- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 668 KB
- Print Length: 329 pages
- Publisher: Mira (1 May 2019)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07K37V749
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Something in the Wine Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Tricia Stringer is a bestselling and multiple award-winning author. Her books include The Model Wife, Table for Eight, and the rural romances Queen of the Road, Right as Rain, Riverboat Point, Between the Vines, A Chance of Stormy Weather, Come Rain or Shine and Something in the Wine. She has also published a historical saga; Heart of the Country, Dust on the Horizon and Jewel in the North are set in the unforgiving landscape of nineteenth-century Flinders Ranges.
Tricia grew up on a farm in country South Australia and has spent most of her life in rural communities, as owner of a post office and bookshop, as a teacher and librarian, and now as a full-time writer. She lives in the beautiful Copper Coast region with her husband Daryl, travelling and exploring Australia's diverse communities and landscapes, and sharing her passion for the country and its people through her authentic stories and their vivid characters.
For further information go to triciastringer.com or connect with Tricia on Facebook or Twitter @tricia_stringer
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This book is not a fast read, but nonetheless it drew me into the lives of the family, friends and neighbours of the Levaliers. Set in Margaret River, Western Australia, this story gives readers a tantalising glimpse of the beautiful countryside in and around that part of the world. I’ve never been there but having read Something In The Wine, I have added Margaret River to my travel bucket list.
I think it was the characters who really drew me into this book. Keely is very much the star of this show. She is clearly trying to get away from something and perhaps rediscover her inner self as she sets off on her Western Australian holiday and I certainly felt like holding her hand and helping her at times. As I got to know Keely I sensed that she was facing a crisis of confidence of some sort, though at first I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. I loved the way she slowly integrated into life at Levalier Dell, learned to lean on Euan, whom she’d met on her flight to Perth and who reminded her of her grandfather.
His son Flynn was another matter altogether and I watched with fascination as he and Keely danced around each other, firstly avoiding each other and then demonstrating the art of miscommunication to a T. While Flynn is the hero of Keely’s story, there were so many times I wanted to clip him around the ears and tell him to show Keely how he felt about her. For a smart man he was unbelievably inept at sharing emotions.
I felt for both Euan and his neighbour Theo, both talented winemakers but at loggerheads over each other’s approach to the business. There were other characters who stood out for me, among them Euan’s sister Maggie. Around each of these people little stories swirled, yet all were intertwined in the overarching story.
This book is so well structured. It is clear author Tricia Stringer has done her homework. She did an excellent job of giving enough information about the winemaking process and the wines of the Margaret River region to demonstrate her knowledge and make the story believable without forcing information down my throat. I came away feeling I’d learned something as well as having enjoyed the story.