THE WINEMAKERS A NOVEL OF WINE AND SECRETS

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The Winemakers

Author : Jan Moran
ISBN : 9781951314101
Genre : Fiction
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A young winemaker. A devastating family secret. A truth that could destroy the man she loves. Napa Valley, 1956: Winemaker Caterina Rosetta and her mother Ava harbor family secrets and face threats that could ruin their family winery, Mille Étoiles Vineyards. Concealing her husband's past in Tuscany, Ava Rosetta struggles to manage the vineyard, while her high-spirited, passionate daughter Caterina—a wine-blending savant—has inherited Ava's talent for crafting wine and guarding damaging secrets. Caterina hides a truth that could ruin her in the eyes of her mother and traditional society: An illegitimate child. The father, Santo—Caterina's childhood best friend—abandoned her without explanation, leaving her with nowhere to turn. Devastated, Caterina journeys to their ancestral vineyard in Montalcino, Italy to claim an inheritance from her grandmother and seize the chance to start a new life. There, for the first time, she meets her unknown, extended family and discovers shocking secrets that could destroy the man she loves—who still loves her. Caterina realizes her happiness and the entire future of Mille Étoiles Vineyards depend on her ability to unravel the mysteries of the past—if she has the strength to face them. Originally published by St. Martin's Press, this beloved, bestselling saga is returning soon in ebook and print formats. Pre-order your ebook now or save to your wish list for the print editions. Also by Jan Moran: The Chocolatier, Scent of Triumph, and Hepburn's Necklace. For readers who enjoy the historical fiction of Danielle Steel, Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Susan Meissner, and Renee Rosen. REVIEWS "Caterina is a dream of a protagonist, and her mother, for all her flaws, is relatable as a parent so desperate to see her child happy and prosperous that she will do whatever it takes. Readers will devour this page-turner as the mystery and passions spin out. VERDICT: A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery." - Library Journal "As she did with fragrance and scent-making in Scent of Triumph, Moran weaves knowledge of wine and winemaking into this intense family drama." – Booklist "We were spellbound by the thread of deception weaving the book's characters into a tangled web, and turned each page anticipating the outcome." - The Mercury News "Absolutely adored THE WINEMAKERS. Beautifully layered and utterly compelling. Intriguing from start to finish. A story not to be missed." - Jane Porter, USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author "Wildly romantic and utterly compelling, THE WINEMAKERS is full of family secrets and gorgeous descriptions of the Italian countryside and the vineyards of the Napa Valley. I was completely swept away!" - Anita Hughes, author of Rome In Love "Told with exquisite elegance and style, THE WINEMAKERS is a dazzling tale rich with family secrets, fine wine, and romance that will leave you breathless."- Juliette Sobanet, author of Sleeping with Paris
Category: Fiction

Life Is A Cabernet

Author : Jan Moran
ISBN : 9781942073628
Genre : Fiction
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From Jan Moran, the author of The Winemakers, comes a riveting novella that’s as rich and irresistible as a fine cabernet wine. Napa Valley, 1956: Years ago, after Juliana Cardona’s fiancé was killed in an army ambush, she didn’t know if she could ever find the strength to risk love again. Now Juliana, who has a passion for winemaking, is determined to build her own business as a wine publicist and create an independent life. But when Juliana holds a press event in San Francisco, she meets a mysterious winemaker, Henri Laurent, who is everything she never thought she’d find again. However, Juliana is shocked to discover that Henri is hiding a long-buried secret that threatens to devastate their budding relationship. In order to find happiness and the life she’d once thought was gone forever, she must find the strength to uncover tragedies and face the troubled past with the man she loves—but only if her heart can risk the chance of love once more. This is a companion novella to The Winemakers, a full-length historical romance novel from St. Martin's Press.
Category: Fiction

The Winemaker S Secret

Author : Cynthia Ellingsen
ISBN : 1503904539
Genre : Fiction
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Someone is out to destroy the family vineyard--and expose its secrets--in this atmospheric novel from Cynthia Ellingsen, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Lighthouse Keeper. Abby Harrington's family has dedicated their lives to cultivating the family vineyard and collecting vintage wines. But it takes only one night for the priceless collection to vanish, stolen during Abby's grandparents' sixtieth anniversary celebration. Then a devastating plane crash leaves her grandfather clinging to life in intensive care. Desperate to take action, Abby sets out to discover who stole the precious wine--and why. The clues lead her to dark truths about her family she is not prepared to face. Soon Abby begins receiving threatening messages and doubting those closest to her. Making things even more complicated, the attractive doctor who saved her grandfather's life offers her a shoulder to lean on just as the man she once loved returns to the vineyard. The more truths Abby is forced to confront, the more her world spins off its axis. Can she unravel the secrets of the past in time to save the vineyard's future--and her own?
Category: Fiction

