Tangled Vines by Megan Mayfair: touching, intriguing romance

Synopsis 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… Continue reading Tangled Vines by Megan Mayfair: touching, intriguing romance

The Frenchman by Lise McClendon

  This is the fifth book in Lise McClendon’s series about the five Bennett sisters. Merle, our Elizabeth equivalent, is the main character, and out of the five impressive sisters she’s probably the strongest. But her strength is tested in this book. She works for a legal aid company and is about to take a… Continue reading The Frenchman by Lise McClendon

The Winemaker Detectives are back: Requiem in Yquem

Ironically, having to rush down to Bordeaux due to a family crisis has made me late taking part in the France Book Tours virtual tour for the latest in the Winemaker Detective series, in which Bordeaux has previously featured. Events were entirely beyond my control but here I am now, a little late and still… Continue reading The Winemaker Detectives are back: Requiem in Yquem

Grand Cru Heist: Fine Wine, Fast Cars and Dead Bodies

Grand Cru Heist by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen is best summed up, I think, as a cozy mystery for men set in the ostentatiously wealthy world of winemakers and connoisseurs. There is a definite feeling of Gentlemen’s Club in the novel with erudite discussions and witty wordplay amidst a haze of cigar smoke. The… Continue reading Grand Cru Heist: Fine Wine, Fast Cars and Dead Bodies