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The Winemakers

Jan Moran

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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sunny Palms Press
  • Publish Date: May 31st, 2024
  • Pages: 546
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.63in - 1.98lb
  • EAN: 9781647781033
  • Categories: Romance - Historical - 20th CenturyHistorical - GeneralSagas

About the Author

Moran, Jan: - Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author of women's fiction. She writes intriguing, uplifting, and emotionally rich contemporary and 20th-century historical fiction. The Midwest Book Review, Booklist, and Kirkus have recommended her books, calling her heroines strong, complex, and resourceful. Visit her at www.janmoran.com and join her reader's club. Her books are also translated into German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, and other languages. Jan studied writing at the UCLA Writers Program, sailed on Semester at Sea, and graduated from the University of Texas and Harvard Business School. She lives near the beach in southern California.

Praise for this book

"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

"A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." - 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

"A delicious novel that makes you long for chocolate." - Ciao Tutti

"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - Rebecca Forster, USA Today Bestselling Author

"A feel-good book in which the love between family members and the love for chocolate is central." - About My Bookshelf

"A wonderful, smoothly written. The love of chocolate drips from the page. Full of intrigue, love, secrets, and romance." - Lekker Lezen