Aching from the recent loss of a constant companion, Carina DiGratia Shephard longs to return to the shelter of her close-knit family. Her husband, Quillan, is bent on proving his devotion, and they begin the arduous journey to the home of her youth nestled in the vineyards of Sonoma, California. But their arrival at the DiGratia estate is not the joyous occasion they expected. Will a confrontation with the past pull them apart–or will the love they once embraced be reignited?
Praise for The Tender Vine
“Kristen Heitzmann’s storytelling abilities are never in question.”
RT Book Reviews
“Wow. What a quality book. She has the story, and then the layers of sub-stories. This book is beautifully woven. So many “real” characters and events blend into a tapestry that gets sewn into your heart.”
“As always, Kristen Heitzmann makes her books come alive with knowledge of the nationality of her characters.”
“The 3 books in the “Diamond of the Rockies” series have touched me like no others. The 1st time I read them over 10 years ago, I loved them. This time they consumed me! The beauty of Kristen’s words, her poetry, the characters so beautifully detailed, the heartache, the love!! They are a worthy read for anyone who treasures good writing. Truly they top my list of top favorite books.”