About the Book
Thirteen years ago, Natalie lost a part of herself when her twin sister died. Will traveling back to the family winery finally put the memory to rest, or will it completely destroy her?
When Natalie Mitchell learns her beloved grandfather has had a heart attack, she’s forced to return to their family-owned winery in Sonoma, something she never intended to do. She’s avoided her grandparents’ sprawling home and all its memories since the summer her sister died—the awful summer Natalie’s nightmares began. But the winery is failing, and Natalie’s father wants her to shut it down. As the majority shareholder, she has the power to do so.
And Natalie never says no to her father.
Tanner Collins, the vintner on Maoilios, is trying to salvage a bad season and put the Mitchell family’s winery back in business. When Natalie Mitchell shows up, Tanner sees his future about to be crushed. Natalie intends to close the gates, unless he can convince her otherwise. But the Natalie he remembers from childhood is long gone, and he’s not so sure he likes the woman she’s become. Still, the haunted look she wears hints at secrets he wants to unearth. He soon discovers that on the night her sister died, the real Natalie died too. And Tanner must do whatever it takes to resurrect her.
But finding freedom from the past means facing it.
About the Author
Catherine West is an award-winning author writing stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. Educated in Bermuda, England and Canada, Catherine holds a degree in English from the University of Toronto. When she's not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children. Catherine is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and is represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary Management.
Having previously published three popular romance and women's fiction titles, Catherine will publish her first novel through Harper Collins Christian Publishing this summer. The Things We Knew, a family drama set on Nantucket, released July 12th, 2016.
Catherine West has written a beautiful, inspiring, and soul searching story that will touch the heart of readers. From page one West draws readers into the story with the various family dynamics her characters deal with, including conflict, guilt and regret from past mistakes, and heart-churning love. Throughout the story, West takes readers through a turbulent ride of emotions, causing readers to both laugh and cry. This story causes deep thoughts and emotions as readers reflect on their own life and personal successes and challenges. Readers will not be able to put this well-written and sensitive and attaching story down. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy inspirational contemporary romance.
Genre: contemporary, romance, Christian
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: March 28, 2017
Number of pages: 320
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of the book was provided by the publisher via the author's street team. A review was not required and all views and opinons expressed are my own.
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