Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa
Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. Her
parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two
decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and
château modeled after Christophe’s ancient family estate in
his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood,
safe in her parents’ love. After graduating from Stanford,
she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal.
But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death
Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe
is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting
the valley. The Countess de Pantin is the essence of
Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. Within weeks they
are a clandestine couple, making love like teenagers,
glowing with their secret. Camille, still grieving for her
mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to
remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks,
designer clothes, and elegant manners of the countess, while
her innocent father is trapped in her web.
When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother’s
mercy, and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear.
Camille needs to fight—first for her legacy, and then for
her very life. But as she grapples with the plots being
carried out against her, the countess’s elderly, kind,
clever mother becomes her only ally, and a childhood friend
emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale.
A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America’s favorite
novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the
truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms,
and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and
good prevails over evil in the end.