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(The first book in the Heart of Napa series)
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In Napa Valley, he who has the best grapes wins.
And in the pursuit of perfection, dreams and hearts can be crushed.

Sophia Stone is a widow on the brink of an empty nest, stuck in anunsatisfying job managing the vineyard for a mediocre Napa vintner.Faced with an uncertain future she wonders how do you choose betweenmaking a living and making a life? Between protecting your heart andsharing it? Five years ago, after her husband was killed in anaccident, Sophia put her heart and dreams on ice to care for thosearound her. Now her home, her dreams, and her family's legacy grapesare threatened by the greed of the new money moving into the Valley.Sophia has a choice--give up and let them take what is hers, or riskeverything fighting a battle everyone says she can't win.

Nico Treviani has one goal in life: make brilliant wine. A womanwould be an unwanted distraction. So, while recognized as one of Napa's premier vintners, Nico finds himself alone... until his brother's deathdrops not one, but two women into his life--his thirteen-year-old twinnieces. In an instant, Nico gains a family and loses his best friendand partner in the winemaking business. Struggling to care for hisnieces, Nico accepts a job as head winemaker for Avery Specter, one ofthe new-money crowd. And he learns the hard way that new money doesn'tstick to the old rules.

When Sophia Stone gets caught in the middle of Nico's struggle toremain true to himself or sacrifice his convictions to make stellarwine, both Sophia and Nico are faced with a choice they never imagined. A choice that might extinguish the hope of a future neither expected.

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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Crushed
Author(s): Deborah Coonts
ISBN: 1-944831-99-1 / 978-1-944831-99-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Deborah Coonts
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Crushed
Author(s): Deborah Coonts
ISBN: 0-9965712-9-9 / 978-0-9965712-9-6
Publisher: Deborah B. Coonts
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Crushed (The Heart of Napa Book 1)
Author(s): Deborah Coonts
Publisher: Deborah Coonts
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