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bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the
land’s bounty yields a rich harvest … and family secrets that have long been
Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the sleepy
Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination
cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary
arts. Bella Vista’s rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple
orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel’s
project … and the perfect place for her to forget the past.
But Isabel’s carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when
swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O’Neill arrives to dig up old history.
He has always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own
closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing
sensuality of Isabel’s kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.
The dreamy sweetness of summer is the perfect time of year
for a grand family wedding and the enchanting Beekeeper’s Ball, bringing
emotions to a head in a story where the past and present collide to create an
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