Posted by / 20 August 2018 /

A Rumored Fortune #ourgoodlifebooklist

I was given this book for free in exchange for my 
honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

Most of you know that I love a good historical romance.  I have reviewed many here at Our Good Life and I am happy to recommend others, just ask!



I adored the setting of this book, an old castle with a huge vineyard.  Doesn't that already give you goosebumps?  The book doesn't disappoint, the author successfully weaves the setting into the plot, making the reader want to go and spend time here.  The book's premise is that Tressa, the daughter of the late Master Harlowe, needs to find a treasure that will save her mother and herself from destitution. She's not the only one who wants to find it, so does Donegan Vaughn, the new manager of the vineyard that was the pride and joy of Master Harlow.  Tressa herself spent much time in the vineyard with her father, and she is uneasy with Donegan working with the vines, as her father had a special plan for them that Donegan could not know.

The story goes on as others try to find the fortune, causing the Mansion to be further and further in debt.  The servants aren't paid, and the workers aren't paid, and there are bills all over the village for the food the mansion needs to feed all the visitors.  It becomes imperative that the treasure be found and quickly.

A twist in the plot, as the Donegan has secrets he hasn't shared with Tressa.  Those secrets nearly get her killed.  Read on to find out how the mansion comes to be in the hands of the rightful owner.

What I love about this book is that Joanna Davidson Politano uses the book to tell the story, not just through the plot and characters, but by the use of quotes from a viticulturist at the beginning of each chapter. Those quotes are a foreshadowing of what is going to happen in the chapter.  She also sprinkles in Bible verses, such as the one at the end of the book from John 15:5.  "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

A beautiful reminder of what we have been told for over two thousand years.

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