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    Holly’s Convenient Playground – The Fairest Cape

    My book, Haunted Bride, is set deep in the wine country of the Western Cape in South Africa. When Holly marries Joshua, a man she meets for the first time on the chapel steps moments before she has to say 'I do', she knows absolutely nothing about him - not even that he is a vigneron and vintner. After the wedding, he takes her to Fairley, his wine estate. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. That's when she realizes how rich Joshua really is. She fell with her ass in the butter, but as far as she is concerned, it isn't a…

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    Painting Pictures With Words

    How much description is necessary to paint a picture of the setting in your mind while reading a book? The Winelands of the eastern Cape in unbelievably beautiful, with majestic mountains as backdrop to lush green vineyards, rolling away, but would you like pages of description? (How are some people so fortunate to live in such beautiful places?) The wine farms were established almost as soon as the Cape was settled by the Dutch in 1652. Their mission was to provide fresh food to Dutch East India ships passing around the Cape. Farms producing all sorts of crop sprang up, including grapes. The soil is rich and the climate ideal,…