Flawless A Love California Series Novel Book 1

Author : Jan Moran
ISBN : 9780963906588
Genre : Fiction
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A handsome celebrity chef. A treacherous ex. Can Verena Valent survive the biggest break of her career, or will it break her? After a chance meeting with celebrity chef Lance Martel in Beverly Hills, Verena Valent realizes there's more to life than business. A trip to Paris and a surprise meeting with Lance ignites a romance Verena hadn't expected, though after a failed relationship, Verena has learned to protect her heart against those who seem too good to be true. As heiress to a skincare empire, Verena Valent must navigate a dazzling yet treacherous world. Despite an international business tycoon and ex-fiancé who threatens her family business, Verena discovers that family, friends, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance with the chef who's stolen her heart? Flawless is the first book in the Love California series of linked, stand-alone books that can be ready in any order. Set in Southern California with international travel, this fun series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams while navigating the turbulence of dating and family life. Tasteful Women's Fiction, Rating: PG. Also available in audiobook. VIsit JanMoran.com. BOOK AWARDS: Reader's Favorite Bronze Award for Historical Fiction San Diego Book Awards Finalist The Kindle Book Review Book Awards Finalist "Flawless is an astute, intelligent, gripping romance for the modern woman… a heroine you can't fail to care for and understand." - Hannah Fielding, Author of The Echoes of Love "An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster THE LOVE, CALIFORNIA SERIES: FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris) BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain) RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland) ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco) STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen) SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney) Discover Jan's sweeping HISTORICAL FICTION from St. Martin’s Press: THE WINEMAKERS: A Novel of Wine and Secrets - A mother and daughter keep disastrous secrets from each other in Napa Valley and Italy of the 1950s. SCENT OF TRIUMPH: A Novel of Perfume and Passion - A French perfumer’s obsession to reunite her family in the midst of WWII.
Category: Fiction

Beauty Mark A Love California Series Novel Book 2

Author : Jan Moran
ISBN : 9781942073024
Genre : Fiction
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In the glamorous world of high stakes beauty and fashion, Scarlett Sandoval is a top intellectual property attorney in such demand that her firm sends private jets to shuttle her between Los Angeles, New York, London, and Madrid. In the midst of a critical trademark deal between a top fashion designer and an international cosmetic company, Scarlett is shocked to learn that in order to achieve her coveted partnership, one devious partner expects more than she is willing to surrender. Soon she is marked for murder. Her denial not only threatens to derail her hard-won career, but it also endangers her life and the lives of those close to her. Johnny, a handsome Beverly Hills restaurant owner she's known all her life, offers his protection, but one fateful evening, their platonic friendship ignites. When Scarlett's world erupts and she discovers there is no way back to the life she once had, her other single friends help her through the turmoil. Can Scarlett mend her life, or has she made an irrevocable mistake in business, and in love? Beauty Mark is the second book in the Love, California series (formerly the Hostile Beauty series), but can also be read as a stand-alone novel. Follow a group of smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life in the business of beauty. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams. AUTHOR INTERVIEW Q – What's interesting about this contemporary women's fiction/romance series? A – The Love, California series is a blend of women's contemporary fiction with strong female leads, close girlfriend friendships, and romantic relationships. The single women in this series are stylish, creative, and smart, but like any of us, they sometimes make mistakes. I really enjoy helping them overcome their challenges. Q – Why should readers choose the Love, California series? A – Because they're fun, vicarious stories ripped from the glamorous world of beauty, yet infused with deep friendships and romantic relationships. My award-winning books have reached the top ten bestseller list in prestigious Rizzoli Bookstore, and as high as #14 on the Amazon Top 100 List for paid books. And I'm thrilled that my historical romance, Scent of Triumph, is published by St. Martin's Press, a leading New York publisher. Q – And what kind of books do you like to read? A – I read widely across genres. I love Barbara Taylor Bradford family sagas series, Lauren Willig historical fiction books, Melissa Foster romance novel series, Elizabeth Adler epic sagas, Anita Hughes contemporary fiction novels, Danielle Steel romance best sellers and strong female leads, Michelle Gable Paris novels, and Candace Bushnell contemporary fiction bestsellers. These are the ones I love to snuggle with by the fireplace. Thank you for reading! And please visit me online at JanMoran.com eBook Categories - Contemporary Fiction Novel Series - Contemporary Fiction Bestsellers - Family Saga Series - Romance Novel Series - Romance Bestsellers - Romantic Suspense Novels - Strong Female Leads - Women's Fiction Best Sellers - Friendship
Category: Fiction

