Sunday Spotlight - A Preview of Susan Mallery’s The Vineyard at Painted Moon

Hi everyone! Today's Preview is from one of my favourite authors, Susan Mallery. I can count on her books having strong female characters and a story set in interesting locations. The Vineyard at Painted Moon is set in a wine region in Washington State.

Synopsis from the Publisher:

"Already a worldwide success in mass market and trade paperback formats, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery’s brand new hardcover is a powerful editorial shift for her. In The Vineyard at Painted Moon, Mallery tells the emotional and heartfelt story of a woman who must rebuild her life after a painful divorce strips of her of the only family she's ever really known and the job that has given her life meaning in order to finally follow her dreams.

MacKenzie Dienes’s life isn’t perfect, but it’s as close as she could ever hope to get. Her marriage to Rhys, her best friend’s brother, is more friendship than true love. But passion is highly overrated, right? And she loves her job as the winemaker at Bel Apres, her in-laws’ vineyard. So what if it’s a family business and, even after decades of marriage and incredible professional success, she’s still barred from the family business meetings? It’s all enough…until one last night spent together leads to an incredibly honest—and painful—conversation. Rhys suggests that they divorce. They haven’t had a marriage in a long time and, while he wants her to keep her job at Bel Apres, he doesn’t think they should be married any longer. Shocked, MacKenzie reels at the prospect of losing the only family she’s ever really known…even though she knows deep in her heart that Rhys is right.

But when MacKenzie discovers she’s pregnant, walking away to begin a new life isn’t so easy. She never could have anticipated the changes it would bring to the relationships she cherishes most: her relationship with Barbara, her mother-in-law and partner at Bel Apres, Stephanie, her sister-in-law and best friend, and Bel Apres, the company she’s worked so hard to put on the map.

MacKenzie has always dreamed of creating a vineyard of her own, a chance to leave a legacy for her unborn child. So when the opportunity arises, she jumps at it and builds the Vineyard at Painted Moon. But following her dreams will come at a high price—one that MacKenzie isn’t so sure she’s willing to pay…".


Doesn't this sound like a great read? I can picture myself reading this with a glass of wine! Look for my review of the book here on it's February 9/21 publication date.

Add The Vineyard at Painted Moon to your Goodreads shelf

I hope you have a great day!

22 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a great book to read and is definitely the type of genre I enjoy. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This sounds like a great read, perfect for a night in! Thanls for sharing x

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  3. Oh wow. This sounds like such a great read! I will have to add that to my list of books to read. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for the preview. We look forward to your insightful review.

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  5. This isn't the sort of book I would normally read but I'm so intrigued to see where MacKenzie's new venture takes her, and what obstacles she may face! Thanks for sharing x

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful read, I really need to have a read of this :) Great post

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  7. Ah yes, the undying question about what kind of legacy we want to leave behind! The title of this book evokes feelings of magic and love, plenty of wine, and perhaps the notion that friendship can be the paving toward true love.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Sounds fantastic! I hope you enjoy and thanks for sharing the preview xo

    www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  9. I love the sound of this book - your preview posts are my fave!

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  10. This sounds like a great read, really looking forward to the full review!

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  11. This sounds like it's going to be a really delightful read! I'll have to keep my eyes open for it - thanks for sharing!

    Lindsey | https://aramblingreviewer.com/

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