- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 553 KB
- Print Length: 386 pages
- Publisher: Ragbagger Press (25 Nov. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N1YQ9LQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,165,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First of all The Vineyard has a beautiful setting on the eastern coast of America, Martha's Vineyard to be exact and it is the location for a reunion of three women, all very different but they are coming together to spend the summer away from everything.
We have Dory who is from old money, Charlotte who is mourning the lost of her daughter and Turner a blogger who is recently divorced, all three have many more demons but at the start of this story one of them is not planning on making it past the first night.
The Vineyard explores the women's relationships but it also introduces us to other characters too that interweave with our three ladies and notably the elusive Fisherman, a man who seems to appear out of nowhere and he can do things, special things.
It is an atmospheric, gripping story with great female characters, faith is a recurring theme through this book and please have faith in me when I suggest that you read this to discover how the story reaches it conclusion.
Awarded 4 out of 5
Thank to Jean Book Nerd Tours for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review
As I mentioned I was drawn to one particular character in the story, Charlotte, who's sadness and despair weighed far too heavy for her that she could no longer carry on. What happens next will have your undivided attention and gives you the understanding of the true face of suicide, the author I felt did an amazing job with this.
The story is a lot more than the girls reunion, we also have an elusive spiritual figure known by locals as 'The Fisherman', to the girls as 'Enoch', who seems to have miraculous gifts of kindness and healing. This innocent, beautiful soul wants peace and beauty in the world and for the people in it and he will help the girls in their time of need in ways they certainly would not expect. Yet not everyone sees The Fisherman in good light.
There is some sexual content in the story so I would recommend this for adults.
Certainly a reminder that if we slowed down in our lives we would find the real person we want to be. A story of faith, real friendship and mystery after mystery that keeps you reading on to find out more.
Dory knows ‘the fisherman’ only in that he sells the biggest, best shrimp anyone has ever tasted. That is until the day he prophesied that she had breast cancer – something the tests missed. ‘The fisherman’ also caused her to be healed.
Turner Graham, a blogger, begins to post these miracles on her blog, making them more outlandish than they already are. Later when Dory’s mom plans a big party for 500, ‘the fisherman’ supplies shrimp that never seem to run out. Turner’s online rant was ‘The Feeding of the 5,000.’ The exaggerated posts go viral. Now, everyone is demanding to know more about ‘the fisherman.’ Since she’s claimed status as a Bennett & Donald author, she has obligated herself to fulfill a book deal.
The law is searching for ‘the fisherman’. He doesn’t have a permit for selling the shrimp and they are trying to shut him down. With a bad cop in the mix, things turn disastrous for both Turner and ‘the fisherman.’
This novel started out on a very sad note; it is very descriptive over Charlotte’s plan to end her life. But with the suicide attempt thwarted, the women build a new bond after ten years of separation. I do have a couple of issues. One is that I’ve always had a problem with novels in which sex is performed just for sex’ sake with little thought to love or even ‘like.’ Second, Dory has family money – a lot of it. But, I wondered how Charlotte and Turner (not teachers) just happen to take the entire summer off without severe monetary problems. What I did like is that this was not a predictable read. There were a few times when I was surprised by a turn of events, or a new side revealed of a character. I rated The Vineyard at 3 out of 5.
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