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The Vineyard - A Novel

Barbara Delinsky

To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who prizes appearances. So when she announces plans to marry a vineyard employee mere months after the death of her husband of fifty-eight years, her son and daughter are stunned. Faced with their disapproval, Natalie decides to write a memoir. Olivia Jones lives vicariously through the old photographs she restores. She and her daughter Tess have no one, so they cling to the fantasy that a big, happy family is out there somewhere. When Natalie hires Olivia to help with her memoir, a summer at Natalie's beautiful vineyard by the sea seems the perfect opportunity to live out that fantasy. But all is not as it seems at the vineyard in Rhode Island -- Natalie is not quite the mothering type. Simon Burke, who runs the vineyard's day-to-day operation, sees in Olivia and Tess an unwelcome reminder of the wife and daughter he tragically lost. The Vineyard is a fascinating story of two women, a generation apart, each of whose dream becomes bound with the other.

To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who prizes appearances. So when she announces plans to marry a vineyard employee mere months after the death of her husband of fifty-eight years, her son and daughter are stunned. Faced with their disapproval, Natalie decides to write a memoir. Olivia Jones lives vicariously through the old photographs she restores. She and her daughter Tess have no one, so they cling to the fantasy that a big, happy family is out there somewhere. When Natalie hires Olivia to help with her memoir, a summer at Natalie's beautiful vineyard by the sea seems the perfect opportunity to live out that fantasy. But all is not as it seems at the vineyard in Rhode Island -- Natalie is not quite the mothering type. Simon Burke, who runs the vineyard's day-to-day operation, sees in Olivia and Tess an unwelcome reminder of the wife and daughter he tragically lost. The Vineyard is a fascinating story of two women, a generation apart, each of whose dream becomes bound with the other.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

To her family, Natalie Seebring is a woman who prizes appearances. So when she announces plans to marry a vineyard employee mere months after the death of her husband of fifty-eight years, her son and daughter are stunned. Faced with their disapproval, Natalie decides to write a memoir. Olivia Jones lives vicariously through the old photographs she restores. She and her daughter Tess have no one, so they cling to the fantasy that a big, happy family is out there somewhere. When Natalie hires Olivia to help with her memoir, a summer at Natalie's beautiful vineyard by the sea seems the perfect opportunity to live out that fantasy. But all is not as it seems at the vineyard in Rhode Island -- Natalie is not quite the mothering type. Simon Burke, who runs the vineyard's day-to-day operation, sees in Olivia and Tess an unwelcome reminder of the wife and daughter he tragically lost. The Vineyard is a fascinating story of two women, a generation apart, each of whose dream becomes bound with the other.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Beth Fowler

Length:

14h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

18:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:00