Welcome to the 3rd day of the THE VINE WITCH Fantastic Flying Book Club Blog Tour! Thank you for stopping by and supporting this tour and author’s latest novel!
The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
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Release Date: October 1st 2019
Genre (s): Fantasy
Review Format: ARC
Series: Vine Witch #1
“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.
I LOVED THIS STORY!!
So I have generally come to a new-found love and respect for the Fantasy genre and books like these continue to make me realize why this genre is becoming a fast favorite!
I love novels that contain some sort of witchery and magic, as I find these tropes really allow my mind to visualize such a fun and creative world. I also find my imagination being at its most creative peak where everything in existence falls away and reality comes second to endless possibilities.
The interwoven beauty of fantasy, suspense of what will happen, and romance was a creation intricately designed by SMITH. This author’s language of writing was so beautiful and I found myself hanging on every word.
I also really enjoyed the aspect of the “vines” and how they related to a witches craft, giving this novel a unique texture that I have never read before in a fantasy novel.
I am so excited about SMITH’s writing, and I am eager to devour her next masterpiece produced at the hands of a master storyteller!
Oh yea…and then you realize that it is a series-
>> Dream Cast
Nina Dobrev as Elena Boureanu
Richard Madden as Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/es/Vine-Witch-Luanne-G-Smith/9781542008389?ref=grid-view&qid=1567272333336&sr=1-1
Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Vine_Witch.html?id=VBS9vwEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
PRIZE: Win a copy of The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith (US Only)
Starts: October 1st 2019
Ends: October 15th 2019
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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