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The Winemaker's Secret

A Starlight Cove Novel
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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Someone is out to destroy the family vineyard - and expose its secrets - in this atmospheric novel from Cynthia Ellingsen, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Lighthouse Keeper.

Abby Harrington’s family has dedicated their lives to cultivating the family vineyard and collecting vintage wines. But it takes only one night for the priceless collection to vanish, stolen during Abby’s grandparents’ sixtieth anniversary celebration. Then a devastating plane crash leaves her grandfather clinging to life in intensive care.

Desperate to take action, Abby sets out to discover who stole the precious wine - and why. The clues lead her to dark truths about her family she is not prepared to face. Soon Abby begins receiving threatening messages and doubting those closest to her. Making things even more complicated, the attractive doctor who saved her grandfather’s life offers her a shoulder to lean on just as the man she once loved returns to the vineyard.

The more truths Abby is forced to confront, the more her world spins off its axis. Can she unravel the secrets of the past in time to save the vineyard’s future - and her own?

©2019 Cynthia Ellingsen. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Effie R
  • 17-04-2019

Winemakers Secrets!

I happened upon this book by accident and am I ever glad that I had the opportunity to read this book (audio)! I hope that more of her books will be put into the audio format because I have been an avid reader for many years and now require audio books. This book was absolutely wonderful! It kept me in suspense right up to the end and I enjoyed the characters and how the author built each one and let the reader feel like they knew them and felt the heart break, the love of family, the support of not only the family members but the people that worked in the winery. When talking about the wines I felt like I was right there tasting them and savoring the flavors. This is one of my most favorite Cozy Mysteries I have ever read! The writing was superb! I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in cozy mysteries and/or romances! This is a great read! Thank you to the author for such a wonderful book! I hope to read many more of her books.

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  • tracey
  • 06-04-2019

Highly recommend!

The author keeps you engaged and a need to keep binging on listening. The narrator was excellent on reading the different characters. Highly recommend! Kept you guessing till the end! I didn’t want the book to end!

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  • Brent Taylor
  • 14-04-2019

Amazing

Wine, mystery, and women’s fiction lovers will drink up this amazing book. I want to live in Starlight Cove!

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  • cheryl retired bookseller
  • 25-04-2019

I loved it

This was delightful. I would think I had things figured out and then I would be right back to guessing again. In the end I wasn't surprised by some things but others were a wonderful surprise.

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  • LOYL-00
  • 21-04-2019

4.5 / 5 Excellent story

I was taken on a return to Starlight Cove, Michigan, in book 2 of this series. The story takes you on an investigation into the family's history to find the answer needed to solve the problems being faced today. Enjoyable read--I will be waiting for book 3.

Great Job by Cynthia Ellingsen and narrator Kate Rudd---thank you

I love Michigan and this story takes me right back to the Great Lakes.

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  • JAS
  • 14-04-2019

predictable

The story was good but predictable. The narration sounded robotic or computerized at times. I had a hard time listening and almost switched to just reading it myself.

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  • Lisa
  • 12-04-2019

Whiney Main Females Need to go Away!!!

Good premise for the story. Good narrator. Goes downhill from there. Why oh why must all the romance writers put their characters in the 30 yr old age bracket?! It's like no other ages exist! Ridiculous. Then the main female character is sooooo whiney! For a 30 something year old woman, she is such a complainer! Whines, cries, hangs onto crap that happened when she was a child for gosh sakes! For someone who wants to run her family's vineyard, she sure doesn't act like a grown adult. I sure wouldn't have let her run the dang thing. She has no self esteem, no confidence and acts like a 12 year old most of the time. This could have been a great story, but I could barely stand listening to it because of the female lead.

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  • Dave
  • 15-04-2019

Good solid book.

Many twists and turns. A few clues along the way or are they red herrings. You will have to listen to find out. Great book.