Fern Michaels grew up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, got married, and had five children before she picked up a pen to begin writing what would turn out be one best-selling romance after another. One of the most consistent bestselling romance writers of the '80s and '90s, Michaels writes mostly steamy historical romances with heavy doses of passion, seduction, and torrid adultery. Divorced from her first husband, she dedicates much of her time to philanthropic concerns, having set up the Fern Michaels Foundation, which grants scholarships to students in need. She also set up affordable pre-school and day-care centers for struggling single mothers.
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This picaresque tale follows the travails of Chelsea Myles, an aspiring actress who stagnates in her uncle's street theater group--which technically only exists as a distraction so that the family can pick pockets on the London Streets. During one such robbery, Chelsea winds up with enough resources to buy a boat ticket to Australia. On the ship, she meets vintner Quaid Tanner, and the two are entranced with one another. But will their oceanic romance stay afloat once they come ashore?
Since she was a young girl, Chelsea Myles has performed with her uncle Cosmo?s theater troupe, entertaining London?s roughest crowds while Cosmo picks customers? pockets. Fate has given her no other means of surviving. Until one night, a robbery goes awry and Chelsea is left holding a fortune in gold ? enough to buy her passage to Australia, and the chance of a new life.On board the vessel bound for New South Wales, Chelsea meets charismatic Quaid Tanner, who?s returning to his vineyard in Sydney. Their affair is as brief as it is blissful, for Quaid holds a secret that must keep them apart. But beneath the endless skies of this bold new land, two passionate hearts will defy the odds and overcome every obstacle to find a way back to each other?To Taste the Wine