Deepest Roots of the Heart (Legacy of the Vines)
During WWII, Avelino Carrillo spent four harrowing years in the South Pacific with one thought driving his survival: to return to his beloved home in Napa Valley.The Carrillos have a history in the valley that stretches deep, like grapevine roots in the soil. For a century, they worked the vineyard at their family home, la Casa de los Sueños, until they lost the property to a wealthy land baron. Now, Avelino is determined to reclaim the land and home he loves so much. When he meets Amelia, a young woman who lives at the vineyard with her grandfather, he finds that regaining his birthright isn’t his only struggle—he battles the longing of his heart as well.Can Avelino overcome the local bigotry and personal demons that face him to create the life he desires?
Trusting the Lord in the midst of adversity will preserve your reputation and self-respect.
Why the author wrote this book:
Because I love California's rich history, but the series I have planned ends on a bittersweet note. This book is the prequel/sequel to the entire series.