Release day: Rose’s Vintage
Today is the official release of Rose’s Vintage by Kayte Nunn (trade paperback, Black Inc Books). Here’s the blurb:
British blow-in, Rose Bennett, is heartbroken, overweight, irritable and a long way from home. She isn’t sure what exactly she’s doing at Kalkari Wines in the Australian Shingle Valley – it’s the middle of winter and far from the lush, romantic vineyard setting she’d been expecting.
Her brother thinks she’s spying for him, her bad-tempered new boss thinks she’s the au pair and the nanny can’t wait for her to clean the place up. Discovering pagan bonfire ceremonies, bizarre winemaking practices and a valley full of eccentric locals, Rose just wishes she’d ended up somewhere a bit warmer.
But as the weather improves, the valley reveals its beauty, and Rose starts to fall in love: with the valley, the wines, the two children she’s helping to look after, and one of the men there.
When her boss’s estranged wife returns and her brother descends, wanting answers, Rose is torn between staying put or cutting her losses.
Kayte dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
The character of Rose came to me one day as I was sitting in a beach-side cafe on a grey rainy day and began to imagine what it would be like to arrive in Australia and find it was nothing like you had expected it to be. I went home and began writing, and Rose’s Vintage is the result. I wanted to set it in a small, quirky community and, given my background, a fictional wine region seemed the ideal place for romantic shenanigans!
All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of the book. (The giveaway closed on 2 May 2016. The winner was LynetteW.)