Friday, February 19, 2021

Blog Tour: Review of The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery

Author: Susan Mallery
Publication date : February 9, 2021
Publisher : HQN Books; Original edition 

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.

The Vineyard at Painted Moon is the latest stand alone from author Susan Mallery.  The story features Mackenzie who has poured her heart and soul into her husband's family vineyard.  When she realizes her marriage is over, she risks losing everything she holds dear.  The story is a wonderful tale about changing your path in life and finding out that what you thought you wanted wasn't really what you needed.

I really loved this story. The story is told through three perspectives, Mackenzie, her sister-in-law Stephanie and her mother-in-law Barbara.   I loved Mackenzie and her journey to realizing what she could accomplish on her own.  I loved her friendship with Stephanie and Bruno.  I also enjoyed Stephanie's journey to figure out what she wanted out of life and finally being able to stick up for herself.  Barbara... well let's just say that her entire family had way more patience than I ever would.  That tie would have been cut a long time ago.  She got what she deserved.    The other characters added so much flavor and rounded out the story nicely. I highly recommend this one.  I think it's going to be a favorite of the year.

About Susan Mallery

No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives – family, friendship, romance. She’s known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur.

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