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These Tangled Vines
by Julianne Maclean
Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
These Tangled Vines by Julianne Maclean is another wonderful book.
I was once again swept away by the Maclean’s seamless narration that grabs you from the very first page.
We follow Fiona right when she receives a phone call from a lawyer in Tuscany, with the news of her biological father’s death….Whom she has never met before.
A deathbed confession from her late mother Lillian is the only reason that Fiona knows that her real biological father was from her mother’s affair, 30 years ago in Tuscany Italy.
Fiona makes arrangements to travel to Italy. Once there she discovers after the will is read she has been left a sizable inheritance. She has been left a vineyard Maurizio Wines, in a town called Moltepulciano. She also learns that she has a half brother and sister, Connor and Sloane. Who are devastated by this news and will seek everything in there power to dispute Fiona claim. They contest the will using Fiona parentage as a leverage. Fiona will have to keep her wits about her new family dynamics and sibling rivalries. An engaging book that switches back in forth from present day with Fiona tale to that of the past of her mother’s story.
A richly detailed story of past secrets that is multi layered with matters of the heart. I fell in love with the beautiful imagery through the descriptive narration. I also really enjoyed the storyline, and I felt invested in Fiona life.
This stunning book will transport the reader to beautiful Italy. The story and the characters will keep you flipping those page. A captivating book to take on any holiday or vacation, giving the the reader the escapism.
About The Author
Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the popular 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 the Romantic Times. Her novels have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
MacLean has a degree in English literature from King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a business degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She loves to travel and has lived in New Zealand, Canada, and England. She currently resides on the East Coast of Canada in a lakeside home with her husband, daughter, and mother. Readers can visit her website at www.JulianneMacLean.com for more information about her books and writing life and to subscribe to her mailing list for all the latest news.
Twitter: : @JulianneMacLean
Great review, loved this book also.