A Vineyard for Two (The Winemakers Trilogy, #1)

A Vineyard for Two (The Winemakers Trilogy, #1)

by Laura Bradbury

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Up-and-coming winemaker Cerise Desloires believes in soul mates. Trouble is, she's sure she's already found—and lost—hers. Now the young widow has inherited half the vineyard she considers her own, and she's got one chance to produce a vintage that could make or break her career. But when the flashy, impetuous Clovis de Valois is revealed as heir to the other half, her dreams of independence are dashed into chaos.

Cerise and Clovis seem to be opposites in every way that matters. Can their passion for winemaking—and secretly each other—unite them beyond their differences? Or will their clash ruin the vineyard, and the hearts, they're both desperate to save?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156593194
Publisher: Laura Bradbury
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Series: The Winemakers Trilogy
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 233,101
File size: 1 MB

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A Vineyard for Two (The Winemakers Trilogy, #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
7904030 3 days ago
I have greatly enjoyed the Grape series by Laura Bradbury so was very eager to read this first book in the winemaker’s trilogy. As I am a huge fan of anything to do with France, I loved being immersed in the countryside of Burgundy and learning about the intricacies of the winemaking world. Laura’s skill in writing allows the reader to vicariously experience the sights and sounds of France and all of its pleasures. Add in a love story with some twists and turns, and, voila, a fun and enjoyable story which is already making me look forward to reading the second book. My only criticism of this book was at the beginning, when I had trouble understanding and empathizing with Cerise’s intense dislike/disdain of Clovis. There was not enough context given to help me understand the intensity of her feelings. However, as the story and their relationship developed, this was no longer an issue. I liked how their relationship evolved and am curious to see what develops for them in the next two books. I hope I don’t have to wait too long!!
JulieHaigh1 9 days ago
A sweet and satisfying read. I just love her memoirs, and this first fiction offering from Laura Bradbury looked like a winner too, even from the very first chapters. I was straight in, it caught my interest right from the first page. I’m looking forward to reading more in the series, although this is a complete book in itself, you're not left with a cliff-hanger at the close of the book. A satisfying ending-yet you’re wanting more in the series. I loved the cover, beautiful presentation overall-how it's set out-the little pictures of grapes etc. This is family saga/romance set in a beautiful backdrop of French countryside vineyards. It’s set in Beaune, in Eastern France. Cerise has lost her husband. She has two young sons. She thinks she never again wants another partner, or to be romantically involved. But will she be able to resist and keep to this? A delight, a sweet tale. But with more depth and drama too, unexpected events, plenty of atmosphere. Laura weaves the tales expertly, teasing the reader with will they/won't they/ they're on/ they're off/ unexpected twists and turns/interruptions-so beautifully timed. As with her memoirs, there are such yummy description of the wines and foods. A lovely read and a great start to a new series. Looking forward to the next.
ColoradoGirl71 11 days ago
4 bien sur stars I so enjoy discovering a new author, and Laura Bradbury fits the bill. I’ve seen some books in her “Grape” series, but I haven’t read anything until I had a chance to read an early copy of her first fiction book – “Vineyard for Two.” I took French in college and it was so fun to read this book with some French phrases sprinkled throughout, it really made for an authentic read. I felt transported to the grapevines of Burgundy to learn more about the wine making process. The main character is Cerise, who has made quite a name for herself after her husband died in a tragic accident. She’s raising her two sons and mentored by a man who feels like family. Unfortunately, her mentor, Maxime, dies as well leaving her future up in the air. I don’t want to give too many plot points away, so I'll stop there. The book is filled with a sweet romance and behind-the-scenes of winemaking on domaines in the French countryside. Cerise strives to keep her independence at her wine estate in a male-dominated world. Can she be happy too? This was a fun engaging read and I will definitely read other books by Laura Bradbury – and maybe seek out some Burgundian wine! Thank you to Laura Bradbury for an early copy of the book to read in return for a fair review.
Anonymous 13 days ago
The book A Vineyard for Two by Laura Bradbuty I really enjoyed reding this book; it takes place in the vineyards in France and give a dexcription of Cerise and Clovis, two people, who are thrown together as partners of a vineyard. The ups and downs of their love and quite interesting to follow and the ending, as usual, a surprise. I know you will enjoy this book as I have.
