vancouver, BC, Canada | Member Since 2012
A young, photo-restorer in Boston, a single mother of a dyslexic daughter, dreams about a family vineyard as she restorers the photos depicting the history of the vineyard. When she is about to lose her job, she grabs the chance for her and her daughter to spend the summer on the vineyard writing the memoir of its aging matriarch. The free-spirited, young, single mother and the older selfless matriarch are great foils for each other. Now widowed and almost 80, the matriarch decides to marry the childhood sweetheart she gave up years ago in order to marry a richer man whose capital could build the family vineyard. But her children deeply resent her decision.
Therese Plummer is an excellent narrator, as always. She has a wide variety of voices, great with both male and female characters. Very straightforward and natural.
Lots of characters, and a very human set of events. Enjoyed the humourous moments, as well as those where characters came to greater self-awareness. Highly recommend this great story. I thought it was one of Robyn Carr's best.
This is a good mystery with well-developed characters whose personal lives move along with the series, and enrich the plot. It's a treat to read a story situated in Canada. Trafalgar appears to be modeled on Nelson, BC - a one-of-a-kind town in the Kootenays.
Carrington MacDuffie does such a good job of reading - although the famous Kokanee beer is not pronounced 'Cockanee', and most BC folks would say 'the Kootenees', ignoring the 'a'. I thought the story got a little weaker towards the end, but not enough that it spoiled it for me by any means.
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