The Vineyard: A Novel
In The Vineyard, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky (Lake News, Coast Road, Three Wishes) has written her most complex and emotionally rewarding novel: a story of two women, a generation apart, each of whose dream becomes bound with the other's.
To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who prizes appearances. She is exquisitely mannered, socially adept, a
"To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who prizes appearances: exquisitely mannered, a supportive wife, and head of a successful wine-producing enterprise. So when she announces plans to marry a vineyard employee mere months after the death of her husband of fifty-eight years, her son and daughter are stunned. Faced with their disapproval, Natalie decides to write a memoir.
Olivia Jones is a dre...more
My favourite quotes:
1.You wanted to be part of a family. Well, this is what a family is about. It`s about crossed wires and lack of communication. It`s about making accomodation for things you would NEVER allow in a friend. With a friend, you just say goodbye and that`s it. With family, you`re stuck.
2. Entitled. That is a dangerous word. People aren`t entitled to things. They have to earn them....more
I loved the setting of the Rhode Island vineyard of Asquonset. The descriptions of the Great House had me wishing I could really go there.
Olivia is a photo restorer who needs to find a new job. Her boss has decided to retire an...more
In the past, I love...more
Lots of family dynamics, a dyslexic kid, a widow, a single mom and the widowers who love the two women.
I liked it enough to breeze through it a second time.
The book gives insights into the struggles of wine growing crops and insight into a child's dyslexia's issues.