shed

'This was a really enjoyable read from beginning to end…I'm excited to read the sequel to find out what is in store for Kate and Alessandro next! An enjoyable read.' Chick Lit Chloe

'It hadn't been for stupid homework, I would've finished this in a day. I really, really enjoyed Rome Is Where the Heart Is, a lovely blend of swoon-worthy romance, friendship goals, beautiful family relationships, Italian tourism, and the perfect way to get over a break-up.' Books & Writing Amino

'I enjoyed every bit of this book and would recommend anyone to read this book.’ Stephanie Reads

Oh this was fun, and I don’t know how I never found Tennant before! Everything I want in a story: great characters, a touch of romance and a wonderful setting that comes alive… A wonderful introduction to the series and Tennant’s writing, my to-be-purchased list just grew exponentially.’ I am, Indeed 

‘This was a delightful read that brought a smile to my face and swept me away to the warmth of Rome.’ V Family Fun

‘This is my first book by Tilly Tennant and I'm sure it won't be my last. Can't wait for the follow up on Kate and Alessandro.’ Goodreads 5*

‘Would I recommend it? Absolutely! If you’ve never read one of Tilly’s books, I definitely recommend that you do… I can’t wait to read her next book. If you love chick lit, you will LOVE Tilly Tennant.’ For the love of Chick Lit

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Bookouture
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Mar 9, 2017
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Pages
338
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ISBN
9781786811165
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English
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Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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‘I just want to say how fantastic this book is … If you’ve not read any books by this author, why the heck not?! Do it now… you won’t regret it! I just love love loved it.’ StefLoz Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

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Harper Woods wakes up every morning on Silver Hill Farm feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. She’s engaged to the tall, dark dreamy Shay and just downstairs are the gorgeous tea rooms she’s always dreamed of owning.

 

But Harper is about to discover something that will change her luck forever. For better or worse? She has no idea. Not until an expert can identify whether the stunning collection of jewellery she found hidden in the farm’s foundations is priceless, or more trouble than it’s worth…

 

As news of the discovery spreads through the Silver Hill, it seems everyone has a secret history making them the rightful owner. In particular, Will Frampton, stubborn and irritatingly handsome Lord of Silver Hill House, the crumbling stately home the other side of the hill. Too busy trying to untangle the truth, Harper doesn’t notice Shay getting rather close to his ex from the village.

 

Harper thought she had everything she ever wanted. If she solves the mystery of her sparkling prize, can she hold onto her dream, or will she lose it all, and be left broken-hearted?

 

An utterly gorgeous, heart-warming romance, full of love and laughter. Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson, Jenny Colgan and Kristan Higgins.

 

 

What everyone’s saying about The Summer of Secrets:

 

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‘I adored this wonderful heart-warming story that captured my soul and left me glued to my ereader and I didn't want the story to end.  Alas, I'm now bereft and missing my dose of feel-good from Harper and her friends at Silver Hill Farm.’ Kraftireader, 5 stars

 

‘You immediately feel right at home ... The descriptions of where Harper lives sound absolutely beautiful and immediately make you want to leave everything and go live there!

... just keeps you guessing ... I’m looking forward to her next already.’ Broadbean’s Books

 

‘Love, love, love this book.’ Necessities of Life

 

‘Beautiful.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Sun, spaghetti and sparkling prosecco. When it comes to finding love, there’s no place like Rome…

Kate is living the dream with her gorgeous boyfriend Alessandro in his native city, but the reality is sometimes a little less romantic than she’d hoped. Every day in her new home is a fight against leaking pipes, her cantankerous landlord and her less-than-perfect grasp of the Italian lingo.

All around her there is talk of weddings, but when a secret from her past is thrust out into the open, Kate must fight to prove to Alessandro’s Mamma – and the rest of his formidable family – that she truly is Italian marriage material.

With the women in Alessandro’s life on a mission to break them apart, the cracks begin to show and Kate starts to question if Alessandro really is the man of her dreams. Can love and the city of romance conquer all, or is that just a fairy-tale?

Let Rome steal your heart this summer in this gorgeously romantic escapist read. Perfect for fans of Jo Thomas and Abby Clements.

