Life is a Cabernet
A Companion Wine Novella to The Winemakers
by Jan Moran
Sunny Palms Press
October 14, 2016
Available in: e-Book
From Jan Moran, the author of The Winemakers from St. Martin's Press, comes a riveting novella that's as rich and irresistible as a fine cabernet wine.
Napa Valley, 1956: Years ago, after Juliana Cardona's fianc was killed in an army ambush, she didn't know if she could ever find the strength to risk love again. Now Juliana, who has a passion for winemaking, is determined to build her own business as a wine publicist and create an independent life.
But when Juliana holds a press event in San Francisco, she meets a mysterious winemaker, Henri Laurent, who is everything she never thought she'd find again. However, Juliana is shocked to discover that Henri is hiding a long-buried secret that threatens to devastate their budding relationship.
In order to find happiness and the life she'd once thought was gone forever, she must find the strength to uncover tragedies and face the troubled past with the man she loves---but only if her heart can risk the chance of love once more.
This is a companion novella to The Winemakers, a full-length historical romance novel from St. Martin's Press.
Jan Moran is a Rizzoli bestselling and award-winning author. She writes historical women's fiction for St. Martin's Press (The Winemakers, Scent of Triumph), a contemporary women's fiction series (The Love, California series), and nonfiction books. Her stories are smart and stylish, and written with emotional depth. Jan often draws on her international travel and business experiences, infusing her books with realistic details. The Midwest Book Review and Kirkus have recommended her books, calling her heroines strong, complex, and resourceful. She blogs for ProjectEve and at www.janmoran.com. Jan has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, Women's Wear Daily, Allure, InStyle, and O Magazine. As an editor and writer, she has covered fragrance, beauty, and spa travel for a variety of publications such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Costco Connection, and Porthole Cruise. Clients have included Sephora, DFS, JCPenney, and Nordstrom. Jan speaks before many groups, including Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She has represented brands and retailers in media on behalf of several public relations companies, including Edelman and DeVries. Jan is available for speaking engagements. Jan enjoys receiving letters and emails from readers, and is available to speak to book clubs about her writing and entrepreneurship. Visit her personal website or blog to contact her.