I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed right now—in a good way. A very good way. I was a little worried about how readers would feel about The Vineyard at Painted Moon because I went in some unexpected directions with this book. I wasn’t sure how you’d react to the twists. But once again, I have been just so honored that you trust me to take you on an emotional journey, knowing I’ll bring you to an ending that will leave you feeling like the world is a better place. Here are just a few direct quotes from readers:
“This is Susan Mallery's best work yet. . . I read it twice, back to back. Just couldn't leave the characters behind.” – Elaine F.
“Finished it last night...loved it and loved the uplifting ending!” – Janet S.
“I enjoyed it so much that I read it again. Twice in the same week!” – Linda Z.
I’m happy to announce that The Vineyard at Painted Moon has debuted on several bestsellers lists—USA Today, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Publishers Weekly. And already over 400 five-star reviews on Goodreads! I’m so grateful for your enthusiasm for the stories I tell. Thank you.
Step into the vineyard with Susan Mallery’s most irresistible novel yet, as three women search for the perfect blend of love, family and wine.
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.
JOIN MY BOOK CLUB
I love connecting with my readers in personal and meaningful ways. To that end, I will be hosting a free virtual book club discussion about The Vineyard at Painted Moon on Saturday, March 13 at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST. The book club will be hosted via Zoom, so you can join by computer, tablet, or phone (including land lines). This interactive discussion is intended for people who have finished reading The Vineyard at Painted Moon, so it will contain spoilers. That gives you just over a month to read the book.
I hope you’ll join me. I’ll share some insights into my writing process and what I was thinking and feeling as I created these characters and messed with their lives. I’ll also answer your questions, so as you’re reading, if you think of something you want to ask me, jot down a note.
DETAILS/SIGN UP FOR A REMINDER: https://paintedmoonwinery.susanmallery.com/book-club-signup.html
I look forward to talking with you! And I hope you’ll love reading The Vineyard at Painted Moon as much as I loved writing it.