What everyone’s saying about A Wedding in Italy:

‘Fans of chick lit novels, this is a fantastic novel and I couldn't recommend it more to fellow readers. This is especially true for those who are looking for an escape but don't really have the means to do so.’ Pretty Little Book Reviews

‘The book was a 5.5 star for me with an awesome plot, fabulous characters, lovely and vivid description, a real and well developed plot and a flowing prose.  I was hooked into the story as Alessandro and Kate struggled for their relationship and overcame the obstacles in their path. A perfect read for everyone who likes romance, chick-lit, woman's fiction or just fiction. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone.’ Read Day and Night 5*

‘I just loved reading this. It just makes you want to get on a plane and jet off to Italy.’ Goodreads 5*

‘Honestly, if you want a great vacation read, something light for the summer, read these books! You won't regret it! They are wonderful to take your mind off life, and get immersed in Italy and Italian families. This book makes me want to brush up on my Italian and move to Italy!’ Darcy’s Book Blog

‘What another absolute gem. A pleasure to read… Thank you for writing such a lovely, heart-warming story Tilly Tennant.’ StefLoz Book Reviews 

‘What a feel good read this was! I could tell, early on, that I was going to finish this in a few days. It really got my attention, soon after I started reading it. Tilly's writing is excellent… A sweet love story that had me wishing I was right there with them!’ Funny Girl’s Memoir

‘I completely enjoyed every second of A Wedding in Italy, which was a pleasure to read, complete with its ups and downs, and overall felt like returning to my "Italian family" in this book, as I feel as though I would love Alessandro's family to be my own!’ Rachel’s Radom Reads

‘I loved this book as much as the first one in the series. A great feel-good book set in beautiful Italy.  Tilly Tenant is one of my favourite Authors and this book definitely didn't disappoint.’ Goodreads 5*

‘A Wedding in Italy has the same warmth in the narrative and the wonderful descriptions of Italy that transport you away. Most definitely one to be read after Rome is Where the Heart (which is absolutely no hardship!)’ Have Books Will Read

What everyone’s saying about Tilly Tennant:

'Wonderful characters which make you want to befriend them and a storyline which left me wanting more.’ The Reading Shed

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'Observant, insightful, humorous, and heart squeezing. I adored her humor.' Books and Bindings

'Every page of this novel was a delight to read...I loved this book, it picked me out of my wintertime blues!' The Anxious Canadian

'Superb! The perfect romance for everyone... I highly recommend it!' Urban Book Reviews

'Wow! Such a wonderful feel good story effortlessly transporting me to Rome. Loved every word!' Renita D'Silva

'This book was an absolute pleasure to read – I devoured it in one sitting!' The Reading Shed

The fairy lights are up and shoppers are flooding the snowy seaside promenade. It’s going to be a busy month at Forget-Me-Not Vintage, a magical shop with a warm heart where every item has a story to be told.

 

With bright red hair and an infectious smile, Dodie is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, just like the pieces in her shop.

 

When Dodie finds a love letter in the pocket of an old woollen coat, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Following the address, she manages to persuade the handsome but reluctant new tenant, Edward, to help her with her search.

 

As the story of the letter unfolds, Dodie is there, as always, to pick up the pieces and make things right. But who will be there for her when her own love story needs a helping hand?

 

Is it too much to dream of a happy ending like the ones in the black and white movies she adores? 

 

If you’re looking for a sweep-you-off-your-feet romance that will warm you through and through then the door to Forget-Me-Not Vintage is always open. Perfect for fans of Jane Linfoot, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan.

 

What readers are saying about A Very Vintage Christmas:

 

‘This is a truly wonderful story!!... It’s a story of friendship, love, family and of course Christmas!! … Fabulous!!  Five Big Fat Vintage Stars!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Oozing with Christmas charm, this is the perfect book to add to your holiday reads!’ Darcy’s Book Blog, 4 stars

‘A wonderful book that had me smiling and laughing…I can't wait for A Cosy Candlelit Christmas.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘This was my first Christmas book of the season and it’s a fabulous start. It made me fall in love with Tilly Tennant and I’m really excited for Christmas already. The storyline had me smiling throughout, gave me a warm feeling and the writing adds so many sparks… I enjoyed every second of it.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, 5 stars

‘I am a massive fan of Tilly Tennant's books so jumped at the chance to get my hands on this brand-new release!... After the first few pages I was hooked! I love the writing style and the characters were just superb - the plot was brilliant and I loved the ending too - it really is the most delightful story!!... Grab yourself a nice warm drink and curl up ready to feel all warm and cosy inside - no hesitation in giving this a massive five shiny stars!!’ Donnas Book Blog, 5 stars

‘What a fabulous book! I'm a huge fan of the Tilly Tennant books, she's quickly becoming my favourite cosy writer!... I highly recommend this story if you're looking for a nice cosy read this winter!’ Caoimhas Books and Lit, 5 stars

