These Tangled Vines by Julianne MacLean

Do you like to drink wine?⁣

I think my cork collection might give away my answer… 😆⁣

⁣I also just really love stories that take me places, and wineries are one of my favorite locations for a good family saga!

“This heartwarming story of love and loss, longing and betrayal set amid the vines of Tuscany is the perfect escape in troubled times.” 

―Rhys Bowen, bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and Above the Bay of Angels

When Fiona learns she’s inherited a winery in Italy from the father she never knew, she also gains two shocked and angry half siblings who are contesting her windfall, an abundance of questions about a mysterious affair, and a life-changing trip that will change everything she knew about what it means to be family.⁣

Told in dual timelines – Fionas story present day as she flies to Italy after her birth fathers death, and her mother Lillian’s journey to the same place, over 30 years ago, when this mysterious affair occurred. Mysterious, because Lillian went to Italy with her husband Freddie, the man Fiaon thought to be her real father all these years.

We also get a third POV from one of Anton’s other children – Sloane, who is not thrilled about this surprise sister and that Fiona is “stealing” her and her brother Connors “deserved” inheritance.

This book will make you yearn to hop on a plane and jet off to Tuscany. The sights and sounds, smells and tastes, are all so vividly painted – a reader is transported.

“Julianne MacLean’s These Tangled Vines is an emotional tale of love, family, and forgiveness. It’s both heartbreaking and hopeful; I felt for every one of these brave characters, rooting them on along the way.” 

―Rochelle B. Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author

With a colorful cast of characters, rich in history of wine making and traditions, the story flows like an inky and robust cabernet begging to be released from its barrel – just waiting for you to take a sip.

It’s got balance, and depth, and with some fairly twisty turns and reveals – the finish is crisp and most satisfying.⁣

This book is available June 1, 2021!

Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours & @amazonpublishing for the gifted book.⁣

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (June 1, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1542025397
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1542025393
  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces

About the book:

From the USA Today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road comes a sweeping and captivating tale of one woman’s journey to the lush vineyards of Tuscany―and into the mysteries of a tragic family secret.

If Fiona has learned anything in life, it’s how to keep a secret―even from the father who raised her. She is the only person who knows about her late mother’s affair in Tuscany thirty years earlier, and she intends to keep it that way…until a lawyer calls with shocking news: her biological father has died and left her an incredible inheritance―along with two half siblings.

Fiona travels to Italy, where the family is shocked to learn of her existence and desperate to contest her share of the will. While the mystery of her mother’s affair is slowly unraveled, Fiona must navigate through tricky family relationships and tense sibling rivalries. Fiona both fears and embraces her new destiny as she searches for the truth about the fateful summer her mother spent in Italy and the father she never knew.

Spilling over with the sumptuous flavors and romance of Tuscany, These Tangled Vines takes readers on a breathtaking journey of love, secrets, sacrifice, courage―and most importantly, the true meaning of family.

About the author:

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the contemporary women’s fiction Color of Heaven Series. Readers have described her books as “breathtaking,” “soulful” and “uplifting.” MacLean is a four-time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers’ Best Award and a Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times. Her novels have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been published in over a dozen languages.

MacLean has a degree in English literature from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a degree in business administration from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She loves to travel and has lived in New Zealand, Canada, and England. MacLean currently resides on the east coast of Canada in a lakeside home with her husband and daughter. She invites readers to visit her website at for more information about her books and writing life, and to subscribe to her mailing list for all the latest news.

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