The Winemakers

The Winemakers

Book - 2016
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"1956: When Caterina Rosetta inherits a cottage in the countryside of Italy from a grandmother she's never known, she discovers a long-buried family secret -- a secret so devastating, it threatens the future of everything her mother has worked for. Many years before, her mother's hard-won dreams of staking her family's claim in the vineyards of California came to fruition; but as an old murder comes to light, and Caterina uncovers a tragic secret that may destroy the man she loves, she realizes her happiness will depend on revealing the truth of her mother's buried past."--
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250091185
Characteristics: 360 pages ; 22 cm

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samdog123 Aug 08, 2016

This is the story of the Rosetta family and the award winning winery they run in California. Daughter, Caterina, learns secrets from her family's past. Some of the book was very melodramatic and the evil character was just a bit overblown...other than that, it was a fair summer read.

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1_Great_Book
Jul 19, 2016

Brilliantly written - tight plot, characters' struggles are true to time period and completely believable. Just enough trouble to be true to life. I could not put it down and read through the 400+ pages in a flash.

asbookchick May 31, 2016

I loved this book and didn't want it to end! It's a beautiful love story that spans a number of decades, alternating between Italy in the 20s and Napa Valley and Italy in the 50s, with wine and winemaking linking past and present. It celebrates the strength of women and the lengths to which they will go to protect their families and warns of the devastating power of secrets, all the while providing a good lesson on the grape's journey from vine to wine. An absolutely wonderful read!

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genepy
May 20, 2016

Very disappointing , a flimsy story ,utterly predictable , romance at its worst. Meant to give only one star , couldn't undo rating!

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