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I loved every line of this book and could affirm with all my heart why author Susan Mallery is one of the most atelnted authors. The way she drew out all my emotions was brilliant. I felt so alive.

MacKenzie’s marriage was over; Rhys wanted a divorce. But the problem was she would get no part of the family vineyard, the place she worked for 16 years. The mother-in-law Barbara had made her sign a post-nuptial contract.

This was MacKenzie’s journey from the shocks and disappointments followed by a new path opening for her. I loved how the author etched her character. I couldn’t help respect her more as the pages went by.

The mother-in-law on the other hand was painted by a tarred brush who soon lost nearly everything over her stubbornness. I loved the dialogues of their confrontation. It was awesome to see MacKenzie growing strong with each barb.

MacKenzie found her new hope, new love, a new Vineyard at Painted Moon. The book was a story of strength, on how to rise after seeing the abyss and find oneself. The emotions were genuine and held me together with its warm vibes. I cheered when MacKenzie found her HEA with many shocks and few loving surprises.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


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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.


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I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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5 Responses

  1. Divorce is really the stuff tragedy is made of.
    By the way, have you ever thought about it, Shalini? Why did Shakespeare move his story of Romeo and Juliet to Italy? Didn’t he see Britain as suitable for a love story? Lol
    Wish you and your family a happy and blessed Easter! Michael

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