Thursday, May 21, 2015

Interview for Catherine MacDonald for Romancing the Vines

Come and join me as I talk with author Catherine MacDonald about her romance novel Romancing the Vines on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today. 

About the Author

Catherine MacDonald graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Communication Arts. She earned a Masters in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno. For twenty-five years she taught school, ranging from elementary to college level English. She began writing fiction when her children were in high school and her published works include The Jeweled Path, Divine Diva, Comstock Rose, The Way, Seasons of the Vineyard, and The Divorce Ranch. She is a Reiki Master Teacher who has pursued the Diva trail for over twenty years and urges everyone to empower their life by accessing their own personal power. Catherine owns and operates a family-run business and writes a daily blog at

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1500964484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1500964481

Book Description

August 26, 2014
Francesca Bernard is a vintner in the Sonoma Valley who just can't seem to perfect her wine, her finances, and her love life. She finds herself torn between the man she lives with and the man she loves. A letter arrives from a long-lost cousin encouraging her to travel to Italy to uncover the secret to her wine and her heart. Tension is tight around the vineyard, so she leaps at the chance. Once in Italy, her cousin notices Francesca's torment and convinces her to visit the local seer, who is known to help lost souls. The old woman propels Francesca back through time on a heart-pounding quest where she visits three lives where her survival was in jeopardy. Armed with the secrets and truths, she finally understands how the love, lust, and revenge they have endured for centuries holds the answers to their present survival. Magna gathered Francesca's hands into her own cool gnarled ones and stroked them lightly. "Listen dearie. No one is allowing you to remain innocent and stuck on the wheel of life and death for eternity, but yourself. Even though the mind forgets, the soul remembers. Hopefully by examining these lifetimes you will understand the truth. You are responsible for the life you have--no one else." From Sonoma, Italy, and the Middle Ages Francesca travels to uncover the truth of the wine and the two men who have fought over her for centuries. Romancing the Vines is the sweeping romance of Francesca, Enrico, and Giancarlo and the secret to the wine that has been eluding her for centuries.

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