If you haven’t read my new book, Seasons of the Vineyard, set on, of course, a vineyard, why not pick up a copy for yourself in the Parts Department, pour a glass of wine, and enjoy. Here’s a review that will hopefully spark your interest.
Genre: Romance Adventure
Title: Seasons of the Vineyard
Author: Catherine MacDonald
The truth will set you free!
“Seasons of the Vineyard” is about how Francesca Bernard has to learn the long and hard way about the truth setting her free. She is haunted by her past mistakes but she is unwilling to confront them. She is unwilling to right the wrongs she has committed. She does not want to admit the truth about herself and you have to read this book to find out why.
Francesca’s life is in a mess. She has run away from her past life in her parent’s vineyard, but her past is now catching up on her. Her organic restaurant business has become a pain. Her teenage son is into drugs. She blames her ex-husband for his absence from her son’s life. After her divorce, all her ex boyfriends have failed to satisfy her. Her best friend has just died and it hurts her to hear about it on the news. Worst, she has just received a call that her father is losing his mind and the family vineyard business is failing badly. Her mother has died in her absence from home. Reluctantly she has to admit she has to go home. The call to return home is made by none other than her ex lover whom she has been trying to run away from, in the first place.
Francesca thought she has run away from the rumor circulating in the vineyards that her son is not her husband’s. She knew the rumor is true. Why then, did she choose to marry her husband and not marry her son’s biological dad, Enrico. She knows Enrico loves her but she refuses and continues to refuse to allow herself to return his love. You have to read the book to find out why.
The author, Catherine, cleverly shows, through Francesca, that you cannot run away from yourself. She shows that when Francesca finally faces the truth about herself, the truth does indeed set her free.
This is a satisfying book. You can’t help but get involved in Francesca’s life, feel her pains, cheer her on and feel relief when she finally comes to term with herself. I especially like the ending, it is so tender. However, you have to read the book from the beginning to enjoy the ending where every layer of bitterness, complexity and denial has been removed under the author’s skillful writing. I highly recommend this book. It will satisfy.
By Yuke Man, Reviewer, Allbooks Review International. www.allbooksreviewint.com