The Loire Valley, 1895. When 17-year-old Sara Thibault's father is killed in a mudslide, her mother sells their vineyard to a rival family whose eldest son marries Sara's sister, Lydia. But a violent tragedy compels Sara and her sister to flee to New York, forcing Sara to put aside her dream of following in her father's footsteps as a master winemaker. Meanwhile, Philippe Lemieux has arrived in California with the ambition of owning the largest vineyard in Napa by 1900. When he receives word of his brother's death in France, he resolves to bring the killer to justice.
Sara has traveled to California in hopes of making her own way in the winemaking world. When she encounters Philippe in a Napa vineyard, they are instantly drawn to one another, but Sara knows he is the one man who could return her family's vineyard to her - or send her straight to the guillotine.
A riveting tale of betrayal, retribution, love, and redemption, Kristen Harnisch's debut novel immerses listeners in the rich vineyard culture of both the Old and New Worlds, the burgeoning cities of late 19th-century America, and a spirited heroine's fight to determine her destiny.
Cosa ne pensano gli iscritti
- AN Dawson
A beautifully rendered story of love, work, hardship and the land that bind people
I truly enjoyed this novel. I have lived in France and now live in Sonoma County, intimately involved with many aspects of the wine industry where we live. This story is very accurate in its descriptions and transports you back to an era in this country very rarely tackled, in the infancy of American wine production, all the more interesting from a perspective of a French winemakers. Complex and earnest are the characters and the long woven tale itself. Thank you!