Bluestone & Vine by Donna Kauffman

Bluestone & Vine

"Kauffman's characters are adorably human and so very magnetic." Pippa MacMillan is a legend on the Irish folk music scene. But when her voice requires a time-out, she's left wondering how--and where--to find happiness in the silence . . .Seeking answers, Pippa leaves Ireland in favor of a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Turns out lovely Blue Hollow Falls is the perfect place to heal--and solitary Seth Brogan is...

Details Bluestone & Vine

TitleBluestone & Vine
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Bluestone & Vine

  • Claire Robinson
    4.5 - "Come to Blue Hollow Falls and fall in love... Like I have." Stars!Returning to Blue Hollow Falls for the second book in the series; Bluestone & Vine finally gives us Seth Brogan’s story.It’s not often I take much notice when an author starts posting pictures of her inspiration for a certain character. Mainly because they never look like how I want to envision them in my head. But when Donna starting posting pictures of the yumminess ab...
  • Beth
    BlueStone & Vine was my kind of romance! Pippa needs a break from the limelight with her successful career as a folk singer when she recuperates from a tragic vocal cord accident. What better way to disappear than house swap with a friend of the family. Heading to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, was the perfect place for Pippa. Not only does she instantly fit in with the locals in the remote little town, but romantic sparks immediately fly ...
  • Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
    Oh, I was so looking forward to Seth's book...and Bluestone & Vine was picture-perfect right from the start. With off-the-charts chemistry, a couple you can't help but root for, and a super sweet, sexy romance, Bluestone & Vine has everything I want in a love story. I absolutely loved every bit of this story and did not want to put it down. There were so many wonderful emotions. The author wrote an amazing story with the right amount of conflict ...
  • Taryn
    Unbeknownst to Seth his sister has agreed to do a house swap with her best friends sister. She wants to go abroad for some much needed alone time so she can study for the bar and her friends sister, a famous singer, needs to get away and think about her career. You see Pippa had to have throat surgery and even though things have heeled she is a bit scared of singing, she can't get the fear of her vocal cords rupturing again out of her head. Seth ...
  • Gale
    I took a day to try to put my feelings for Bluestone & Vine into words for this review to try to convey how strongly I feel about it. First, know that this story is AMAZING – I needed to tell you that up front. After that, words truly fail me.We met Seth, our hero, in book one as he was a sort of wingman to Sawyer. I fell in love with Blue Hollow Falls with that first book, loved the novella that came after, but B&V made me want to call a realt...
  • Kait Nolan
    OMG. SO SO MUCH LOVE. This book was such a joy. I've loved all of Donna Kauffman's books, but with this series she's really leveled up. So bravo. My only complaint is her publisher is listing the next book as "Now Available" when it's only on preorder (until October) and that's just mean because I want more!
  • Taryn
    Unbeknownst to Seth his sister has agreed to do a house swap with her best friends sister. She wants to go abroad for some much needed alone time so she can study for the bar and her friends sister, a famous singer, needs to get away and think about her career. You see Pippa had to have throat surgery and even though things have heeled she is a bit scared of singing, she can't get the fear of her vocal cords rupturing again out of her head. Seth ...
  • Sue Galuska
    Pippa MacMillan is famous Irish folk singer but because of a recent vocal surgery, she has not performed for over a year. Wanting to get away from everything and hide out in a place where no one knows her, Pippa agrees to her sister Katie's plan where she goes to the US, while Katie's old college roommate, Moira "Mouse" Brogan comes and stays at Pippa's place in Ireland. Now, Moira just needs to let her big brother, Seth know that he is going to ...
  • Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
    Fast, sweet contemporary romance. I have really enjoyed this series so far. And I have to say that Seth has been a favorite of mine throughout the series.
  • J.M. Powers
    Though Bluestone and Vine is the second book of the Blue Hollow Falls series, it works a stand-alone story.The main character, Pippa MacMillan, is a feisty, independent, Irish folk singer. Due to a catastrophe onstage, she stays out of the limelight to recover. She house-swaps with her sister’s friend for a quiet, private cabin in the mountains of Virginia. With tabloids following her every move, Pippa grabs the opportunity. Seth Brogan, a form...
