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Meet the Author | Maya Linnell
June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From country show baking to raising orphaned lambs, bestselling author Maya Linnell writes
about the life she lives and loves. A keen bookworm, former rural journalist and radio show host.
Maya is also an ambassador for the digital library app Libby OverDrive. She lives in rural Victoria
with a menagerie of animals, sweeping gardens, three bookworms and the odd tiger snake or
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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
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?
Praise for Maya Linnell
Maya’s novels have consistently made:
- The Better Reading Top 100 competition –
- Top 10 Australian Fiction Bestseller in June 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
- Fifth highest-selling Australian romance author in 2022
‘When a new Maya Linnell novel lands in the office, we pretty much draw the curtains and shut up
shop until it’s reads’ Australian Country Magazine
‘I’ve always wanted to live in the country so Maya’s books are always my perfect escape’ Joanna
Nell, bestselling author
‘Full of warmth, humour and genuine heart, just like eating scones fresh from the oven’ ABC Wide
‘Tugs on the heartstrings’ New Idea Magazine
‘Linnell brings a good deal of authenticity and humour to her story … an enjoyable tale about
romance, family and dealing with change.’ Canberra Weekly Magazine
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