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Summary

Ava's marriage has been a lie. 

For the past five years her husband Mark has been squandering their money on gambling and dodgy deals that have amounted to nothing. Mark has left Ava and their daughter, Sophia, to fend for themselves with a mountain of debt and not as much as an explanation as to where he's gone or when he'll be back. 

Just when Ava couldn't feel any lower, she receives the news that her grandfather has passed away. She is devastated as they were once very close. When Ava was a child, she used to spend her summers picking grapes on her grandfather's vineyard in Provence, before a rift between his daughters tore the family apart. 

They hadn't seen each other for years, which is why Ava is shocked to learn her grandfather has left money to her sister, Olivia, but his entire vineyard, Chateau Montrose, to her. 

What does Ava know about making wine?

©2019 Ruth Kelly (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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A Bazzin' Listen!

Fab, fab, FABULOUS listen! Pure check-out but, hey, who cares? I am an old Franglophile and love a good soppy read.

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Lovely romance, learning a bit about wine too

A great light story set around wine making. just the right amount of everything. great holiday read.

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i enjoyed this so much better than expected

I bought this as I am busy working at the same time so as I am a bit of a Francophile and i wanted something easy listening!
Sometimes when i do this the stories are a bit fluffy so I end up either returning or wading through! #
This was a very pleasant surprise! It was well researched...informative...super narration and a lovely light-hearted story.

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great

really lovely book a nice read, I would recommend it to anyone I felt like I was drinking the wine with them

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Very Enjoyable!

An escape to a beautiful place. Very well told and dramatised. Superb. Loved the accents.

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perfect romance for Valentine's

provenance, wine, handsome hero, a bit of history. I am left wanting to drink the wine and enjoy a romantic evening or two out in the town.

I always enjoy Karen Cass as a narrator, she has a relaxed natural voice which one can listen to.

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A vintage read

loved this book with its twists and turns. The main character slowly evolving and growing. some characters were a bit annoying but I think they were meant to be. A good read.

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  • 05-07-20

Loved the story

I loved this story, felt I was living the characters and got to understand Ava and the challenges and triumphs she faced and know the other characters well. This was the first audiobook I listened to as have struggled with listening to someone else tell the story.
The narration was well done as ‘Ava’ but felt would have been better for the other characters to have their own voice if male or female vs the narrator trying to do an impression of the relevant voice.

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  • Jan
  • 23-11-19

The Little Vineyard in Provence

The Little Vineyard in Provence. I bought this book based on the one review on Audible. I have tried several times to read this book but so tired of hearing how weak this woman is. The main character finds her husband has been borrowing money over and over until eventually they lose their home. The wife ends up sleeping on her friends couch. The husband moves in with a young woman he works with. Their grown daughter blames the mother who does not tell the daughter the truth. The wife inherits a winery in Provence and immediately goes to tell the husband until her friend warns her to keep it quiet. However she sends him texts telling him she needs him. I doubt many women would be this pathetic. I have stopped at this point hopefully it can only get better from this point. I will probably try to read the remainder. But very disappointed.

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  • michael potts
  • 01-08-19

What a fantastic book

I loved this book from start to finish. Such an uplifting story, It is such an inspirational story about how one woman changes her life and finds love in the most unexpected place. It is a gripping story that I could not stop listening too, very well read!