  • Claire Mc Partlin
    This is the third book I have read in this series, and each one has been a delight to read. I have to also mention the covers, as I do love a good book cover, and the ones in this series just draw me in every time, they're so lovely and inviting.This time we meet Pippa, an Irish folk singer, who has had major trouble with her voice recently and is recovering from an operation. She is very famous in Europe, but not so much in the US, so when the o...
  • Eileen
    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Bluestone & Vine by Donna Kaufman, the second book in her Blue Hollow Falls series and I really struggled to put it down. This is a story of two loss souls who are starting over again, hoping they are on the right path toward their futures. A former Special Forces soldier, Seth works on his renovated stone barn and beautiful hillside into a vineyard. Pippa MacMillan, a super star on the Irish folk music scene, voice requires...
  • Leah
    I love Donna Kauffman’s books and jump at the chance to read every single one! This latest book lives up the promise of all her prior books. Ms. Kauffman knows how to tell a story that will tug on your heartstrings and leave you sighing happily at the end.Seth Brogan left the military and moved to the mountains of Virginia to get away from the noise and find some peace. He bought a vineyard in shoddy condition with some interesting animals and ...
  • Cathy Geha
    BlueStone & Vine by Donna KauffmanBlue Hollow Falls #2If I could move to live in this community I believe I would. The people are wonderful with true friendships, sense of community and love of family. In this book Pippa and Seth meet, fight their attraction and then succumb. Seth with his vineyard and wine to make has a huge giving heart that gives as much to Pippa as she gives to him. She is afraid…and worried and is thrilled to find “music...
  • Carrie
    ***I received an eARC that was provided to me by the author and NetGalley.Pippa MacMillan, an Irish folk singer, has had a difficult past year having undergone surgery to repair her ruptured vocal cords. Rumors are flying that she may not be able to sing again. Pippa’s more than a little worried herself. When her sister’s best friend from college proposes swapping houses, Pippa jumps at the chance to get away from it all. Pippa comes crashing...
  • Terri
    Ms. Kauffman was able to transport me to the beautiful mountain area of Blue Hollow Falls with the gorgeous painting of it with her words. Her love of the mountains shines through her work and makes the reader hungry to experience them for themselves. Kauffman is able to paint her romances with words in much the same way. She makes the reader yearn for just such a romance! The romance of Pippa, an Irish folk singer who's trying to heal her voice,...
  • Angie
    Donna doesn't disappoint! I admit to being a big fan of Kauffman's, so my expectations for this book--the second in the Blue Hollow Falls trilogy--were high. As always, her characters are down to earth and relatable, to the point where you miss 'em when the last page has been turned. Blue Hollow Falls is so well drawn that you almost believe you will find it along Skyline Drive; it is easy to imagine these folks against this backdrop.In BlueStone...
  • Jennifer Allison
    This is a book that will grab you from the very beginning. The main characters are Seth and Pippa. Pippa is taking a break from her home in Ireland to recoup and start back up with her career, as a folk singer and song writer. Seth’s sister decided to do a house swap with Pippa but she put Seth’s home, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, as the place for Pippa to go. Seth is starting up a winery after his time in the Army. He has a uniqu...
  • Allison
    This is the story of Seth and Pippa. Seth is a newly minted vintner and Pippa is a world famous folk musician. They end up together in the small town of Blue Falls Hollow, Viginia and the rest is history.This was an excellent read. I liked how the story centred on relationships, and not just the central romantic one. These relationships are all deep, well rounded and satisfying. While the male lead is not my type physically, he is all one could w...
  • Lilia
    Fantastic! I received an advance copy of this book. I couldn’t wait to find out more about Seth Brogan after reading Blue Hollow Falls almost a year ago. He did not disappoint, all 6’6” of him. Strappingly handsome, with long flowing hair and neatly trimmed beard, he’s a mountain man with an Army Ranger past, a new vineyard underway and a kind but lonely heart. Only thing missing? A lovely lass by his side. Enter petite, red-haired, Pippa...
