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A spellbinding saga from a true storyteller - When Catherine Rodriguez''s father marries and her mother commits suicide, she is sent to live with her aunt above the rich vineyards of the Douro valley in Portugal. When Catherine''s ruthless father, Walter Shellard, reappears, he presumes she''s malleable. But Catherine has never forgotten her mother, and never forgiven him for marrying someone else. One day she will have her revenge . . .
This powerful novel set between the world wars on both sides of the English Channel encompasses both tragedy and triumph while exploring the perfidy of greed and lust juxtaposed against the determination to prevail and thrive.--""Booklist.""