Friday, February 12, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - February 12th

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader

I'm about to start reading this one.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

"Not that what you're wearing isn't great, but the party starts in an hour."

Mackenzie Dienes looked up from the grapevine she'd been studying, her mind still on the tight clusters of small, hard grapes that would, come late September, be ripe and sweet and ready for harvest.  Between now and then, she would monitor their progress, willing them to greatness and protecting them from danger, be it mold, weather or hungry deer.

From 56% on my Kindle...

"You're putting a lot of pressure on one little job."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Step into the vineyard with Susan Mallery’s most irresistible novel yet, as one woman searches 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.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. It seems like the character is about to be in for some self discovery. This looks like a great story. Enjoy your current read!

  2. A winery setting sounds lovely. But losing everything?

  3. I have had my eye on this one. I love books about vineyards...and wine. LOL.

    Here's mine: “AN ORDINARY LIFE”

  4. She writes sweet reads!! Hope you love this one! Happy Valentine's weekend!

  5. Great choice. One little job> I wonder how little it is :) Here's my post for today.

  6. This sounds like such a great read--one you can really escape into. I haven't read anything by Mallery before, but I hope to. I hope you are enjoying this one, Yvonne! Have a great weekend.

  7. That looks good. We grow grapes. :)

  8. I really like the title. I don't think I've read a book that is set in a vineyard. I need to change that.

  9. A nice sunny landscape is very attractive at this point in crazy cold and white winter, lol.


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