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Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The follow-up to Raintree's sparkling debut Perfectly Undone, MIDNIGHT AT THE WANDERING VINEYARD brilliantly meshes the provocative relationship fiction of Jennifer Weiner with the nuanced family dynamics of Karen White in this story of a young woman who reconnects with her estranged best friend to complete their teenage bucket list, but the man who came between them years ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Graydon House
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    Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: fiction, arc
    Mallory hasn’t been back to visit her hometown in ten years. She left California on the heels of two major setbacks: first, a break up with her then quasi-boyfriend, Sam; and second (and more devastating) a massive fight with her lifelong best friend, Kelly. Unable to deal with the emotional fallout, she left for school and never looked back. Now she’s a successful marketing exec in New York, adored by her boss and about to be promoted. She’s successful. And happy. Well, mostly.

    Unfortunately, he
    Amy Lynn
    Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
    Mallory is returning home to the vineyard after many years away. Having been thru so much in her time away she is now faced with her past, memories and old familiar faces she once had tried to push from her memory. Kelly her longtime friend have not spoken in years. Slowly they begin to grow closer again and decide to embark on completing their bucket list they created as youngsters.

    A lighthearted quick read. Friendships and family and of course lots of wine!
    Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
    Friends and lovers, then and now. Mallory and Kelly have been best friends, almost inseparable, since elementary school. During the last summer before going off to university, Mallory fell head over heels for Sam, six years older and working for her father. And that same summer, maybe because of Sam, the girls’ relationship fell apart. Now, 10 years later, Mallory returns home. Kelly is still there. Sam is back. What will happen to their relationships? Somewhat predictable, a tad slow, not much ...more
    Christine Moore
    Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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    Mallory and Kelly have been best friends since elementary school. They are more like sisters than best friends. In the summer before they leave for college they make a summer bucket list. As they were doing all their fun things, Sam came to town. Mallory spent a lot of time with Sam almost forgetting their bucket list. Mallory and Kelly have a huge fight and Mallory goes off to college without Kelly. 10 years later, Mallory comes back to town to try and fix her relationship with Kelly. Her famil ...more
    Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Ten years ago, Mallory lost her best friend and first love. On the eve of a big work promotion, Mallory decides to head home to try to make amends with her former best friend Kelly.

    At 18, Mallory and Kelly were like sisters. They were inseparable until Sam came along.
    The girls had been planning to spend their last summer at home living out their bucket list. But when Mallory’s parents hired Sam to work at the vineyard, everything changed. There was nothing Mallory wanted more than to spend time
    Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Another Goodreads giveaway win, which I really enjoyed. The characters were well written, and the story flowed very naturally - moving back and forth between their teens and their adult lives to explain the difficult relations between women who were once the best of friends, and what became of their dreams. The ending was a surprise, and not at all what I expected, but, was very satisfying, nonetheless. Hopefully, a sharp eyed editor will catch the numerous grammatical and spelling errors before ...more
    Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
    Midnight At The Wandering Vineyard was a bit of an up and down read for me.
    I appreciated the story but found it a bit predictable and complicated as I moved forward into the narrative further as the main character became borderline frustrating too me.
    I feel the characters were written well, the scenery was definitely a plus, and the handling of the mental illness aspect was depicted sensitively......however I just couldn't connect or engage in the way I wanted to or the way I felt I should have
    Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This is a novel about two best friends, Mallory and Kelly, who, the summer before they are supposed to go to college, fall apart after Mallory gets her first taste of love. Mallory goes to college and Kelly remains at home with Mallory not returning until 10 years later. Set in the wine country of Southern California, the novel switches between past and present. It was quite an enjoyable, not too heavy read. I won an advanced reading copy of this book from the publisher as part of the Goodreads ...more
    Gina Salamon
    Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard is a true emotional ride from the edge of childhood to the cusp of discovery. And evidence that a gem has entered the writing world; an author whose words readers will savor for years to come.
    Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
    When a teen and everything is going so great, never dream problems lies ahead. The 2 girls together all the time. But problems and they split up. Now ten years later meet up again. Is there anyway to get back to the close friendship they had? Both wants to try.

    Had won a copy of this.
    Laurie Erickson
    Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I really enjoyed this book. The relationships between the characters were very engaging. There were some twists that I didn’t expect that just added to the enjoyment!! I was sorry to get to the end.
    Sheila Penwell
    Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Wow this book was GREAT. I couldn't stop reading as I had to find out how it ended. It was very emotional. The friendship between Mallory and Kelly was emotional. THIS. The family, friend and romance was emotional. THIS IS A MUST READ.
    Christi Massey
    WONDERFUL read!! I'm left longing for more story at the end, though! Totally enjoyed this book and highly recommend!!
    Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
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    ARC received through Goodreads Giveaways, from Graydon House. Thank you to Goodreads and Graydon House.

    Mallory is returning home to her family's vineyard after tragedy strikes her. She needs a way to heal, recuperate and move on with her life. Once she arrives, she reconnects with a childhood best friend, Kelly, whom she has not spoken with in years. The cause of that separation was a boy they both liked when they were teens, Sam. In an effort to rebuild, Mallory and Kelly decide to complete th
    Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Received this book free from Goodreads, I just finished this book and I have to tell you this is an amazing book, I really enjoyed the story and I could relate, love reading a good drama, so much excitement, heartbreak, lost love. great book
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    Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Midnight at the Wandering Vineyard is a beautiful story of first love, friendship and finding yourself. Readers will become engrossed in Jamie Raintree's writing.
    Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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    I was super excited to get a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin, and the author, Jamie Raintree for this advanced copy.

    I don’t usually read romance novels, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this one. Wow, I was thoroughly entertained until the last page and I loved the ending. This is a great story about a young woman, Mallory with so much potential and opportunity she just doesn’t know which direction to take. She we
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    Jamie Raintree is voracious student of life, which is why she became a writer, where she could put all that acquired information to good use. She is a mother of two, a wife, a businesswoman, a nature-lover, and a wannabe yogi. She also teaches writers about business and productivity. Since the setting is always an important part of her books, she is happy to call the Rocky Mountains of Northern Co ...more
    “The truth is, I don't know how to talk to Sam. When he first arrived here, I was too starstruck to relax around him, and as the summer went on, I censored myself more than I would like to admit, always trying to say the right thing to get him to notice me, avoiding anything that would make him shut down.” 0 likes
    “Take what people give you and let that be enough. Because people usually give all they're capable of giving, the way they're capable of giving it, and expecting more than that is just setting the relationship up to fail.” 0 likes
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