Welcome to First Line Friday! I have just finished reading the fantastic novel I’m featuring today, and I have one word of advice for you: PRE-ORDER!!! I’m still basking in the afterglow of this one—or perhaps ‘savouring the finish’ would be a more appropriate description 😉 —so look out for my review soon (once I can actually find the words to do it justice!) It releases on 28 March, so you don’t have long to wait. 🙂
~ About the Book ~
When Natalie Mitchell learns her beloved grandfather has had a heart attack, she’s forced to return to their family-owned winery in Sonoma, something she never intended to do. She’s avoided her grandparents’ sprawling home and all its memories since the summer her sister died—the awful summer Natalie’s nightmares began. But the winery is failing, and Natalie’s father wants her to shut it down. As the majority shareholder, she has the power to do so.
And Natalie never says no to her father.
Tanner Collins, the vintner on Maoilios, is trying to salvage a bad season and put the Mitchell family’s winery back in business. When Natalie Mitchell shows up, Tanner sees his future about to be crushed. Natalie intends to close the gates, unless he can convince her otherwise. But the Natalie he remembers from childhood is long gone, and he’s not so sure he likes the woman she’s become. Still, the haunted look she wears hints at secrets he wants to unearth. He soon discovers that on the night her sister died, the real Natalie died too. And Tanner must do whatever it takes to resurrect her.
But finding freedom from the past means facing it.
~ First Line ~
The wood-paneled walls of the boardroom were closing in.
Seriously, this novel is all kinds of good, so I’ll say it again: PRE-ORDER!!
Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:
Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective // Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews // Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama // Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen // Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly // Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes // Andi ~ Radiant Light
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower // Robin ~ Robin’s Nest // Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
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