Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “the Vineyard at Painted Moon” by Susan Mallery, Feb., 2021
Susan Mallery, the author of “The Vineyard at Painted Moon” has written a poignant, captivating and heartfelt novel. The Genres for this novel are Domestic Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and fiction. The timeline for this story takes place in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated, flawed and dysfunctional. In this story, the theme revolves around family, friends, love, personal growth, and wine. This is a thought-provoking story that describes the importance of wine and land, betrayal and trust.
Mackenzie, one of the protagonists in this novel seems to have a magical palate when it comes to tasting wine. She has a knack of choosing winning combinations for her wine selections. It is an asset, and makes what she does so special. Her career with her husband’s family vineyard seems perfect. That is until, both she and her husband decide to divorce. Mackenzie feels she has no family, except her mother-in-law and sister in laws. Now, the divorce with her husband might just turn her life upside down.
It is Mackenzie’s choice to stay or leave and make a new life for herself. This is a story that tugs at the heartstrings. I highly recommend this thought-provoking novel.