Late Summer in the Vineyard
Escape to the South of France with A VINE ROMANCE - the irresistible new romantic novel from Jo Thomas, award-winning author of ebook runaway bestseller THE OYSTER CATCHER and THE OLIVE BRANCH.
For Emmy Bridges, life hasn't exactly gone to plan. She is working in a dead end job, earning almost nothing and to top it all - she is thirty-two and still lives with her Dad. But...more
Emmy, an English woman in her mid-thirties who devoted her life to helping her Dad (since her Mom’s death), will ultimately find the man of her life, her soulmate. But, first and foremost, she’ll start a new life; she’ll fall in love with France, winery, wine-making… and a frail old French woman (the owner of ‘Clos Beaum ...more
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas (you can read my review here https://lindasbookbag.com/2015/07/16/...) I wondered whether this latest book would match such an enjoyable reading experience but she has done it again. Late Summer in the ...more
I didn't like it— from the prologue the main character seemed annoying, and then a man appeared in her bed when she was showering and she just is like, 'well, guess i'll need a new room and never mind the invasion of my privacy or anything'.
My heart went out to Emmy at some points in this book but she did make em chuckle a few times. I felt like I was there with her feeling the warmth on my skin and the taste of th ...more
I have spent a memorable half day, transported to Bordeaux, and been taught all about the wine making process, from Emmy who needs to learn to follow her instincts.
Emmy is a wonderful main character, she makes a brave if not stupid decision as early ...more
Just like other Jo Thomas books the details and in-depth knowledge she describes really made me feel.I was in the vineyard with Emmy.
The book picked up really slow and I was so sure th ...more
Emmy’s life is stale and stagnated. Somewhere along the way she’s wound up in a dead end job that she’s too nice for, taking care of a father who has given up on life, struggling to pay the mortgage on a house that isn’t her own. Everything is becoming too much for her when an unexpected oppo ...more
I've falling in love with this book. Beautifully written, superb characters, a gorgeous setting, and friends found.
Emmy and Isaac are fantastic main characters, with chemistry that is an instant hit. All other characters are wonderful additions, all adding a something special to the book.
A must read for wine lovers. It's perfect for settling down with on a late summers evening with a glass - or 2 - of wine.
When the bailiffs come knocking on the door, Emmy knows that she has to up her game to try and save the family home which has gathered arrears on the mortgage. She talks herself onto a training programme in France for a wine merchant, whi ...more
Emmy, a mid-30s Englishwoman, is sent to Bordeaux to assist with sales for Featherstone's, a new client. Having spent much of her adulthood taking care of her widowed father, she relishes the change in scenery and the opportunity to learn a new (and romantic) business. Though she hits some snags, both in her professional education and her budding personal relationships,
I did appreciate that the story centered on Emmy, and no ...more
The book picked up really slow and I was so sure that I won't like the book as much as I wanted to. But suddenly the book got so interes ...more
Emmy, in her last chance with her job as a call centre operative, is sent to France as part of a team to learn about a new contract. The 3 people she goes with are all from different teams within the company. Emmy knows nothin ...more
Whilst reading this story, I certainly wasn't expecting to learn all the ins and outs of making wine, so that was an interesting bonus.
Jo Thomas was a new author for me, but I've thoroughly loved reading this and so I will definitely be looking to read the rest of her books and looking forward to re ...more
I received the kindle edition of the book from Amazon in a goodreads giveaway.
Never having read anything by this author before, I didn't know what to expect. However I was pleasantly surprised to discover a great summer read that was well written, fun, quick paced with endearing characters and a terrific setting in the south of France. Throw in learning about wine making and a little romance and you have a very entertaining novel.
I don't want to give away anything and the plot is described on the back cover so all I will say is that the book is a well crafted story and a great read.