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The Vine by Lauren K McKellar

The Vine (A Bindarra Creek Romance #10)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.

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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.


Posted in A Bindarra Creek Romance, Books by Juanita Kees, Home to Bindarra Creek

Come Home to Bindarra Creek

There’s a reason small town romance is so popular – small, remote communities are full of big hearts and here in Australia we embrace that. With so much dust and distance between us in this Great Southern Land, our small towns are widespread and often smaller than average. It’s there you’ll find hearts as big as the land itself and a community spirit that embraces everyone, even pets and wildlife.

Today I’d like to introduce you to a town called Bindarra Creek and a community you’ll grow to love month after month, starting in July 2015 with SE Gilchrist’s Bindarra Creek Makeover. Each month a new author will introduce you to a romance starring their own characters and their little pocket of Bindarra Creek, a town you’ll want to live in. Follow the stories of love, loss, discovery, redemption and happy-ever-afters with the residents and hearts of Bindarra Creek. Thanks to Stacey Nash for setting up the links on Goodreads. I am honoured to be a part of this heart-warming series from a fabulous group of authors.

The series

A Bindarra Creek Romance

The individual books

July – SE Gilchrist – Bindarra Creek Makeover

August – Lee Christine – Shadows of the Heart 

September – Susanne Bellamy – Second Chance Love

October – Sandie James – TBA

November – Kerrie Paterson – Reach for The Stars

December – Juanita Kees – Home to Bindarra Creek 

January – Stacey Nash – Stolen Sanctuary

February – Erin Moira O’Hara – Tempting Fate 

March –  Linda Charles – TBA

April – Lauren McKellar – TBA

May – Simone Angela – The Ghost of his Past


Links in this blog:

Great Southern Land – Icehouse 1982