The Vine by Lauren K. McKellar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have enjoyed every book in this series so far. Each author brings their own twist and voice to the fictional town of Bindarra Creek. I love how characters from previous stories keep popping up and make this town so real.
This was my first read from Lauren K McKellar and I am now hunting down previous books by this author as well as bookmarking new ones in the pipeline. Ms McKellar has a smooth and engaging voice that carries the story along nicely. I know I’ve enjoyed a read when I can go back and see how many lines I’ve highlighted that made me smile or nod. A few of my favourites from this read (no spoilers, I promise!) – “You took life by the horns and rode it to Bindarra Creek” , “[Love] can wither and die … but even if it dies, you had the fruit. You drank the wine. Isn’t that something?”
This book had me engaged from start to finish with beautifully drawn characters, a touch of suspense and a heartfelt plot. And wine … it had wine. Well done on another great episode in the lives of the people who bring Bindarra Creek to life.
About The Vine
Work hard. Family first. Protect your heart.
They’re the three rules Eva Storey has lived by, ever since that one terrible night in her past. That one terrible night when Eva lost everyone she loved.
And it was all. Her. Fault.
Now, Eva spends her days working hard on the Storey Family vineyard, and on keeping her secret from everyone in town. She doesn’t have time for Bindarra Creek’s sexy new firefighter or his rigorous back-burning. And she definitely doesn’t have time to fall in love.
When sparks fly between the strong-willed couple, Eva’s deadly secret comes tumbling out. Will their fiery passion be enough to overcome her charred past?
It’s fire season, baby, and Eva’s going to get burned.