First, I’d like to say a huge thanks to Lee for inviting me here to talk about my upcoming release, THE HIGH PRICE OF SECRETS. I absolutely love this book; in fact, I love the entire series it’s a part of.
The idea for The Master Vintners series came while I was visiting the amazing Trish Morey in Adelaide, South Australia, a few years back. Not far from where she lives is a burned out stone Gothic mansion, Marble Hill. When I first heard about the ruin, which was originally a summer residence for the Governor of South Australia, I was intrigued. I love old buildings and ruins and I adore imagining the secrets they hold about the families who have lived there. Marble Hill was built in 1879 but was destroyed in massive bush fires in 1955. It got me to thinking about what it would be like for a family who had lived in such a place for generations to lose everything in a devastating fire. It didn’t take long to dream up a backstory for this imaginary family and for the tendrils to then develop further out past the Adelaide hills and surrounds out to New Zealand. Creating a dynasty of vintners has been a whole lot of fun, but not without its challenges, of course. I feel as if I’ve lived with these people in my head for so long now, that they’ve become like friends.
In THE HIGH PRICE OF SECRETS, Tamsyn Masters is on a quest. She’s determined to find the mother she grew up believing was dead and who, she and her brother discovered (in ONE SECRET NIGHT Desire, March 2013,) has been very much alive all these years. After another devastating let down, Tamsyn decides it’s time to take her life into her own hands and her quest takes her to her mother’s last known address in New Zealand. But when she arrives, determined to find answers, she meets Finn Gallagher, and discovers he’s the one man on earth equally as determined to prevent her from meeting her mother.
Each book in The Master Vintners series stands as one that can be read alone but if the family’s dynamic grabs you, you can still order the e-versions of the previous books in the series. You can visit my website http://www.yvonnelindsay.com and click on the books page for more titles.
Or, you could comment below to go into the draw for one lucky winner to receive signed copies of each of the previous three Master Vintner stories! So, how about it? Do you like family sagas and enjoy seeing their secrets unraveled? Or maybe you, like me, love old buildings and imagining the lives that were lived there in past times.