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.A pesar de que las reseñas que estoy viendo no son muy entusiastas me apetece mucho leer esta novela, no iré con altas expectativas en todo caso Besos. Hay pues me dejas un poco plof!!! Un beso. Pues tenía dudas porque Misión olvido tempalnza decepcionó, así que lo dejo pasar y me reafirmo, cuando el nombre del autor sale mas grande que el titulo del libro mal vamos
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — La templanza by María Dueñas. La templanza by María Dueñas. The New York Times bestselling author of The Time in Between returns with a magnificent new novel set in s Mexico City, Havana, and Spain about a self-made man who loses his fortune overnight but finds his destiny as he works to restore a legendary vineyard to its former glory, and to win the love of the combative widow who once owned the property.
Mauro Larrea sees the The New York Times bestselling author of The Time in Between returns with a magnificent new novel set in s Mexico City, Havana, and Spain about a self-made man who loses his fortune overnight but finds his destiny as he works to restore a legendary vineyard to its former glory, and to win the love of the combative widow who once owned the property. Mauro Larrea sees the fortune that he had built after years of hardship and toil come crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event.
Swamped by debts and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his last money in a daring move that offers him the opportunity to resuscitate his fortune. But when the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, wife of a London wine merchant, comes into his life, her passionate intensity lures him toward an unanticipated future.
The Vineyard spans diverse worlds, from the young Mexican republic to magnificent colonial Havana; from the West Indies to the Jerez of the second half of the nineteenth-century, when its wine trade with England turned the Andalusian city into a legendary cosmopolitan enclave.
A novel replete with glories and defeats, with silver mines, family intrigues, vineyards, and splendid places whose grandeur has faded in time, The Vineyard is a story of resilience in the face of adversity, of a lifeline forever altered by the force of passion. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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The main character is called Mauro Larrea. My Scribe copy calls him Larrera on the cover. Is this gross incompetence? Raquel Yes! Definitively not the same Any ideas when this book will be translated into English?
Asteropê October 3rd, https: See all 3 questions about La templanza…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I received this ARC from netgalley. Set in 's Mexico, Mauro Larrea's fortune is gone after a sudden disastrous event. Gambling the last of his money on a vineyard in Spain, he restores the vineyard to its former beauty.
This book fell flat for me and I didn't connect with the characters. Reading was comparable to listening to a long rambling historical narrative. View 2 comments.
You'll need an antidepressant or strong glass of something in order to get through the garbage that is The Vineyard. This book is cringe worthy, shudder-inducing, and frustrating beyond belief.
I cannot fathom how the author was able to get away with publishing such trash. It makes a mockery of writing, publishing, and reading. I am in total shock at how bad this book is It's ghastly, is what I'm trying to say. It was so tedious that I need a new, better word for tedious. It was so bad that I found myself literally feeling angry and frustrated as I read it.
It brought my entire mood down. I dreaded coming back to it and picking up where I had left off. The characters were shockingly simple and one-dimensional. Nothing made sense. The plot was all over the damn place. Nothing was enjoyable, least of all the descriptions. The descriptions. The author gave descriptions for her descriptions.
How is that even possible?!? Worst of all, the synopsis did not even match the plot!! Soledad wasn't widowed until the very end of the story, and the MC does not want to restore the vineyard to its former glory until the very, very end. SoOoOoOoOo tedious!!! Good riddance to this "book. Mar 27, C. As a fan of her first book, I was intrigued by the setting for this one: And as someone who grew up in southern Spain and is familiar with the famous sherry-producing region of Jerez, I decided it was a book I really wanted to read.
So, I did. As I prepared to write this review, I was surprised to see some of the vehemently negative reviews from other readers. I understand that books are subjective, one person's cup of tea is another person's poison, but really?
No, it is not. That said, it is a distinctly Spanish novel, in that Duenas doesn't adhere to the time-honored methods familiar to most contemporary English-speaking writers and readers. She uses shifting third-person points of view in this one, which at times, especially when in the head of Larrea, the male protagonist, proves effective. At other moments, such as with Soledad, the enigmatic woman he encounters upon his unexpected return to Spain, it's less so. Yet Duenas's deft turns of phrase and powers of description are on full display here, and I read this book in English, not Spanish, though I might go back some day and read it in the language in which it was written.
Overall, the way the story is told can be a challenging for those expecting a streamlined narrative and definitive point of view. Mauro Larrea is a successful former miner and widower who has built an empire in Mexico when a business deal gone awry due to the U. Civil War plunges him into chaos. With a crumbling estate to protect and two grown children - one of whom, his wayward son, is engaged to a wealthy Mexican heiress - he cuts a deal with a loan-shark to stave off the scandalous revelation of his new-found penury and embarks on an ocean-crossing journey to replenish his wealth that ends up with him finding himself instead.
While Larrea comes across almost as a cliche of the Iberian male with his "impressive physique" and unwillingness to let his heart be seen, his arrival in Havana, one of Spain's last remaining colonies in the New World, strips him of his defenses while testing him to his limit.
The Cuban part of the book simmers with the sultry passion and excitement of that small island dominated by an Hispanic classicist society and melting pot of cultures introduced by the slave trade.
A particular life-changing scene for Larrea over a game of billiards in a Havana brothel is mesmerizing. His eventual return to Spain dampens the book a bit, mainly because at the time, Spain was dampened as her once-vast empire fell apart. Larrea's arrival in a country he barely recalls is poignant, however, as his eventual meeting of Soledad, the woman who will pierce his heart. What follows involves a lot of wrangling over land and inheritances that can be muddled, but Larrea's evolution from hardened business tycoon intent on rescuing his fortune to knight errant intent on rescuing a woman who really doesn't require much in the way of rescuing holds the disparate threads together.
Duenas knows her country and her people. Though certain areas in the book could have been explored more, and other areas might have benefited from less, this novel is constructed in the grand, now near-extinct tradition of an actual 19th century novel, complete with impromptu conflagrations and dastardly sons-in-law. To me, as a fellow writer, it's indeed an ambitious feat. I'm making an exception to this book for two reasons: Where's the descriptions of setting, characters, etc.
I was really hoping for a rich look at Mexico and mining during the US civil war 's instead it was a lecture on so-so did this and so-so did that.
And all I want to know is why? And how does that affect our lead guy?
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