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Toasts, The Perfect Words to Celebrate Every Occasion by June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling

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ROMANCING THE VINES by Catherine MacDonald

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…

Shifting Winds (a poem by Patricia Crandall)

In winter the lake forms a solid mass while snow blankets the cold isolating aquatic life until springtime. Winds will shift, nudging the dark season beyond in time.