Suzanne Mathews, resolute maker of a cult pinot noir in a foggy pocket of the Santa Cruz Mountains, is about to harvest the defining vintage of her career when her perfect season is struck by crisis. Still reeling from the demands of her pending divorce, she is called to the bedside of her terminally ill sister in Iowa. Fighting to save her namesake winery while trying to support the snarky sister who doesn't want her death to be a spectator sport, Suzanne must balance necessity with passion and make the hardest choices of her life as the precious weeks of October slip away. By Dia de los Muertos, Suzanne learns a personal history she never knew, reconnects with the man she left behind, and discovers that people may have just as much sense of place as the wine she loves.
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Terroir based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ms Banning artfully draws us into her fine story, seductively as a good wine might have us soon pouring another glass. Once the bottle is empty, you scramble to the cellar for another, only to find it was the last of its kind. The sad annoyance you feel at this point is similar to realizing the last page of her novel is, well, the last page. Complex characters and a rich plot filled with everything a good book needs is right there in Sheila's Terroir. I suggest cuddling up in a comfy chair with a glass of your favorite vino and this novel. Have the bottle nearby because you won't want to move from that spot until both are finished.