A self-made billionaire, born a farm worker's son, returns to the wine country for the rich girl who was his first love--but dark forces from the past threaten everything they regain.
Can you ever relive the past?
Can a woman go back in time and rekindle a passion that was once cruelly extinguished? Can a man, no matter how wealthy and powerful, recreate the world he knew when he was young?
Miranda Ferri is the inheritor of a famous name in California’s Santa Margarita valley—but that name is all she has left, for the family fortune from vineyards and wine has evaporated. She has accepted an ordinary life, far from the grandeur and luxe that was once her birthright. Then her first lover, Roger, a farm worker’s son, returns after twenty years, wealthy beyond belief, determined to win her back and replace all that she lost and more.
Will Roger succeed in restoring the love and the life that once was? Or will shadows out of his mysterious past and fortune poison the paradise he seeks to rebuild? Can love survive time and tragedy and overcome the yawning gaps of race, class, and wealth? Two lost souls will soon learn the price of eternal love…
Alex Abella is the author and co-author of eight books, including the New York Times Notable novel, The Killing of the Saints. Critics have compared his writing to that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Alex’s works have been translated into more than twelve foreign language editions. A playwright, screenwriter, Emmy-award winning newswriter, and war correspondent, Alex is a noted journalist who has written for The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and other publications. His last non-fiction book, Soldiers of Reason: The Rand Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire, was a history of the world’s most influential think tank. A linguist and oenophile, Alex is an enthusiastic saber fencer and an addicted (but mediocre) tennis player. He has traveled widely throughout Europe and Latin America and currently resides in the suburbs of Los Angeles with his wife and children. More Than A Woman, based on a true story, is his return to fiction.