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Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2015
I enjoyed this book, as an easy vacation read. The story was heartfelt and some of the writing was very good. As a wine lover, I really enjoyed the wine making information. With that said, the plot was really lacking for me. It was very obvious that the element keeping the couple apart was a non issue, and felt untrue to the main character that she never questioned her own assumption. Once the couple finally did get together, it felt like the author didn't know what to do with them. The story was extremely rushed at that point, unlike the rest of the book. The author also inserted a (predictable) plot twist to bring the couple apart again. It felt very contrived, and the male character reacted in a way that felt untrue to his character and mildly disturbing. This was never explained or even apologized for, which spoiled the love story for me. So overall, I think this author has good potential but the ending of this story was unsatisfying and not well thought out.