Review: Tangled Vines
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?
I've looked forward to reading this book since I read Ms. Mayfair's first novel. Tangled Vines is a lovely sophomore book that links together three lives.
Ms. Mayfair continues with her themes of lies and untold stories as she shows how these lives intertwine. I enjoyed her use of the past to inform the future in this novel. The story unwound in a way that made me eager to reveal all the details but with enough character, humor and emotion to keep me happy with the pace of the story.
One of my favorite parts of Ms. Mayfair's writing is the understated way she plays with emotions. Her prose is never overdone and her characters are very relatable, letting me use compassion and empathy to understand her characters without feeling like I"m beat about the head with their experiences.
In short, this is a really enjoyable story that flows well and has enough twists and turns to keep you turning pages.
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Author Bio –
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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