KarenWatson-Sooy 13 days ago
I really enjoyed this book! I have read Ms. Bradbury’s Grape series, and as before, felt transported to that familiar Burgundy region of France. Once again, I could taste the deliciously described food and wine, feel the heat of the summer sun, smell the earth of the vineyards, and see all the beauty as described in each of her books. Although a new and different book, as well as fictional characters, I couldn’t help but hope, or almost expect to meet one or two of the beloved friends or family members from the previous books at any point in A Vinyard for Two! I enjoyed the new characters in this book and how they overcome the obstacles of trying/fighting to merge two lives together. Clovis wants a family so desperately and Cerise desperately wants to keep her independence. I enjoyed the twists and turns of their relationship and the tension of attraction between the two. Both learn lessons in letting go of their most important hopes and dreams, and what sacrificial love is. There are a few surprises toward the end, and so much more to this book but I don’t want to give spoilers. I was only sorry that the book ended and wished it would have gone on a bit longer. Looking forward to the next one!! ❤️❤️
Anonymous 13 days ago
Memoirist Laura Bradbury’s voice translates perfectly to fiction in her charming new novel “A Vineyard for Two.” I picked it up because I have enjoyed Laura’s other books so much, and her newest book does not disappoint! Her characters are engaging, her dialogue feels very true to life, and her descriptions of vineyard life transport you to beautiful Burgundy. Definitely worth a read!
Aleks_Alanis 14 days ago
Saved the copy to read over the weekend and once started I couldn't put the book down so by Saturday afternoon I was already wishing the book had more chapters as I didn't want it to end. I will definitely recommend getting a copy. I cannot wait until the next book comes out. Love the setting of the book and invites you to get your wine and snacks as you read. Do not miss this or any of the other books by Ms. Bradbury; she's just awesome to read.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Expect to get grabbed up and thrown into this torrid French Romance from page 1! Written in Laura's captivating style, I found it hard to put the book down. The chemistry of the characters, and the chemistry of the wine and vineyards.......If you loved her other books (I did!) you'll love this one too. It is a stand-alone, so not necessary to have read the others....but you’ll want to after you read this one!
JudySpokane 14 days ago
Wow! It is not often I read a book in twenty-four hours. I have loved every one of Laura Bradbury’s Grape Series and was eager to read her first novel, “A Vineyard for Two.” It definitely did not disappoint! Laura has woven a romantic tale in French wine country where by the end of the book you feel as though the characters are friends of yours. What I loved most about "Vineyard for Two" was that it was impossible to guess all the twists and turns of the plot. The pages are filled with drama that just keeps you reading as you feel compelled to find out what happens. There is so much to love in ‘A Vineyard for Two” – Laura’s extensive knowledge of France and the French wine business creates a wonderful backdrop for the story, her gifted character development makes each character jump out from the pages. It is clear from a reading that she put much thought into painting a story through words that excites, touches, and informs the reader. The nicest part of “A Vineyard for Two’ is that it is only the first in a trilogy. I can’t wait for book two!
Belinda4021 16 days ago
Ah, yes! Ms Bradbury has done it once again! She completely carries you to the vineyards of France, allowing you to lose yourself in the earthy romance of her story. When the novel starts, you think you know the plot right away. Girl is thrust in with boy she despises, but the chemistry keeps thwarting her resolve to stay away. But no! So many twists and turns keep you turning the pages to this captivating story. You feel yourself whisked away, into the vineyards during harvest. You can almost smell the earth, the grapes, the juices and the cherries of the significant cherry tree in this particular vineyard. You feel the electric passion between the heroine and her nemesis, Clovis. She entered this sort of “forced” relationship with extreme reluctance, by way of an inheritance. A steamy affair during the harvest, a betrayal, a period of grief, a surprise that arises shortly after the affair ended, the pieces of the puzzle slowly coming together and an ending of happiness keep you glued to the book. You feel like you are there, experiencing all of this with Cerise. You work with her, you laugh with her, you cry with her, you experience her joy, her grief and everything else with her. You can almost taste the fresh baguettes as she prepares breakfast with her boys. I did not want the story to end. And the good news is that this is to be a trilogy, so there is much more to come! I can hardly wait!