Feb 16, 2021

The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery Review

The Vineyard at Painted Moon
By Susan Mallery
Release Date: February 9th, 2021
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

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 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.

*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

The Vineyard at Painted Moon is a beautiful tale about finding happiness again, despite the odds, even with the most absurd ex-mother-in-law in the world.

When you start The Vineyard at Painted Moon, you meet Mackenzie Dienes, and she thinks she has it all, a husband and creating wine and the vineyard that she loves. But not everything is as it seems, Mackenzie and her husband of 16 years are basically roommates, and after what should have been a passionate reunion after so long, was just a sad goodbye. 

So now Mackenzie has decided for the first time in her life, that she is going to be single and finally getting a vineyard of her own, well with a partner. But nothing is ever that simple, with her crazy ex-mother-in-law Barbara trying and failing to destroy her and take away everything she has, only to karma to rear her head. So we follow along with Mackenzie, starting a new life and love at Painted Moon.

The Vineyard at Painted Moon is a beautiful, yet heartbreaking story, that you cannot help but fall in love with and read again and again.

I give The Vineyard at Painted Moon 5 stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Beloved by millions of readers worldwide, her books have been translated into 28 languages.
Susan lives in Washington state with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur.

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