On Sale: October 3, 2017
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New York Times bestselling author Maria Dueñas
returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story of ambition,
heartbreak, and desire set in the 1860s Mexico, Cuba, and
Spain—perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah.
Mauro Larrea’s fortune, the result of years of hardship and
toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous
event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last
of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned
house and a vineyard an ocean away. Mauro travels to
Andalusia de Jerez in Spain with every intention of selling
the property and returning to Mexico. That is, until he
meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, the wife of a London
wine merchant, who bursts into his life unannounced,
determined to protect her family’s legacy. Before long,
Larrea finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the
sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a
consuming passion, he seeks to restore the vineyard to its
From the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing
Havana, and onward to the fertile vineyards of Jerez in the
second half of the nineteenth century, María Dueñas’s new
novel takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, the New
World and the Old. This story of family intrigue vividly
conjures the noise and grit of silver mines, and the
earthier lure of ancient vineyards and magnificent cities
whose splendor has faded. Here is a story of courage in the
face of adversity and of a destiny forever altered by the
force of passion.
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