This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Vineyard at Painted Moon
Summary: Step into the vineyard with Susan Mallery’s most irresistible novel yet, as one woman searches for the perfect blend of love, family and wine.
Mackenzie Dienes seems to have it all—a beautiful home, close friends and a successful career as an elite winemaker with the family winery. There’s just one problem—it’s not her family, it’s her husband’s. In fact, everything in her life is tied to him—his mother is the closest thing to a mom that she’s ever had, their home is on the family compound, his sister is her best friend. So when she and her husband admit their marriage is over, her pain goes beyond heartbreak. She’s on the brink of losing everything. Her job, her home, her friends and, worst of all, her family.
Staying is an option. She can continue to work at the winery, be friends with her mother-in-law, hug her nieces and nephews—but as an employee, nothing more. Or she can surrender every piece of her heart in order to build a legacy of her own. If she can dare to let go of the life she thought she wanted, she might discover something even more beautiful waiting for her beneath a painted moon.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I don’t read Susan Mallery books all the time- but when I do- I am just sucked into the worlds she creates. They are the best kind of happily ever after reads.
What I liked:
This cover is so dreamy. Makes me wish I was there with a good glass of wine.
Bruno. Oh we could all use a Bruno in our life.
Mackenzie. Such a strong character- she took her punches and rolled on making a life that she could love.
What I didn’t love:
Barbara. I know every story has to have a villain- someone to drive the story- but Barbara really outdid herself. The way she treated Mackenzie. The way she treated her daughters. But one thing that really bothered me: was Barbara fat-shaming her daughter. I felt that was a level of wrongness that we could have avoided in this book. It just grated my nerves.
Bottom line: If you are looking for a charming story- with some wonderful characters, then check out The Vineyard at Painted Moon.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T