The Chocolatier

Author : Jan Moran
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A young widow. A husband she thought she knew. Will a chocolatier’s secret destroy the family left behind? "A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery.” – Library Journal San Francisco, 1953: Heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatière, resolves to take their young son to Italy’s shimmering Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father’s family. Just as she embarks on a magical, romantic life of making chocolate by the sea surrounded by a loving family, she begins to suspect that her husband had a dark secret—forged in the final days of WWII—that could destroy the relationships she’s come to cherish. While a second chance at love is tempting, the mystery of her husband’s true identity thwarts her efforts. Challenged to pursue the truth or lose the life she’s come to love, Celina and her late husband’s brother, Lauro, must trace the past to a remote, Peruvian cocoa region to face the deceit that threatens to shatter their lives. In The Chocolatier, Jan Moran, an international bestselling author of the contemporary Summer Beach series, and the historical novels The Winemakers and Scent of Triumph from St. Martin's Press, offers a testament to the power of forgiveness and the resilience of love, along with insights into the world of chocolate-making. The Chocolatier is also available in audiobook. For readers of Danielle Steel, Renee Rosen, Susan Meissner, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Chanel Cleeton, and Gill Paul. “A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow.” – Booklist “Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.” – USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster Excerpt: One chocolate truffle had changed her destiny. Indeed, it was one of Celina’s best—a silky cocoa powder-dusted truffle filled with raspberry-infused, dark chocolate ganache and enrobed with a couverture, a layer of rich chocolate that melted optimally with the warmth of the body. After she had offered one to a weary, dark-haired soldier who had just returned from the European front, he introduced himself as Tony Savoia, an Italian immigrant whose family had owned and operated Cioccolata Savoia before war rationing had made sugar difficult to obtain. And so the journey begins...give yourself the gift of The Chocolatier now.
Category: Fiction

Eight Hundred Grapes

Author : Laura Dave
ISBN : 9781476789255
Genre : Fiction
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When her wedding is cancelled after her fiancé reveals a shocking secret, Georgia Ford returns to her family's Sonoma vineyard where she, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, her brothers and everything familiar, discovers that her fiancé wasn't the only one keeping secrets. Reading-group guide available. Tour.
Category: Fiction

The Lost Vintage

Author : Ann Mah
ISBN : 9780062823335
Genre : Fiction
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“If you enjoyed Sarah’s Key and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, then this wonderful book by Ann Mah is for you.” -- Tatiana de Rosnay Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II. To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. She’s failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last chance. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife, Heather, who now oversee day-to-day management of the grapes. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a talented young winemaker and her first love. At the vineyard house, Kate is eager to help her cousin clean out the enormous basement that is filled with generations of discarded and forgotten belongings. Deep inside the cellar, behind a large armoire, she discovers a hidden room containing a cot, some Resistance pamphlets, and an enormous cache of valuable wine. Piqued by the secret space, Kate begins to dig into her family’s history—a search that takes her back to the dark days of World War II and introduces her to a relative she never knew existed, a great–half aunt who was a teenager during the Nazi occupation. As she learns more about her family, the line between resistance and collaboration blurs, driving Kate to find the answers to two crucial questions: Who, exactly, did her family aid during the difficult years of the war? And what happened to six valuable bottles of wine that seem to be missing from the cellar’s collection?
Category: Fiction

Beauty Mark

Author : Jan Moran
ISBN : 1942073682
Genre : Fiction
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In the glamorous world of high stakes beauty and fashion, Scarlett Sandoval, top intellectual property attorney, learns one partner expects more than she's willing to surrender. Johnny, a Beverly Hills restaurateur, offers his protection, but soon their platonic friendship ignites. Has Scarlett made an irrevocable mistake in business and in love?
Category: Fiction

Extreme Wine

Author : Mike Veseth
ISBN : 9781442219243
Genre : Business & Economics
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In Extreme Wine, wine economist and best-selling author Mike Veseth circles the globe searching for the best, worst, cheapest, most expensive, and most over-priced wines. Mike seeks out the most outrageous wine people and places and probes the biggest wine booms and busts. Along the way he applauds celebrity wines, tries to find wine at the movies, and discovers wines that are so scarce that they are almost invisible. Why go to such extremes? Because, Mike argues, the world of wine is growing and changing, and if you want to find out what’s really happening you can’t be afraid to step over the edge. Written with verve and appreciation for all things wine, Extreme Wine will surprise and delight readers.
Category: Business & Economics