Book Review: The Vine Witch

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This is one of the books I picked for Amazon First Reads and honestly, I loved it! It was so good! I really want you all to read it. So, before September ends, make sure to grab your books because this one is definitely worth it.

If you want to see what I grabbed for the month, make sure to check out my post by clicking here. It’s updated every month, so bookmark it or follow me on any one of my socials and I’ll post when it’s updated!


A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century France.

For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.

Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

My Review

Wow. Just wow. The writing of this book was absolutely fantastic. The beginning of this book completely pulls you into the story and a world that is so unlike your own. I could not put it down, I honestly read it every free second I could. On the stationary bike at the gym? You bet I was reading.

I think another thing that was interesting about this book was that you weren’t exactly sure when it was happening. You know it’s the past, but you don’t exactly know the year. I think that makes it feel more real, to me anyways.

There’s this fascinating conversation throughout parts of this book about witchcraft vs. science. While I won’t spoil it for you, I absolutely love it. I love conversations about science we haven’t discovered yet, and I think this is a welcomed interpretation of that discussion.

Ultimately, if you love good writing and books about witches. I think you’ll enjoy this one. It’s so good, everyone I just want you all to read it so bad! If you do, please reach out to me and tell me what you all think. I honestly can’t wait to see what else this wonderful author writes.

If you didn’t happen to get this on Amazon’s First Reads program. It comes out on October 1st. Order it for yourself by clicking here.

Now, what books do you think I should read this fall? Bonus points if there are witches in it! Make sure to comment your answer and hopefully you’ll see my review out soon.

This is my Review of the Month for the review collection on LovelyAudiobooks.info

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  1. This book looks so interesting! I’ll definitely have to add it to my future reads list. I love books that take place in some other time and have some magical twist. Plus, who doesn’t love witches? I’m glad you liked it!

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