New York Times bestselling author Maria Due├▒as returns with The Vineyard,a magnificent story of ambitionheartbreakand desire set in the 1860s MexicoCubaand SpainΓÇöperfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah. Mauro LarreaΓÇÖs fortunethe result of years of hardship and toilcomes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertaintyhe 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 isuntil he meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvothe wife of a London wine merchantwho bursts into his life unannounceddetermined to protect her familyΓÇÖs legacy. Before longLarrea finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passionhe seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory. From the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing Havanaand onward to the fertile vineyards of Jerez in the second half of the nineteenth centuryMar├¡a Due├▒asΓÇÖs new novel takes place on both sides of the Atlanticthe New World and the Old. This story of family intrigue vividly conjures the noise and grit of silver minesand 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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