Joanell Serra, Writer

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Joanell Serra, Writer

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 The Vines We Planted Audio-book is now available on Audible and Amazon!  The Vines We Planted – on Audible.

The narrator did a lovely job. So far readers/listeners are sending me great (happy) feedback. Check it out. If you don’t already belong to Audible, please consider joining and making Vines your first (free) book. You’ll choose one audio-book a month. It’s a great deal. You’ll be amazed how many more books you “read” when you can listen in the car, train etc. Enjoy.

The Vines We Planted is available now wherever books are sold.

There are so many things to love about The Vines We Planted by Joanell Serra. This is an easy read you will devour in one or two sittings; most definitely a book you won’t want to put down!

The characters in The Vines We Planted are deep and very well written. ..  I was very surprised when I learned this was Serra’s debut novel, she writes like a seasoned author with several novels under her belt. – Crystal Otto, Women on Writing.

Click the link below to see it on Amazon.

The Vines We Planted


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Simply go to the listing on Amazon and click “Review this Item.”

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Five Stars!

“..the story of a family facing struggles…delicately and expertly woven together in a saga set in California around Uriel’s family vineyards, where each relationship appears to have a bearing on others…” –Jane Finch for Readers’ Favorite


After reading Joanell Serra’s The Vines We Planted, I was not at all surprised to learn that she is a licensed therapist. Her characters were beautifully captured; with all of them, the readers are given an in-depth view into their complexities and emotional experiences. You can’t help but root from them as they face overwhelming challenges, from potential deportation to a failing marriage to secrets that threaten to upend their entire life views. The way Serra wove together multiple stories was gripping–this is the kind of book you can easily read in one or two sittings!

Catherine Brown – Writer and Writing Professional.


Here’s a little bit about the book:

In the heart of the California wine country, secrets seem to grow on the vines that Uriel Macon’s family have tended for generations.

Uriel, the winery’s young widower, steers clear of complicated relationships. He prefers the lonely comfort of his vineyard and his horses, until he is reminded of his love affair with Amanda Scanlon; a relationship that ended when she abruptly left the country years ago under a cloud of mystery.

When Amanda returns to Sonoma because of a family crisis, she tries to mend the broken relationships she left behind. In addition, she seeks the truth about her parents’ complicated history and her own parentage.

But Amanda’s unveiling of the past has devastating consequences. In the midst of California’s beautiful Sonoma Valley, the Scanlon family struggles to overcome harsh realities with dignity and grace.

Both Amanda and Uriel stretch to take care of their families, which are facing immigration issues, marital crises, and loss. While navigating these challenges, the couple must decide if they trust themselves to love again, or to finally let each other go.

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