The Winemakers

A Novel of Wine and Secrets
By: Jan Moran
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 13 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A young woman. A family secret. A devastating truth that could destroy the man she loves.

Many years ago, the Rosetta family's hard-won dreams of staking their claim in the vineyards of California came to fruition. Now, high-spirited, passionate Caterina Rosetta, who has inherited both her mother's talent for crafting the finest wines and also her indomitable will, wants nothing more than to win her mother's approval and work at her side. But that can never happen, because Caterina is keeping a secret that could ruin her: a daughter of her own, fathered by the love of her life, who left her without explanation.

Just as she feels she has nowhere to turn, Caterina discovers that she has inherited a vineyard in the Tuscan countryside in Italy, from a grandmother she's never heard of, and she seizes the chance to start a new life for herself and her child. But the past is not so easily outrun. In the country of her ancestors, Caterina meets the family of the father she never knew, and discovers that her mother is also hiding her own secret - a secret so devastating it threatens the future of everything her family has worked for.

As an old murder comes to light, and Caterina uncovers a tragedy that may destroy the man she loves, she realizes her happiness will depend on revealing the truth of her mother's buried past - if she has the strength to face it.

From author Jan Moran comes The Winemakers, a sweeping, romantic novel that will hold you in its grasp until the last delicious sip.

©2015 Jan Moran (P)2016 Ideal Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"As she did with fragrance and scent-making in Scent of Triumph (2015), Moran weaves knowledge of wine and winemaking into this intense family drama." ( Booklist)

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Delightfully unexpected and twisty

Delightfully unexpected and twisty. Definitely enjoyed how the wine details were interwoven with family history.