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Between The Vines

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  173 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews

She’s given up everything for love: it could be the biggest mistake of her life…

Taylor Rourke wants to change her impulsive ways when it comes to romance and not fall for any man on a whim, but then on a hen party trip to a Coonawarra vineyard, she meets Edward Starr. Gorgeous and charismatic, Edward is enough to make any girl give up her flat and job in Adelaide and mov

Kindle Edition, 331 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by MIRA
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The hen’s weekend for their great friend Rosie looked set to be a good one! Leaving Adelaide for the Coonawarra winery district on the Friday, staying two nights in Penola in the south-east of South Australia and returning home Sunday – probably worse for wear – was the plan. Designated driver Taylor Rourke was sure she wouldn’t have as much fun as the other girls - but before they had even checked into their hotel; at the last winery for the day, Taylor’s eye was caught by the handsome and enig ...more
Between the Vines is a novel of beautiful and intriguing setting. Set in the famed South Australian vineyards, in Coonawarra, it lends a gorgeous & sunny air as the atmosphere of the novel. Being set within the vineyard itself with characters involved in winemaking engages my curiosity and also reminds me that I need another holiday!

The initial attraction between Taylor and Ed was thrilling. Taylor hasn’t had the best of luck in the men department so whilst she wanted to take the chance with
I don’t know how much I’d even call this a straight-up Romance - but it is a somewhat unconventional contemporary Australian domestic drama, set in a vineyard, with a romantic plotline. We see through the eyes of all three main characters: two orphaned brothers who own a Coonwarra vineyard but are on the verge of sliding into a feud, and the woman who strays into their lives.

I loved the competence porn; Taylor might be a bit of a stray at the start of the book, but she works hard and is good at
Sandy Vaile
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the South Australian vineyard setting, complex characters, and the ongoing tension. Taylor doesn't trust herself to detect deception in men she's attracted to, so it determined to take it slowly with dashing winery owner, Edward. He is obviously attracted to her, and patient, but there are some warning signs that Taylor refuses to ignore.

His all around nice guy brother, Pete, is the one who takes the time to show Taylor the inner workings of the winery. The brothers don't see eye-to-eye
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found this story to be a disappointment. The plot sounded interesting and starting to reading the story, it looked promising. Until the choices that the heroine Taylor makes, became a major disappointment for me. And the choices she makes throughout the book I found cringe-worthy.

I found Taylor's motive for moving to the winery silly. No plans what-so-ever, at first chasing a guy, she later puts at arm's length (view spoiler). She had no real chemistry
Vicki Robe
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have come to the conclusion (no offence to any other of the great Aussie writers) that Tricia Stringer and Rachael Johns are my favorite writers. I enjoy every one of their fantastic books. I can't wait to find out what happens in the storyline but then I am disappointed that the book if finished. Between the Vines was a joy to read. I just couldn't put it down!

I highly recommend this book which seems to get better with each page you read. Although I worked out who the bad guy/girl is, I still
Dianne Sidebottom
Growing of grapes for the wine industry certainly came out in this story set in South Australia. Legacy left for brothers to make ago of and a van of women doing a hen's crawl of the area a chance meet for Taylor. Some mystery n innuendo in the story could have been a different outcome. I live in a winery area n plead ignorance of what's goes on mainly.
Joanne Mawhirt
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Taylor takes chances and opportunities appear to change her life direction. This is what she is looking for but there’s always doubt and sometimes confusion when you get more than you bargain for. Sometimes life changing decisions can go either way but we all have to do it sometime!
Gaylene johns
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
enjoyed this book another great read xx
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Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
Another fabulous read from bestselling Australian rural romance author Tricia Stringer. Between the Vines is Stringer’s fifth novel and the action takes places in the picturesque setting of Coonawarra, South Australia’s premier wine region. Reading the book will have you salivating for a drop of wine and a visit to this truly beautiful part of Australia. Between the Vines was a compelling read about two brothers, Ed and Pete Starr, who own their own vineyard. Their lives are altered when a young ...more
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: australian, romance
'Between the Vines' by Tricia Stringer disappointed me. It had a weak plot, limp characters, a non-sizzling romance, and dragged on for many pages. However, the description of winemaking seemed realistic and the Coonawarra wine region is depicted in loving terms. I thought it a bit strange that in the notes at the back of the book the author says that most of the places are fictional; however, she mentions all real-life towns a number of times (Naracoorte, Penola, Robe, Casterton, Keith) and I o ...more
Gillian Milne
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is yet another beautiful story by Tricia Stringer. It has love, mystery, intrigue and authenticity ! I can picture the setting from her description ! I can feel the relationships developing between the characters! I love that the country towns around the district get a mention. I love the " Aussieisms" that were in the story without it being over the top (eg. Rats arse)! I read in two days!
We are so lucky to have our lovely Aussie romance writers.... I love you all!
Jessica Pater
Dec 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This is an easy read with a nice ending. I enjoyed it with the added interest of being an Adelaide local and as someone who works in the wine industry. I was looking for a few extra sparks than was delivered and I admit I found Taylor's motivations in working/volunteering strange not to mention the self-inflicted kitchen slavery. Nevertheless a good book in all.
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story, kept me captivated all the way through
Talking Books
Nov 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Review copy received from the Publisher
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Always good to read a story based on the area I live....great read starting on Heart Of The Country.
Oct 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Good story, interesting insight into the wine industry.
Robyn Coyle
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read - loved it
Deb Bodinnar
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed reading about the winemaking process and found it nice and easy to get through. Loved the characters, could just imagine Flirty Felicity strutting around!!
Susan Dawson
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really lovely story! Twists & secrets kept right til the end. A feel good read & one I genuinely enjoyed!! A different context to the usual Aussie romance & one I loved.
Karen Lyons
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book easy to read and could picture a lot of the scenes . Nice to read a book that is based close to my heart!
Annie Smith
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What can i say, you must read rural romance genre.
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Tricia Stringer lives in the Copper Coast region of South Australia with her husband and their assorted animals. This home base has proved a wonderful place to raise their three, now adult, children and has been a starting point for many a family holiday, camping in favourite Flinders Ranges spots or travelling to other states of Australia. She enjoys a variety of crafts and sipping the odd glass ...more