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Deadly Harvest
     

Deadly Harvest

by Shirl Henke
 
A MYSTERIOUS DRIFTER

Adam Wade drifts into Napa Valley to work the vines at Chateau Beaumont while trying to escape a troubled past. The darkly handsome field hand feels drawn to Joe Beaumont's elder daughter Marti. He sees beyond her disguise of horn-rimed glasses and dowdy clothing to the true beauty she hides. They share an idyllic summer of laughter and

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A MYSTERIOUS DRIFTER

Adam Wade drifts into Napa Valley to work the vines at Chateau Beaumont while trying to escape a troubled past. The darkly handsome field hand feels drawn to Joe Beaumont's elder daughter Marti. He sees beyond her disguise of horn-rimed glasses and dowdy clothing to the true beauty she hides. They share an idyllic summer of laughter and love as Marti blossoms under Adam's touch. But then he vanishes, leaving Marti alone, heart-broken and in trouble.

A RUTHLESS AVENGER

Four years later Adam returns to the Valley, his worn Levis replaced by an Armani suit, now a cold-eyed stranger with vengeance in his heart. Believing he deserted her, Marti has fought the memories that haunt her. Now she learns her lover is a Moreland, the scion of a rival wine dynasty. Marti confronts a man she believes is a callous enemy. But when they are reunited, she has become everything he knew she could be, a cool, confident woman who is a gifted artist, running her father's winery. Marti will be damned if she'll let this corporate raider get his hands on Chateau Beaumont, or harm her father�or take what is hers.

A DEADLY HARVEST

During his summer love affair with Marti, someone has made numerous attempts on Adam's life, which continue after he takes over his father's wine empire. Is it a business rival? Marti's hostile father? Or the Beaumont winemaster who lost Marti to a man he believed to be a penniless drifter? Now that Adam has returned to Napa, his enemy strikes not just at him but at what he holds far more precious than his wealth or even his life. But Adam Moreland has not run with the wolves for years without developing his own "fangs." He will kill to protect what is his.

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times Magazine - Jill Smith
"Shirl Henke makes a smooth transition from historical to contemporary fiction with her first single title release...a truly enjoyable read that demonstrates her full range and versatility as a writer." (Best Contemporary Suspense of the Year award winner from Romantic Times)
Affaire de Coeur Magazine - Beth Jacobs
"Award winning Shirl Henke reaches out to another market in the style of Sidney Sheldon and succeeds! What an exciting and surprising departure Shirl Henke makes in this contemporary suspense from her historicals. She caught the poetic lustful spirit of California's wine country as though it belonged to her. This is magnificent." (5 Stars)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149231423
Publisher:
Shirl Henke
Publication date:
04/23/2014
Series:
California Heat , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
972 KB

Meet the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is �lion tamer� for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer�s Choice Awards from Romantic Times. In 2013, Shirl was designated by Romantic Times as one of the influential "pioneers" of the modern romance novel.
�I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen�it�s hard to get good quills these days,� she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those �devil machines.� Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.

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