Amelia O’Sullivan is a photographer who has always viewed herself through the wrong lens. When her marriage publicly crashes around her, she flees to the safety of her aunt’s country property to pick up the pieces. Can she adjust her focus to what she really wants from her life?
Born into a wealthy and powerful family, Frederick Doyle may seem like a man who has it all, but behind the scenes, a bitter business feud threatens an irrevocable family split. As he fights for control of the winery he’d built from the ground up, he finds a supportive ally in Amelia and becomes increasingly beguiled by her creative spirit.
Jill McMahon is a successful novelist suffering from writer’s block over her latest manuscript. Finding her niece, Amelia, at her door, reminds her of the bonds of family, but in seeing Amelia and Frederick’s relationship grow, a long-forgotten and painful secret threatens to re-surface.
Can Amelia, Frederick and Jill untangle themselves from their pasts or will history simply repeat itself?
We have three very interesting main characters in this story. All are undervalued to an extent, and have demons to face. Amelia and Frederick in particular are getting grief from some of their loved ones too. However, all three strive to be positive and strong, and all of them are likeable, sympathetic people. Their interactions make for a fascinating story.
Family life is shown in two very different lights in the novel: we see its difficult, dismissive side but also the ever-loyal and supportive side to it too.
The setting is rural Australia, and the author’s writing takes us there. We get especially interesting insights into running a vineyard, and the business side of a bottle of wine, but learn about the other character’s professions too.
The romance that blooms slowly between Amelia and Frederick is beautifully portrayed, but it’s not without its frustrations and misunderstandings. And is Amelia too disillusioned to trust someone enough to truly love again?
This is a gentle and touching romance with splashes of intrigue and skulduggery and lovely, wry humour here and there to keep the reader fascinated until the very end.
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Megan’s stories are about families, intrigue and love. Every book contains a bit of humour and a lot of heart.
Megan lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children, and has a background in public relations and higher education.
She drinks far too much coffee and has an addiction to buying scarves. She interviews with other authors for her blog series, Espresso Tales, and loves a bit of #bookstagram.
Her debut novel, The Things We Leave Unsaid, was released by Crooked Cat Books in 2018. Tangled Vines is her second novel.
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