Monday, November 10, 2014

The Vineyard
by Michael Hurly

Publisher: Ragbagger Press
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha's Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher, known only as "the fisherman," forces them to confront their deepest beliefs and darkest fears.


Kritters Thoughts:  Three women - Dory, Charlotte and Turner reunite on Martha's Vineyard for a summer and each one of them is bringing baggage that hopefully they can avoid for a summer.  Although it started in quite a low spot, it picked up pace and completely turned a corner for me.  

Dory, Charlotte and Turner are all dealing with completely different issues.  I loved how they all had different things going on, but it didn't seem outrageous that three friends would be dealing with these things at the same time.  I loved how they each could help each other and had somewhat of unbiased views into each others problems.  

At times, I would almost categorize this in a semi Christian fiction way - don't want to reveal why, but having been raised in a Christian home, I definitely picked up on some things that made it an interesting read for me.  But beware there was definitely some sexy times, but nothing too erotic or out of place.  I would recommend this read with the knowledge that this definitely had some intimate moments.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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