The Loire Valley, 1895. When seventeen-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
A riveting tale of betrayal, retribution, love, and
redemption, Kristen Harnisch’s debut novel immerses readers in the rich
vineyard culture of both the Old and New Worlds, the burgeoning cities of late
nineteenth-century America, and a spirited heroine’s fight to determine her
destiny. Download and start listening now!