Whenever I pick up a Linnell novel, I know a purely blissful read lies ahead. She excels at delivering warm-hearted, escapist stories, all set against a gorgeous country backdrop.
— Better Reading
— ABC Wide Bay
Maya Linnell just gets it . . . if you’re looking for a new country romance writer, she’s your gal! . . . Her writing makes you feel as if you’re sitting around a dining room table in a country home
I’ve always wanted to live in the country so Maya’s books are always my perfect escape
—Bestselling author, Joanna Nell
A delightful, warm and captivating rural romance from the bestselling author of Paperbark Hill.
Limestone Coast horticulturalist April Lacey is determined to lead her family's winery into the future. She dreams of opening a bed and breakfast at Lacewing Estate, but soon discovers the crumbling historic building and her father's reluctance to join the food tourism revolution are just the beginning of her uphill battle.
English winemaker Connor Jamison has travelled to South Australia's iconic wine region to learn from the experts and carve a name for himself in the industry. However, it quickly becomes clear that no matter how many miles Connor puts between himself and the accident that flipped his world, the past keeps nipping at his heels.
Can April's fresh ideas save Lacewing Estate from folding or will they be a fool's folly? And will Connor's fierce loyalty come back to haunt him?
United by cooking classes, music and an unexpected involvement in the Penwarra Country Show, April and Connor seem like the perfect match, but with old flames, new challenges and careers conspiring to keep them apart, can this pair forge their own path together?