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The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox
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Sep 25, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: fiction-genre-ish
Recommended for: readers of fantasy
Read in September, 2008 , read count: once was enough

Spoilers, I guess: This is a very silly book about an angel who meets a completely uninteresting French vintner in the early nineteenth century and they fall in love. I never understand anyone's relationships, but this took the cake. Also, there are a lot of characters who are not more than names -- the author tries to hang a story on this silly premise by fleshing things out with the vintner's ever-increasing family, but, who cares? There aren't enough details to make it a historical fiction. It's a prosaic story aside from the fabulous idea that an angel would visit a man once a year for his whole life.

However, she writes well, and some of the imaginative details are very cute, so if you like fantasy, give it a try.

The ending didn't add much of anything for me, the revelation of the angel's "identity," and the implication that sex is a fallen occupation. *Yawn*
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