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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Shai Flores

The True Purpose of VinesThe True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book had so many of my favorite elements: historical fiction, amazing food, powerful love, beautiful culture, powerful emotions, and vivid language. The author did a great job with the beautiful descriptions and I felt like I was transported into the 1800s and into this gorgeous, exotic place (compared to where I live haha). The characters were complex and I am so glad that this is going to be a series. I have never read a book by this author, so hoping to find more to read. I will definitely be reading the next book!

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by S. Bittles

The True Purpose of VinesThe True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The beauty of the cover caught my eye and the synopsis caught my full attention, I could not stop reading this book once I started! I read the ebook copy and I have also ordered a copy for my bookshelf.

It is evident that the Author has put a lot of time, effort and attention to detail into every. single. word. This book is beautifully written in so many ways; engaging plot line, great character development and amazingly vivid world building. You will be transported to another time, wishing for a glass of wine while you read.

We are given an authentic and culturally historic read mixed with a slow-burn romance that is both enjoyable and informative. Wine making is a new concept for me and the Author wrote in a way that you can easily understand words and phrases without getting lost in the lingo.

I love the way the Author had the main characters meet without the knowledge of their business roles to each other. I have to add that Julia is a woman way before her time! She shows great strength and resilience against the constant obstacles in her way.

Add this to the Happily Ever After bookshelf as a stand-alone, or continue with the series. I highly recommend this read and I look forward to what comes next!

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Mary Espinoza

The True Purpose of VinesThe True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The True Purpose of Vines, is a great mixture of romance and a little bit of history. This was definitely a great read, and I truly enjoyed reading this book. If you are into love stories, this book is a must read for you! I don’t want to spoil anything, so I will just leave it at…you must read! You won’t be disappointed!!

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Mary Espinoza- May 2022

The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Julie Johnson

The True Purpose of VinesThe True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love a good historical romance…they are among my favorite genre! This was a bit of a learning curve for me on this one though because I do not drink. I was lost on a lot of the wine references but I did learn a few things about how wine is made and found it interesting.

This book is set in Portugal during the 1800’s and is centered around a plague that attacked vineyards during that time. Mrs. Julia Costa is one of those vineyard owners, after being left a widow and a single mother. Women were not looked highly upon as business owners during this time so she faced increased scrutiny due to her standing in life, as well as her occupation.

Griffin Maxwell is an Englishman who is really good at keeping books. When his business partner suggests that he checks out this particular vineyard, Griffin obliges. The findings he uncovers will be the end of someone in this story though!

Julia and Griffin eventually meet and the sparks pretty much start flying right away, however very subdued. I love how the author allowed the character development to take place before the romance really heated up. There’s a few extra players involved too…so scandalous! 😉 In the end, can different cultures comingle and create something more beautiful than the vines themselves or will dedication to culture win out?

I’m excited to read the next book in this series, although I already don’t like a particular character and the way he behaved in this one. We’ll see if he will have any redeeming qualities about him!

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The True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi Reviewed by Tabitha Montero

The True Purpose of VinesThe True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great historical romance based in Portugal in 1870. Julia is a winemaker determined to save the vineyards legacy. Griffin is a British businessman who comes and tries investigate the vineyards production and try to help take over from a dealing made by her late husband.
Both Julia and Griffin have secrets despite the immediate attraction and all reasons they attempted to avoid it!
I had a hard time initially getting into the book, but so glad that I stuck with it! The story and the romance was very well written with an exception of some characters not having much development/introduced too quickly.
I love how the chapters started with a wine quote!

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Nakyshia Leger

The True Purpose of VinesThe True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Julia is a Portuguese wine maker trying to keep her family business afloat. When she crosses paths with Englishman Griffin, the cultural differences between the two cause them to butt heads, despite the unwanted physical attraction between them. When they realize they need to work together for the benefit of the wine, neither knows what to expect. This is a brilliant and vibrant story of enemies becoming friends, overcoming cultural differences, and feminine power. I enjoyed Julia’s character, strong willed and independent with a lot of responsibility, but learning to be vulnerable when needed. I relate so much to her character. I look forward to reading more from this series in the future.

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Jess Engel

The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. (The Winemakers Book 1)The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lovely, engaging read! The author does a wonderful job bringing this story to life with wonderful descriptions, leading to vivid imagery. It is evident the author was well researched to bring this historical romance to life.

The author also does a wonderful job in her creation of the characters. Griffin and Julia are each enjoyable in their own way and you truly get a sense of who they are and find yourself rooting for them throughout the book. The author also does a wonderful job creating tension and chemistry within their relationship.

Pick this one up if you’re looking for an enjoyable enemies-to-lovers with a beau frigio historical setting!

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Katie Turner

The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. (The Winemakers Book 1)The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The True Purpose of Vines is the first book to the Winemakers series by Giovanna Siniscalchi. As I read the first chapter, I was not too sure where the book was going to take me. But as I continued on, I realized it was going to take me to a far more beautiful place than I imagined. In 1870 Portugal, during a timeframe when it was not considered normal for a woman to work so hard and be the household provider, there lived a headstrong widow, mother and passionate winemaker named Julia Costa-Ferreira. Julia has taken over her late husband’s business and does not need help or directions from any man. But here comes the handsome Griffon Maxwell, a pretentious Englishman who agrees to travel to Portugal initially to chase a debt with hopes of striking a deal. He didn’t realize he’d be chasing after the debtor’s heart as well. But can her independent ways and his conservative mindset find a way?

I loved the slow buildup of romance between these two characters, the descriptions, the setting. The author clearly took her time to do a lot of in-depth research to be able to take her readers to a historical period with elaborate, accurate detail. This was a beautiful story, and I look forward to the next one. I’d also like to mention how vibrant and gorgeous the cover is. A perfect representation for this tale. If you love a good historical romance and wine, this is the perfect story to find yourself lost in.

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Megan Pesek

The True Purpose of VinesThe True Purpose of Vines by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Julia Costa is simply trying to save her vineyard and her land. She’s the best winemaker in the Douro and will do whatever she can to keep the land she loves in the family.
Griffin Maxwell is an Englishman who has no interest in Portuguese land or culture but needs to protect a potential partnership. When he uncovers Julia’s secret, he must decide what is more important… his potential partnership or his potential relationship.
When a plague threatens the entire winemaking industry Julia is unknowingly on the brink of a breakthrough that can save the region’s vineyards. Griffin must decide to help Julia or help himself. The history of the region and the culture, along with well-developed characters, keeps the reader fully invested.

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The True Purpose of Vines (The Winemakers Book 1) by Giovanna Siniscalchi – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. (The Winemakers Book 1)The True Purpose of Vines: An intoxicating historical romance about wine and love. by Giovanna Siniscalchi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I want to say first, this cover….totally stunning!!! As soon as I saw this beautiful cover I was already intrigued. This is a historical romance set in Portugal 1870’s. This is a beautifully written story, and I enjoyed being swept up in time. Julia is a strong and passionate woman that is all about keeping her vineyard and producing the best wine, but is also in debt due to her late husband. Griffin, who is all about regaining his family’s status, makes an agreement to get payment from Julia. As the story unfolds, so does the romance between Griffin and Julia.

This is a great story of romance, secrets, history and cultural differences….the author did an amazing job with such wonderful details.

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