Vines: A Love and Second Chances Novel
The allure of the vines binds two lonely souls together, creating a beautiful love story worth sharing for generations. More
Why is it that when life, fate, destiny – whatever you want to call it – intervenes and tries to steer you in a different direction it does it in the most complicated, messed up way possible? Who really knows? For Ana Grand, life threw her a bunch of lemons to do whatever with, or make whatever with, and didn’t have the decency to give her a recipe card for instructions.
Leaving her small-town roots (and her mother) behind, Ana headed off to college to make something of herself. While living the best years of her life, or so they say, Ana meets Simon, the man of her dreams. Turns out Simon has no interest in Ana other than to provide her with the best friendship a girl could ever wish for. However, during her last year of college, Ana meets the man of her dreams…again. Except for this time, the guy happens to put a ring on her finger.
Andrew Lancaster is made of money, but you’d never know it based on his affectionate and noble personality. He’s precisely the kind of guy Ana would steer clear of, mainly because “his kind” didn’t mix well with “her kind.” Nevertheless, love prevailed, and the two of them got married and defied the odds – the odds meaning both of their families thought they were crazy for marrying each other and tried to persuade them not to. None of that mattered to them, so they chose to express their vows.
Over the years, Ana carved her way through life and became a successful writer and novelist, and all with Andrew by her side. But when Andrew’s father passed away leaving him his real-estate company, along with a sizable fortune, Andrew no longer lived by his chivalrous standards.
After arriving home early from a business trip, Ana finds Andrew doing more than inspecting their maids’ cleaning job. In fact, he was making sure the maid felt right at home, naked in his bed. Ana decides to divorce Andrew due to his infidelity, and move back home to her small town to be with her mother.
An incredibly distraught Andrew decides he can’t live with what he did to Ana, so he gives her something very special that should have been theirs to share on their wedding anniversary. Once Ana’s lawyer serves Andrew the divorce papers, he sends her his requests. He wants her happy, living comfortably, and he wants her to fulfill a dream only he knew she had.
Part of their settlement included a plot of land in Napa Valley, California. And part of Ana’s dreams in life included growing grapes and making delicious wine. So, against her better judgment, Ana makes the decision to accept the land and move out to California. But once again, life ain’t that easy. Sitting pretty on cloud nine (despite her heartache), Ana has no idea that Jake Fontaine would put a kink in her newly sought after plan.
Like Ana, Jake also suffered from a lover’s betrayal and decided he didn’t need another woman in his life for quite a while. Once Jake finds out Ana is moving to California to take over a part of the Fontaine land – land he had his eye on, he’s beside himself with anger. Ultimately accepting the inevitable, Jake knew all he needed to do was steer clear of Ana Grande…and her beauty. But that's easier said than done.
Two people meet, and they just know. They know they are meant to be together, but they know they shouldn’t fall for one another. They’ve both been hurt and cheated. They need to work on themselves, and not get caught up in the lust and desire they feel for one another. The last thing they need is to fall in love…again. But the allure of the vines and the passion for the grapes binds them together undeniably. They can’t resist it, no matter how hard they try. So what do you do when life hands you a bunch of lemons? You make wine, of course. And you take that second chance at love.
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