Luanne G. Smith lives in Colorado at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, where she enjoys hiking, gardening, and a glass of wine at the end of the day. She is the author of The Vine Witch. For more information, visit www.luannegsmith.com.. An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy"High fantasy readers will enjoy this fast-paced page-turner." --Publishers Weekly"This is a coming-of-age story for Yvette as she reaches an understanding of her powers, and learns which mortals and witches she can trust." --Booklist --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. A spellbinding novel of bloodlines, self-discovery, and redemption by the author of the Washington Post bestseller The Vine Witch.Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past—what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages.Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline—and its poisonous threat to her future—Elena can’t ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette’s mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be?
Fab fab fab one of the best authors out there! I have been avidly awaiting the UK release watching it being released all over the world but not the Uk then we had a delay due to recent circumstances. I had split feelings eagerly anticipating reading whilst half of me worried it wouldn’t live up to The Vine Witch which was one of my favourite books ever as often following books in a series don’t live up to the first book. I need not of worried from the moment it landed at midnight I stayed with up and have had to pace it as I could have easily devoured it in a couple of hours. Firstly the stunning cover then a complete page turner of twists and turns, highs and lows right to the last word. A story of unbreakable friendship, prejudice, trust, a quest for justice, proving that prejudice has always been unwarranted and we should never be scared of the unknown, fighting against unwarranted reputations due to falsehoods, lies and rumours, witchcraft, mentors, learning, symbology, decrypting ciphers, magic, learning about oneself and to love what we find no matter our age, status etc, family heritage, and how it runs through the blood of generations, loyalty beyond question and friends willing to sacrifice what’s most dear to them and their life’s blood to get justice and help a friend. A search for family and family ties and friends who are family during the quest and it seems they are forever friends. I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Luanne is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.
2nd book in the series Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past—what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages. Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline—and its poisonous threat to her future—Elena can’t ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette’s mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be? The book is written in a 3rd person narrative, with mostly Elena and Yvette being the primary focus of the chapters. The chapters are quite short: most being about 10 pages long. The book is written in an easy manner, with a few french words thrown in. The book deals with various issues, murder, abandonment and poverty, but its fitted into the purpose of the story. I enjoyed this book. I liked the character of Yvette in the Vine Witch and was eager to find out more about her. I liked her story and mystery surrounding her powers and her parents. Yvette's story was set in Paris and it was interesting reading about the magical world the author had created there. There were also a few new characters in this book and I think they all completed the story very well. The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it wasn't very magical. Yvette doesn't know who is, where she is from or what her magic is. It was very much a coming of age story rather than a witch story I felt. But that being said, i did enjoy the book and can't wait to read the next one all about Sidra.
Brilliant book It took me a little while to get into it, mainly because I had read the 1st book a long while ago and had to reconnect with the characters again, but I am glad that I persivered. Over all it is enjoyable and a good read with lots of twists and turns. I strongly recommend this book. I have now ordered the 3rd book in the series which I am looking forward to reading in the new year.
The Glamourist Elena is stopped from working as a Vine Witch, but if she turns Yvette over she can start work again. But when the two meet by chance Elena decides to help her friend discover her magic and the truth about her family. This is a brilliant second book in the series. Familiar characters return and new ones are introduced. I was gripped from the start and I look forward to the next book in the series to see what happens next. Highly recommended.
Which witch do you think? What can I say, vine witch, potion witch and now super sleuth witch. Is there no end to her talents? This book, (the second in the series), is about discovery of self and others around her and honouring a promise to help; she is a formidable lady!!! This book differs from the first, one that should appeal to all romantics and develops into a detective of awesome power; still with a lot of humour and a whiff of revenge in the most subtle of ways. Pavlov's syndrome for the next book...
ALMOST FINISHED BOOK 2 THE GLAMOURIST (VINE WITCH TRIO) . Very easy to read, addictive, if you like fairy stories...grown up ones this is. The stories are based in Paris and follows the lives of three witches and the awful things that happen to them . You will love these two of a three book set. I've read them very quickly and would recommend curling up with the two which are published. I shall have difficulty curbing my impatience until the third book comes out.
Different and Captivating I really enjoyed this book in fact enjoyed it more than the Vine Witch but that was also very good . It s a different take on witch stories and shows a slightly darker side without going into too much detail . I also like how it showed the darker side of Paris . I ended up reading late in the night to finish it !
A good solid follow-up Again I enjoyed the character developments. It's an easy read with a fair dose of charm and not too taxing on the brain. Some nice touches and nods done in a playful way.
Brilliant What a perfect sequel to her first novel. I couldn't put it down. I actually read it in one day. Loved it hope its one of many to come
Say what you like. I couldn't put it down. Antidote to Covid With just enough romance, a clever storyline and no cheese. All your favourite characters and some new ones. Looking forward to reading the next book
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