I like to write mysteries because I like to read mystery stories. It all began with the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene when I was a pre-teen in the 1950s. I have four published novels, poetry and short stories.
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 her 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 her present survival. Magna gathered
Francesca’s hand 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 li…