Gatekeepers of the Grapevine follows the lives of three very different women in Capetown,South Africa.
Elizabeth and Sarah are sisters who have almost nothing in common. Elizabeth has created a life for herself that has put her at the top of the pecking order in the gated community of Vintner’s Estate. She is in control of everyone and everything in her life and has no use for her artist sister Sarah, who is content with her simple life with her husband and child.
When Carolyn and her husband move into the exclusive community, Elizabeth tries hard to change her in to what Elizabeth feels she should be. But Carolyn isn’t as malleable as Elizabeth thinks. And things are about to change behind the gates.
When Sarah comes into her own and new residents move in to the estate, residents who don’t care who Elizabeth is and have no intention of being under her thumb, the numerous tiny cracks in Elizabeth’s life begin to shatter.
Ms. Paterson’s attention to detail is seen in every part of this book. Descriptions of the country and it’s beauty as well as the description of the homes and the characters were done to perfection.
A story of cultures, secrets, forgiveness and hope and maybe a little bit of karma, I wold happily read more from Ms. Paterson!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jane was born in South Africa and spent much of her early years traveling with her family, and later her husband. By her mid-20s, she had crossed the equator 8 times, visited 3 continents as well as several African countries and Indian Ocean islands. In 1999 she moved to the USA with her husband and two young children. After figuring out life in a typical New Jersey town, Jane started an etiquette business and began writing in her spare time. Her great love of reading, especially novels about Southern Africa, led her to set her first novel in Cape Town. When not writing, Jane is an active member of her local Toastmasters Club. She credits her high energy to rooibos tea and dark chocolate.
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