  • Leslie Ooten
    I enjoyed this one. This was more of a slow burn romance than I'm used to, but I liked the story enough that it made up for it :) The writing flowed well, and I liked the characters. I thought Pippa was a great h, and I liked that she brought out Seth's playful side. I liked Seth, but he was came across as scared several times, and honestly that's not something I associate with former special forces. I liked the secondary characters, even the ani...
  • Quinn Fforde
    Seth and Pippa's story was so moving! I laughed, I cried, I stopped and considered what I had just read. I know I will be thinking about this story for a long time to come.I loved Seth in the first book of the series, so I have really been looking forward to this book. He is so funny and also so insightful. In this book we also see how compassionate, giving, and romantic he is.Pippa has a sparkling personality with a healthy dash of practicality....
  • Paula
    Perfect time for a visit to the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. Bluestone & Vine by Donna Kauffman makes you believe that you have done just that. Thank goodness we don’t all have to cross an ocean to do so as Pippa MacMillan does. Hopefully none is recovering from surgery as she is too. As she finds there is not better place to do so than Blue Hollow Falls. Again normal well-adjusted characters grace the pages of Ms. Kauffman’s book. Life has...
  • Jill
    Is it possible to come home to a place that was never actually your home? A place where belonging and family transcends all traditional meaning. If so, that place is Blue Hollow Falls and Bluestone & Vine for Pippa MacMillan. In a plot similar to one of my favorite holiday movies, The Holiday, Pippa swaps houses with Seth Brogan’s sister and finds herself in the mountains for some peace and downtime. Seth’s winery and his menagerie of animals...
  • Rosemarie Grainer
    Wow! Well worth the wait.What a great story with superb characters. Pippa and Seth are just so real. So is the rest of the cast in here. The story is longer than many I have read lately and utilizes every bit. Occasionally you do want to shake both of them up and tell them to figure it out, but they are both trying to be nice for each other as well as themselves.This story has a relaxed pace, a positive tone and a very strongly character oriented...
  • Molly
    Blue Stone & Vine, the newest addition to the Blue Hollow Falls series, is another excellent read by Donna Kauffman. You can certainly read it as a stand-alone but it's more enjoyable when you know all about their history as a "family." This is a relaxing love story with powerful characters who are full of humor and a strong sense of family and loyalty. Their love seems to bloom in a very relatable way...humor comes in the form of a llama (be pre...
  • Linda
    This is the first book I have read by this author and it won't be the last. Wow! I could not put this down once I started reading it. The setting is gorgeous with descriptions by the author that made me feel like I was right there in the beautiful little town nestled in the hills. I could almost smell the pines trees and hear the falls roaring along with the characters. The main characters are delightful, well- developed, and real. The emotions t...
  • Kathy Jund
    4.5 stars!!!!! Blue Hollow Falls a small village nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia has become a safe haven for many of its inhabitants both old and new. Seth Brogan is himself one who can boast that he has found Blue Hollow Falls his home peace and tranquility he finds soothing. Coming from a large family, raised in Seattle a whole coast away, after serving his time for his country; the huge hulk of a man has decide he wants to try ...
  • Pat Aschenbeck
    BlueStone & Vine is my favorite book in the series so far. The setting of the book made me want to take a trip to see all the wonderful sites in the area and meet the people in the book (If only I could). The store is about Seth, who is trying make a go starting a winery and Pippa who is recovering from life altering surgery. Pippa does a house swap with Seth’s sister and he gets stuck having to put her up for a few months. Sparks fly. He doesn...
  • Bette Hansen
    Loved this book! It was so wonderful to go back to the magical town of Blue Hollow Falls. A place where people care for each other and neighbors look out for each one another. Seth Brogan needed this place and this vineyard when he left the special forces. Now the town needs him just as much since he's become such an important part of the community. He's surprised to find out that his sister has agreed to a house swap with a woman from Ireland. E...