A Vintage Year

Fiction - Womens
346 Pages
Reviewed on 09/01/2015
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Author Biography

I live in Montreal with my husband, three kids and our cat. I have been writing fiction for 20 years for fun, and when the kids were little, it was a sanity break. During my day job, I’m an environmental consultant, which can get pretty depressing sometimes. Fiction is my way of escaping. I enjoy creating characters, giving them hurdles they can overcome, even if it takes them a while to figure it out.

When I’m not writing, working, doing laundry, grocery shopping (which I swear feels like I do every day), or making dinner, I love cooking (the real kind, not the kid-friendly kind), baking, playing tennis, cycling, hiking and generally spending time outdoors.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In A Vintage Year by author Kate Preston, we are offered almost an insider's look into the beautiful world of a vineyard. Follow the story of Harris Tucker, the former tennis star, as he takes a job as a farmhand after he's been left homeless and penniless. He believes the farmhand job is very much beneath him, but he needs to survive, and it's the only thing available to him. Meeting Laura Walters, the woman who's returned to her family homestead after her divorce to raise her two young children, to heal and to move forward from the difficulties in her past, Harris originally finds her neurotic and a bit difficult. Laura finds him spoiled and selfish. But together, and with their relationships with her delightful children, they learn both about themselves and each other. And it's through those discoveries that they just might fall in love.

A Vintage Year is a lovely, lovely story. Author Kate Preston is skilled at creating characters that are multi-dimensional and so realistic that, by the end of the book, you'll truly feel as if they are friends. A Vintage Year would appeal to any reader who loves romance, a sweet story about people with complicated histories, or just a good, well-written novel that you'll enjoy from start to finish. This is the first book I've read by author Kate Preston, but it certainly won't be the last. I will be eagerly watching for her next offering, and sincerely hope that she's hard at work right now!