This is a romance mystery set in wine country. A vineyard owner finds herself involved in a decades old mystery with contemporary dangers while she tries to sort out her love life.
Lucie is headstrong and abrupt in her role as the catalyst in a romantic mystery. Quinn is her apparently unrequited love and their relationship or lack there of fuels a lot of the tension in the book. I like the relationships Lucie has with her brother, niece, cousin and grandfather. I guess if you removed the family members you would have to write a different book.
The decades old mystery and the mysterious Mandrake Society provides a bit of tension as the mystery morphs into modern times.
I recommend the book.
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