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?
Megan Mayfair is an Australian writer who writes women’s fiction with a dash of family intrigue, a sprinkling of humour and a spoonful of romance. Megan lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children, loves a good cup of coffee and believes you can never have too many scarves. Her debut novel, The Things We Leave Unsaid, is published by Crooked Cat Books. Her second novel, Tangled Vines, and third novel, The Problem with Perfect were also published by Crooked Cat Books in 2018 and 2019.
- Print Length:279 pages
- Publisher:Crooked Cat Books (December 3, 2018)
- Publication Date:December 3, 2018
I am grateful to The Fiction Café – Review Group and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for the honest review.
This is the first that I have read anything by this author, I normally don’t read romance novels, but this one had a twist with family saga. There are three main characters in this Australian drama story: Jill McMahon is an author and the person who links everyone else in the story. Her niece is Amelia O’Sullivan who seeks sanctuary for herself and her two young children with her aunt after her infamous husband is caught cheating on her and the press descend. Jill’s neighbor is Frederick Doyle; he’s embroiled in a family dispute as his father is determined to sell the winery Frederick has built up to someone he doesn’t trust despite knowing how important it is to Frederick. His father is determined to have his son join the family business . . . .
I really enjoyed reading and learning more about the characters. I Highly recommend this book the author kept my interest until the very end.
I’ll definitely be looking out for more from this author in future!
Happy Reading everyone.