The Vineyard at Painted Moon - Susan Mallery

The Vineyard at Painted Moon

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 190 Ratings

Description

"In true Susan Mallery fashion, strong female characters, friendship, and family are at the center of THE VINEYARD AT PAINTED MOON. You're sure to laugh and cry along the journey and delight in the happy ending."—Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Virgin River

“The Vineyard at Painted Moon feels like a story about courage—about making hard choices so that you can live an authentic life.”—Katherine Center, New York Times bestselling author of What You Wish For

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.

Reviews

  • Winner!

    5
    By chell u
    Another great read by Susan Mallery! This book has many twists and turns, which keeps you turning the page. There is friendship, love, strength, courage and empowering strong women. I laughed and cried, which is a win-win... A winner of a book!
  • Not my favorite

    1
    By ReadingMomma4
    It’s was something to read and occupy a few hours of my time I guess. But I feel I over paid for this book by $10 at least.
  • The Vineyard at Painted Moon

    5
    By MaryFowler
    In The Vineyard at Painted Moon Susan Mallery covers many emotions and relationships. Mackenzie thinks she has everything she wants with family and work,discovers some people are not who she thought they were. When she loses everything she has, discovers dreams do come true.
  • I highly recommend

    4
    By Rybecbensmom
    What happens when your whole life, your home, your career, your identity, is tied up in one person and his family and he decides it is time to set you free. Susan Mallery’s The Vineyard at Painted Moon is a story of just this scenario happening to one woman and how she navigates her new norm. This is a very good book that pulls at your heartstrings and gives you characters that you love and characters that you will dislike (one, for me) the dislike sneaks up on you and turns your initial impressions totally upside down). Besides the story you get a little insight into the winemaking industry. I highly recommend The Vineyard at Painted Moon
  • Family

    5
    By Sunny St. Louis
    Captivating story of family’s love.
  • Loyalty versus growth

    4
    By Cheryl33610
    As a whole, women’s fiction is not something I gravitate to, unless it’s written by an author I know will do it justice. Susan Mallery holds the number one stop on that list, and this book helps to showcase why. Family is always a delicate subject, especially those you are born or marry into, and Mackenzie learns that harsh truth when her marriage ends and the position she’s held in the family vineyard turns out to be just a job, in matriarch Barbara’s eyes. While her character added a bit of fire and someone to dislike, as times she came close to being a characature. That’s one person you wouldn’t mind losing in a divorce! Mackenzie’s relationship with her sisters-in-law showed that blood is not thicker than water to any of them, and family is who you chose to love. That was the highlight of the book for me by a long shot. There were points where the story dragged a bit for me, but again, I think that’s part of the nature of women’s fiction. But as always, I highly recommend Ms. Mallery’s attention to detail, character development and storyline. This will be a book I loan to quite a few friends and relatives.
  • Captivating

    4
    By Abbyy22
    A captivating story filled with love, heartache, and the inner workings of familial relationships.
  • Susan Mallory The Vine

    1
    By yviybyiu
    Very disappointed poor character development shallow unlikely plot - overall not worth the time.
  • Fantastic story

    5
    By penny42058
    Even though I’ve purchased many of Susan Mallery’s books, this is the first book I’ve read of hers. I have a lot of catching up to do because I absolutely loved Mackenzie’s story. If anyone is debating reading this book, STOP! Grab this book and you’ll see why I fell in love with these wonderful characters. Sure, there’s a witch to really despise, but for the most part, you will be happily flipping the pages to see what happens next. As soon as times permits, I’ll definitely be reading more books from this author. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and Harlequin and this is my voluntary and honest review.
  • Excellent. Add to your TBR list.

    5
    By ledoss
    What happens when your 16 year marriage ends and your world changes. An excellent story about change, heartbreak, romance and coming home. This is an excellent read, with a little insight into the world of wine making (which I know nothing about other than drinking). Enjoy this one. Add to your TBR list.