When Adam Fredrickson shows up at his sister’s California winery, footloose and carefree, looking for a temporary job and a chance to play his music, he doesn’t expect to find the winery struggling financially, or that the girl next door might just be the girl of his dreams.
Margaret Parker, a single mom, newly hired as chief winemaker at Fredrickson’s, finds her simple world put to the test when her father is unexpectedly released from prison, and the man who got her pregnant at fifteen, shows up from Italy wanting to play daddy nine years too late.
It’s crush time at Fredrickson Winery and everyone is working feverishly to get the grapes in and ensure a great vintage. No one expects murder to be part of the joyous harvest season.
Targeted Age Group:
teens to adults
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Just keep writing. Don’t give up.
Barbara Ellen Brink is the author of nine novels, supported financially by a loving husband who just happens to have a better paying job. Her earlier career involved raising two kids, making sure the dog got let out, the dinner was cooked, her husband was happy, and life ran smoothly in the Brink household. She also worked off and on at her husband’s CPA office as a bookkeeper/receptionist/gopher until she succumbed to her muse and stayed home to write.
She grew up on a small farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota with her husband and their dogs, Rugby & Willow. With her kids now pushed out of the nest and encouraged to fly, Barbara spends much time writing, motorcycling with her husband in the summer, and hiking through the snow with the dogs in the winter.
This is the second book in the Fredrickson Winery series.