The Good Wine

You have kept the good wine until now.

It was said that the award-winning Whispering Vines was “Written in the spirit of those time-honored books and movies of wine-growing and Italy such as A Walk in the Sun by Deborah Chief or Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes” (Thomas Holyday, Eastern Shore Writers Book Blog). Picking up five years after the story of Alex and Nicola, The Good Wine gives us the story of Nicola’s mother, Marta, and the forbidden love of her youth.

Marta Giordano spent the first half of her life on her family’s struggling vineyard and the second half in the city of Florence as a wife and mother. However, between life on the vineyard and life with her husband and son, Marta lived a third life-a summer filled with secrets and romance-while staying with her aunt in Little Italy, Baltimore. Thirty-six years later, the widowed Marta returns to Little Italy older, wiser, and longing to reconnect with the man she left behind, but will their second chance lead to even more loss and heartache than it did the first time?

Dominic DeAngelo made one mistake as a youth, and it cost him everything-the trust of his family and community, his education and promising future, and ultimately, the love of his life. For his entire adult life, Dominic has worked hard to prove to the world, and to himself, that he is a good man. Finally content with the life he has made, Dominic learns that he is destined to lose it all once again. Will a reunion with the only woman he has ever loved be the blessing he has long awaited or a curse on them both?


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Awards and Praise for Whispering Vines, The Sequel to The Good Wine

 Whispering Vines was chosen as well as the LYRA for best romance of 2016.

     

Whispering Vines was chosen as a 2016 Illumination Award winner for one of the top three ebooks of 2015 .


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“[I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.] I was given this book about a year ago and just now picked it up. I regret it took me so long, because I couldn’t put it down! This was a great read. I tend to not like “romance” stories, because I never seem to be able to relate to the characters. I could definitely relate to Alex in the story. She felt real to me and I found that quite enjoyable. I also like that there were ties to faith in the story, but not in an in your face type of way. I would definitely recommend this book to others.” –Amelia, Goodreads, 2017


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Cheer’s! To Whispering Vines!

“I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. There was always something new developing to keep you reading. There was even a pleasant surprise of a connection to some characters in a previous book. It’s not important enough that you need to have to read the other books first and it’s not a sequel. It’s just enough to make you stop and think, ‘is that so & so from the other book?’ Then go grab the book and look it up. I am definitely looking forward to Ms. Schisler’s next book!” —Angela L. Taylor, 2016


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Reading”Whispering Vines” was Pure Pleasure!

“Whispering Vines” is a beautiful modern-day love story interwoven with a World War II back story that intertwines both love and mystery. When Alex’s surrogate grandmother dies, she leaves Alex her home and half of her family’s vineyard back in Italy. Eager for a new life, Alex picks up and moves to a country where she doesn’t know the language or anything about wine and is forced to face the other owner of the vineyard, an attractive young man who wants nothing to do with her. Reading this story was pure pleasure. The chemistry between the two main characters was electric. I also enjoyed reading the WWII journal entries and learned some things about Italy in the process.” —Patrice Fagnant-Macarthur, 2016


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Well worth reading

“This was a really great, involved story which I read in one sitting, even though it took me the entire night. Great writing and I will definitely be looking for more books by this author. [I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book and I am so glad I was given the opportunity to read it.]” —Nola, 2016


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History, Mystery and Love!

“I have just finished reading and am not sure whether to laugh or cry or sing with joy. This is an amazing set of love stories intertwining WWII with the present and providing glimpses of history and Italian culture and viniculture, love and loss and family. These characters will remain with me as friends and the places have become destinations I wish to visit. (Actually, I am well familiar with Little Italy and Da Mimmo holds a special place in my heart.) And, BONUS–there are recipes!” —Betababe, 2016


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“This story captivated me from the cover alone, and from page one I was not disappointed. Schisler’s writing is a verbal masterpiece of art. Her words painted a beautiful world in which I could close my eyes and be swept away to. She weaves in the lives of two women, generations apart, and brings them together in the beauty and heartbreak tale that is love and loss. The details she brings to the page makes me ache to see the lands that she describes for myself, as she describes them so spectacularly. The characters bring life to the book, and each of them are so perfectly suited to bring personality and charm to the page. It’s heartbreaking, lovely, romantic, sweet, endearing, and charming. This is a book to get lost in.” —Alexa Jacobs, Goodreads, 2016