I really enjoyed this book, it had me laughing out loud in several places! It follows the story of Grace, a harried single mum of three young boys, who inherits a vineyard in the Margaret River region of Western Australia when her ex-husband dies suddenly. The place is a dump, but has a lot of potential, so she calls on local hunky real estate agent Scott for an appraisal. She also stumbles across squatter turned handyman Mitch, scarred and with a mysterious past, who helps her out with maintenance and cleaning, and gets on great with her kids. It's a lovely, feel-good story, about the transformation of Grace from social retard who hasn't dated in years, to suddenly having two men vying for her affections. But it's the interactions with the kids, and the things they do and say, that really lights up this novel. You can feel Grace's embarrassment when they announce things inappropriately to the wrong people, such as the hole in Grace's underwear. You find yourself cringing with her and laughing along. A beautifully written story, with a great sense of place, I recommend this book to all lovers of romance.
I loved this story. It was so entertaining and down to earth but almost hysterically funny in parts. Thoroughly good read especially if you can relate to the antics of life as it unfolds! One of her best books to date!
Fantastically written. Grace is all of us in some way. I fell in love with all the characters and travelled alongside Grace on her journey. Loretta Hill has managed to entrance me, and left me in stitches for most of the book.