THE VINEYARD

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Barbara Delinsky continues to be a powerhouse figure in the mainstream fiction market. Her brand of storytelling proves to be a winner, time after time. A former hardcover Top Pick.

For Olivia Jones, her summer position as personal assistant to vineyard owner Natalie Seebring is a dream come true. But Olivia discovers she has landed in the middle of an emotional hurricane. Six months ago, Natalie Seebring lost her husband of 58 years. Her children are horrified that Natalie is now planning on marrying Carl Burke, their retired vineyard manager.

After Carl, his son Simon took over as manager. Following the tragic deaths of his wife, daughter and mother, Simon has thrown himself in the vineyard to the exclusion of all else. The arrival of Olivia and her daughter, Tess, stikes the first chink in his protective armor. Unfortunately, the truth about the past is proving to be a very difficult pill for the Seebring family to swallow.

Barbara Delinsky continues to be a powerhouse figure in the mainstream fiction market. Her brand of storytelling proves to be a winner, time after time. A former hardcover Top Pick. (Aug., 512 pp., $7.99—Hardcover published June 2000)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith