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The Vine Witch

by Luanne G. Smith
Publisher: 47North
Release Date: October 1st 2019

Genre: Fantasy

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A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century France.
For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.
Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.


This book was received as an early ARC from the publisher and Author, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own .

Sorcière Elena Boureanu, is Château Renard’s Vine Witch. She was brought to live as as an apprentice to Monsieur and Madame Gardin. Elena, disciple of the All Knowing and daughter of the Chanceaux Valley. Her spell-work and careful nurturing helped created the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley.

Weak after finally breaking free of the bonds of a curse that has kept her confined to the shallows of a marshland as toad. Elena emerges after seven long winters with her magic weakened but her memory intact. She is bent on seeking vengeance to the one who betrayed her and used a transformed curse on her.

Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel is a lawyer by trade, has purchased the vineyard Château Renard from Mademoiselle Gardin {Grand-Mere}. Allowing to Grand-Mere to continue to reside in her ancestral Chateau. Jean-Paul naively favors science and methodology over superstition. In his heart of hearts he still want to creat a great wine.

Elena’s beloved vineyard, Château Renard has been sold off, And the vineyard is in a tragic state and has rapidly declined in her absence. She needs time to recover her strength to breathe new life into grape vines and revive the vineyard to what it once was. All the while excepting the fact that someone else now owns the place her life has been rooted to for so long.

“She is apart of the vineyard as the vines themselves.”

Luanne G. Smith debut novel., THE VINE WITCH, is beautifully developed. The story line has the perfect blend of suspense and romance. Mixed together with the right amount of spellbinding magic that makes for an incredible read. The authors descriptive writing creates beautiful imagery that is perfectly paced, and a plot that was thought-provoking, that is richly detailed and unique. An engaging book set in early 20th century France. With well developed characters that I felt connected to and absolutely feel in love with. The story held my attention fully all the way through with just enough romance to a create a tension filled slow burn.

I enjoyed the creative elements of dark blood magic and herb lore that made for a stunning witchy read. Luanne, describes scenes with such lush imagery that you are able to fully immerse yourself into the world she has created. The novels premise and the writing definitely intrigued me and kept me entertained.

From start to finish this book delivered the perfect amount of mystery and mystical realism that I can’t say enough about.

A captivating book, and by far has been one of my favorite reads this year.

So, pour yourself the perfect glass of your favorite wine and grab this book now that it’s available

☆❥¸.•*´¨☆❥¸.•*´¨❥☆🍷☆ ❥¸.•*´¨☆❥¸.•*´¨❥☆

#magical, magical realism, #witchy #Fiction #spellbing #5star #fantasy

Luanne G. Smith is the author of THE VINE WITCH, a fantasy novel about witches, wine, and revenge set in early 20th century France, and the forthcoming second book in the series, THE GLAMOURIST. She’s lucky enough to live in Colorado at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, where she enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, a glass of wine at the end of the day, and finding the magic in everyday life.

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