The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: The writing in this story was beautiful. The author’s descriptions of the magical beings and affects on the lands and vines made the perfect pictures form for me.

How I Felt: I really enjoyed this book. The story was well-planned and had a great ebb and flow to it. My only wish was that the author would have slowed down a bit and given us another few chapters. It felt a bit rushed in spots. There is a love story, and we don’t get to see that develop the way I would have liked. There were times where one of the characters would think how they wanted to take an action and I was a little taken aback. I hadn’t gotten to where they were with their feelings yet. I think that the romance could have been given a bit more time to properly blossom.

To Read or Not To Read: This is a great read for anyone. It has mystery and action, witches and fantasy….and wine. You can’t go wrong with any of that.

What’s This Book About Anyway?

Elena awakens from a curse in a frog’s body. She doesn’t know how long she’s been a frog or who cursed her to be a frog. She is clearly near the end of this curse, as she begins to transform into a human. Making her way back home, she finds that she has been gone for 7 years and her home has changed a lot. Château Renard has changed ownership and the new owner is not interested in the fantasy tales of witchcraft for the vineyards.

Elena finds the vineyards have been cursed, she believes by her ex, the same person who she believes cursed her. Just as she is starting to find a way to undo the damage, she is arrested for a murder she did not commit. She must find a way to prove her innocence before she is taken to the ax man.

Footnotes:

This ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher, 47North in exchange for my honest review.

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