‘The storyline had me smiling throughout... I adored the quirkiness of it and the characters. While reading it, it made me feel all warm inside. I could imagine a warm fire and hot chocolate. This really is another Tilly Treasure and one that will stay with me for some time!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I love Tilly's books they are great cosy reads and this one is just as good as the rest. A fantastic read to snuggle down to this winter.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This was a truly delightful, heart-warming story from start to finish with lots of Christmas cosy feeling moments throughout. Lovely, likeable characters and the perfect setting… On that note, I'm looking forward to reading her next book already.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This was a great feel good holiday book. Something you want to snuggle up in a warm house and read on a cold day. It is a little different than your normal holiday book but that is what makes it special.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 All singleton Isla wants for Christmas is to be left in peace, but a surprise trip to the Alps means there’s a chance for romance in every snowflake that falls…

 

It’s the week before Christmas and Isla McCoy has just received an unexpected gift: a letter announcing she is due a life-changing inheritance, but only if she’s willing to make amends with the father who abandoned her.   

 

She has absolutely no intention of forgiving him, but who could resist an all-expenses-paid trip to the French resort of St Martin-de-Belleville?

 

There she meets smooth-talking Justin and nerdy glaciologist Sebastian; two very different men, with two very different agendas. Torn between her head and her heart, Isla finds herself utterly lost in a winter wonderland of her own feelings.

 

Surrounded by twinkling candles and roaring log-fires, Isla’s resolve finally begins to melt. But will she learn how to reconnect, not only with a whole new family, but with herself and her heart?

 

A gorgeously heart-warming festive read to help spark a little romance in those long winter nights. Perfect for fans of Jane Linfoot, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan.

 

What readers are saying about A Cosy Candlelit Christmas:

 

‘OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH I LOVEEEEEEED IT!… Spell-binding, beautifully written and 100% memorable - Tilly Tennant has blown me away.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

‘This is my favourite Christmas book of the season so far, and I’m keeping everything crossed for a third book! Fantastic characters, great story, beautiful setting… you could not ask for anymore! Five Stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Cosy, sweet book that I adored! … Despite the freezing cold temperatures outside, Tilly Tennant's writing will leave you feeling warm inside… It could easily be read at any time, although perhaps in front of a fire with a warm cup of cocoa would be ideal!’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

‘Well this was an absolute gem!... An enchanting tale that will fill you full of emotions and set your pulse racing. It's a wonderful Christmas story with a beautiful setting that will captive your imagination just like it did mine. A truly amazing 5 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This book is beyond awesome, loved every page.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is 100% my favourite of Tilly Tennant's novels so far. It's heart-warming and will leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling. A beautiful novel!’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

‘This is a wonderful festive read. Full of new beginnings, second chances, new friends, new love and forgiveness. This is a lovely book filled with fabulous Christmas cheer that chick lit and romance fans will adore.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 4 stars

‘I absolutely loved this book, completely fell in love with it… A lovely heartfelt read, with lots of Christmas cosy moments thrown in, not to mention lots of snow. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the French Alps.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A beautifully heart-warming read with more than a touch of humour and a wonderfully festive mountain setting, what more could you ask for? Do yourself a favour, grab a cocoa, grab this book and settle back for a few hours. You won't regret it.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘A Christmas cracker… I recommend you read it with a warm drink and a slice of cake or some chocolate!! - 5 stars from me!!!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery.

Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles.

Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention.

But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It's time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she's going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan.

A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson.

Praise for The Little Village Bakery:

'This book was an absolute pleasure to read - I devoured it in one sitting!'The Reading Shed

'This is an adorable tale of new beginnings, new friends and a village pulling together.Highly recommended.' Shelley Back Books

'I absolutely loved this'Well Read Pirate

'This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. The story weaves together a tale of love, friendship, trust, desire and so much more.' Haven't Got a Clue

'I loved this story, it had a little bit of everything, romance, heartbreak, mystery and a little magic thrown in for good measure. I'll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out.' Mum Reinvented

'I loved Honeybourne; it's the kind of place I would love to live. This is a sweet, enjoyable read' Cayo Costa

What readers are saying about Tilly Tennant:

'A wonderful read with a bubbly, unique and fresh style of writing' Sky's Book Corner

'Tilly makes her characters so relatable that you can't help but fall in love with them' Starcrossed Reviews

'Tilly Tennant has obvious talent for turning the every day into a fairy tale... a sweet touch and light humour' BestChickLit.com

'Tilly Tennant has an amazing gift for story-telling and I'm sure we're going to see great things from her in the future.' Holly Martin

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