The Vintner's Luck
One summer night in 1808, Sobran Jodeau sets out to drown his love sorrows in his family's vineyard when he stumbles on an angel. Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides that Xas, the male angel, is his guardian sent to counsel him on everything from marriage to wine production. But Xas... show more
One summer night in 1808, Sobran Jodeau sets out to drown his love sorrows in his family's vineyard when he stumbles on an angel. Once he gets over his shock, Sobran decides that Xas, the male angel, is his guardian sent to counsel him on everything from marriage to wine production. But Xas turns out to be a far more mysterious character. Compelling and erotic, The Vintner's Luck explores a decidedly unorthodox love story as Sobran eventually comes to love and be loved by both Xas and the young Countess de Valday, his friend and employer at the neighboring chateau.
Publish date: August 5th 2000
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Magical Realism
, M M Romance
Series: Vintner's Luck (#1)
He swooned while still walking forward, and the angel stood quickly to catch him. Sobran fell against a warm, firm pillow of muscle. He lay braced by a wing, pure sinew and bone under a cushion of feathers. This is Sobran and Xas' first meeting. Sobran, the son of a vintner in the early 19th c...
I have but one word to describe this book: gorgeous.Okay, okay, that's a fairly bold statement to make. But, The Vintner's Luck being as criminally unknown as it is, only readily available in its nation of origin (New Zealand), I feel I have to make a case for its beauty and sheer energy that kept m...
Basically what we have here is the story of Sobran Jodeau who – as a young man – comes across a male angel named Xas one night in his family's vineyard. Starting the next year in 1809, they meet on the same day, at the same place, every year. We see the relationship between Sobran and Xas grow, then...
This is a difficult novel to review. ‘Strange’ is the word that springs to mind. The premise – a lifelong friendship between an angel and a vintner – interested me, because I like surreal and/or paranormal stories. When I started reading, I couldn’t put it down because the imagery was beautiful and ...
Elizabeth Knox really has a gift for writing. She really does. As I already noted in my review for her YA novel Dreamhunter, her writing style is beautiful and poetic, but not pretentious, and lends an otherworldly quality to the story that you are reading. Even in the most inelegant and even distur...