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- By: Danielle Steel
- Narrated by: Luis Moreno
- Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Deeply in love, Christophe and Joy Lammenais built Chateau Lammenais into a small but renowned Napa Valley winery and an idyllic home where they raised their beloved daughter, Camille, who takes on increasing responsibilities for the estate they all treasure. But after Joy's early death from breast cancer, a lonely Christophe soon falls prey to the machinations of a sophisticate from his native France - who moves, with her two reprobate sons, to consolidate her power over Camille and the property when Christophe is killed in a plane crash.
There is a story in the telling
- By cindi wallace on 11-16-17
God this was awful
I don't know what I disliked more.... the weird pacing (spending literally half the book talking about her parents backstory and maybe two pages on the climax of the whole thing), the cringeworthy self references to it being essentially the same story as Cinderella ("it's almost like I'm Cinderella and they're the evil step siblings"...uh no shit), or the repetitive dialogue and the absolute lack of any character development at all. I mean, going into this I wasn't expecting a masterpiece but I wanted it to be at least partially entertaining. Oh and the introduction of the Italian vineyard manager had all the build up in the world and the character ultimately had no point. A frustrating and disappointing read.
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