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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (910 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Crosby Narrator: P. J. Davis-Oran Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wine Country Mysteries Release Date:
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Lucie Montgomery’s semi-estranged brother, Eli, calls her in France to tell her their father, Leland, has been killed in a hunting accident on the family’s five hundred acre Virginia vineyard. But the vineyard is now shabby and run-down and her siblings want to sell it. Then Lucie’s godfather tells her Leland’s death was no accident. With her greedy brother, hell-raising sister, and a seemingly cut-rate vintner hired by Leland just before he died, all the suspects are disturbingly close to home. Unsure whom she can trust, Lucie must uncover the truth—and oversee a successful harvest—to save the vineyard she loves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like a fine wine, full-bodied, complex and satisfying.”

    South Florida Sun-Sentinal

  • “A fast-paced, intriguing debut that holds interest from cover to cover.”

    Kirkus (starred review)

  • “This is a terrific kickoff to what promises to be a highly satisfying new series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An absorbing plot, rich with details on the wine industry, and an evocative sense of the lush Virginia countryside are the main sources of appeal here.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jess | 2/19/2014

    " This book was striking me as light and entertaining, although nothing special, until the author decided to invent some incredibly stereotypical Latino farm worker characters. It couldn't really rise again from that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/14/2014

    " This one was pretty good, and it was fun to read because I live in Loudoun County, VA, so I knew of the places of which the author was writing, and even recognized the ones where she had changed the name and part of the description. I enjoyed how the author intertwined wine making history and practice into the story, and even learned some things I didn't know that I will take with me to my next visit to a winery and tasting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Millicent | 2/2/2014

    " fun read - in northern virginia, mystery and wine. terrific combination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shirley | 2/2/2014

    " This book was marvelous. So many twists and turns. Introductions of characters were well done. There are some you will hate and some you will love. Luce has had a hard life and there are more struggles to come. I love a mystery within a mystery. This book delivers that and so much more. "

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About the Narrator

P. J. Davis-Oran is a an actress and singer who has performed in theaters across the country, playing such diverse roles as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Pauline in The Winter’s Tale, and Doatsea Mae in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She has appeared on television as well and currently lives in New York City.