Is Elena willing to commit murder?
Elena Boureanu is the main character and the character that we follow the most. She is a vine witch that was cursed for seven years to spend the rest of her life as a poisonous frog. She started off wanting to hurt her ex-fiancee, as she thought was the one who was cursing her. Instead, she decided she would do what she does the best, working in the vineyard to bring another good wine to fruition. She has grown a considerable amount from the time we begin the journey to the end.
I like that Elena doesn't take no for an answer and that she also makes good choices at the end.
Jean-Paul Martel is the novice winemaker that has bought Chateau Renard and has been trying to make good wine for the past three years but hasn't been able to. He doesn't believe in the country vine witchcraft nonsense that everyone is telling him. To make good wine is in the science of it. Well, that is until Elena walks back onto the grounds. He lets her stay and makes her his silent partner. Over time Jean-Paul also goes through a lot of character development. I liked the result of the new Jean-Paul as he is more openminded.
I like that Jean-Paul assisted Elena when she needed it and that he was gentlemanly to Elena and her grandmother.
The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith is a great book, and it feels like the intricacies of magic within the world are so well put together that you don't even doubt what the author is saying. Ms. Smith has crafted a beautiful and unique world of magic that sucks you into it. I enjoyed the different types of witches to how it's different from the country to the city about their beliefs in witches. It's all just so fantasizing, and it mesmerized me in.
Thank you for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed this review of The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith.
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This review was originally posted on Baroness' Book Trove