Decanted by Linda Sheehan

Book Genre Block - "General Fiction" Person holding book
Book cover for Decanted with
White library with lots of stairs and "Contemporary" text

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This story really tells us that we can follow our dreams, and I love that! Samantha leaves her day job behind to become a wine maker. She gets an internship in France🥳!!! (but it’s unpaid😔). That is okay though, she takes her life’s savings and hops on a plane!

Samantha is this inspiring character that makes you truly feel like you can do anything! Learning about wine making with Samantha was an amazing experience. Watching her learn and grow felt easy and I just enjoyed the story from start to finish!

Book "Decanted" on wooden tray with bottle of win and poured glass of white wine

Characters are really important to me, and all the characters in this were easy to get to know and likeable! Samantha was a character I really enjoyed getting to know. She’s quite the inspiring person. She’s determined, works hard, and wants to succeed at her goals. I loved her story!

Before you sit down to start this one, make sure to pour a glass of wine! It’s a must-pair kind of story!

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads


From author Linda Sheehan, who’s part of a Napa wine dynasty, comes a story of grapes, wine, first crushes, and juicy redemption. Dreading the desk job that awaits her after high school, eighteen-year-old Vivian Goodyear takes off for pre-World War ll Paris, where she supports herself as an artist’s model.

Flash forward to modern day Manhattan where, inspired by Vivian’s courage, her grand-niece Samantha leaves her pressure cooker career to work the grape harvest in France. There, between picking grapes in the vineyard and crushing them in the cellar, she gets lessons in the art of making wine and in the art of making love. But when her world is turned upside down, a link from Aunt Vivian’s past could right it in a tale of being on top, sinking to the bottom, and coming up for glorious air.

Just the Facts:

Decanted by Linda Sheehan
Page Count: 268 pages
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Pub Date: May 13, 2021

Linda Sheehan wrote and produced commercials and trailers for movies and television in New York and Los Angeles. She now lives in Napa, California where her family makes highly acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Rosé, sparkling wines, as well as an organic grapefruit vermouth awarded 95 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “Decanted” is her second novel. When she’s not consuming wine, she’s either out on the golf course or riding her horse Valentino.

Author Links:
Website  ~ Instagram


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