Awards & Praise for Whispering Vines


Whispering Vines wins a 2017 LYRA Award

The Annual LYRA Awards are designed to find and promote the best in independent fiction. lyra_award_seal

Whispering Vines was chosen as a 2017 Illumination Award winner for one of the top three Christian romance books of 2016.

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Just some of the praise for Whispering Vines

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Captivating Story

By Serious Reading on April 26, 2016

Whispering Vines is a captivating story written by Amy Schisler, an award-winning author who has already published three novels and one children’s book. She also has a professional blog that has a large number of readers from all across the globe. Before venturing into the writing industry, she used to work as a librarian and a teacher. Currently, she lives with her husband and three daughters in the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Alex O Donnell is faced with a series of challenges that force her to relocate from her Baltimore apartment to a villa in Italy. It is in this new home that she discovers that there is a vineyard under her name. This realization brings back to life her aspirations, hopes, and dreams. She decides to visit the vineyard only to be welcomed by a stern co-owner of the vineyard, Nicolas Giordano. However, their interaction changes his personality completely. Nicholas starts to fall in love with Alex. He has to regain his control over the business and at the same time ensure he does now reveal his true feelings for Alex. All that changes when they come across a journal from World War II that encourages them to work together to grow the business and trace their roots.

Whispering Vines is a well-written story whose characters have unique personalities. They both overcome every challenge that they come across to not only establish a family but also to understand their origin. More importantly, the characters perfectly suit the story and the message that the author wants to convey to the world. The heartbreaking, endearing, charming, and romantic scenes will surely inveigle you to keep reading. The author also went an extra mile to create fast-paced scenes that allows one to follow the main character, Alex, as she relocates to Italy and meets her lover.

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A Verbal Masterpiece of Art

By Author, Alexa Jacobs on March 16, 2016

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 which I could close my eyes and be swept away to. She weaves together the lives of two women, generations apart, in a beautiful and heartbreaking tale of love and loss. The details she brings to the page make 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 Jacbos, Rising Ridge

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The Perfect Recipe

By Author and Editor, Judith Reveal on March 16, 2016

Amy Schisler’s Whispering Vines is well styled, fast paced, and engaging, the perfect recipe for an excellent book. Readers will follow her main character, Alex, from an unsatisfying life in Baltimore, to a dream life in Italy where she finds success and romance mixed with mystery and intrigue. This one is hard to put down, but easy to pick back up again. You won t be disappointed. –Judith Reveal, The Four Elements of Fiction