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A Vineyard Morning

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A Vineyard Morning is a decent read. I like the setting on Nantucket. Annie furthers her relationship with John and Lucy while becoming more acquainted with her birth mother Donna. She is preparing the inn for its opening, but the arrival of Donna on the island throws her plans. I liked the ending the neat as it revealed unknown facts about Annie’s biological father. I haven’t read the other books in the series but this one can easily be read as a stand alone.
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I really enjoyed "A Vineyard Morning", by Jean Stone. My only reason for holding back on a 5 star was the amount of time it took me to be pulled into the story. I actually didn't feel truly drawn in until I reached the 5th chapter. The beginning left me a little confused and struggling to figure out and remember who everyone was. However, once the story began to settle into a bit of a rhythm, I had a hard time setting the book down! 

I found this book to be equal parts mystery and drama. I enjoyed the many layers of mystery that were presented throughout the book...from the skull on the beach; to the possible murder of the previous boyfriend of one of residents of the island; to the birth mother's insistent need to show up on the island in the middle of so much chaos; to the discovery of the identity of Annie's birth father. All of these items brought together a wonderful level of mystery and anticipation. I was truly grateful that I held on and continued reading until the story finally grabbed me! I will absolutely be watching for more stories by Ms. Stone!


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kensington Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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I started reading 'A Vineyard Morning" having no idea it was book 3. Feeling that something was missing, I searched & found books 1 & 2 on our library as e-books. Caught up quickly & book 3 made so much more sense (started to re-read from the beginning). Addie & her half-brother are getting ready to finish up their inn, when part of a human skull is found, along with their biological mother calling to announce she is coming to visit. As a cozy mystery reader, this book could also fit the bill. A fast read, ties the stories together with a satisfying outcome. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Thanks to NetGalley & Kensington Books for the chance to pre-read the e-book in exchange for an honest review
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I’m more of a cozy mystery gal, but every once in awhile a book from another genre calls to me, as this book did.  I’m glad I answered the call.  The third book in this series, it is the first I have read and I know there were a few small gaps, but I was able to fill them in as I read on. 

This is a story for family, forgiveness and acceptance. Annie, who was given up for adoption at birth, is reunited with both her birth mother and half brother years after losing her adoptive parents, her first husband and being abandoned by her second husband. It is about finding yourself, forgiving yourself and discovering that family is not only those whose blood runs through your veins, but also those who whose love runs through your heart. 

How do you make up for lost time? How do you make the most of the time you have left? More importantly, how do you forgive mistakes that have been made, both by yourself and others?  There are lessons in here, but the story itself brings you to tears at times and rejoicing in your own family, both those joined by blood and heartstrings.

 I’ve already purchased the other books in this series to read, as the author really captured me with her writing and her story.
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Great read by a new author for me. The plot is well written and enticing to the reader. The author writes in a way that makes the reader feel like part of The story.
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I started this book not knowing it was the third in a series, and was totally lost.  Read the first two and found total enjoyment  in them and  his one, but to really enjoy this book you have toi know the payers and their stories.  Jean  Stone does a fine job of describing life on Martha's Vineyard,..  I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a well-written book.
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This is the first book by this author that I have read, and while it wasn’t my favorite book, I did find it to be entertaining.
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Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book. Annie who is a writer is living in Martha's Vineyard. Her and her half brother are hoping to open an inn. Her birth mother,Donna wants to come for a visit and reconnect with Annie who she gave up when she was a baby. I enjoyed the many characters in this book.
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This is a touching story, full of emotion, laughter, tears, frustration, sadness, joy, and heartwarming moments. Although reading the first two books in the series isn’t necessary before reading this one, reading them in order does offer a complete story, This is the story of family, biological and those chosen to fill that role, of island life in Martha’s Vineyard, of letting go and moving on. It is a moving and engrossing story and I loved it!
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I received an advance copy of, A Vineyard Morning, by Jean Stone.  This is the 3rd of 3 books in this series. I did not care for this book, there was too much going on, finding a body on the beach.  Dealing with her boyfriend, and her biological mom. It was too hectic for me.
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