Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Say You'll Be Mine by Julia Amante

Isabel Gallegos, owner of Gallegos Wines, can't wait to sell the place. She's worked there most of her life, and even after her parents died she continued to make the business flourish. But the winery was her parents' dream, not hers and now she is excited about selling it and getting her life back.

Nick Reeves is horrible with money, a recovering alcoholic and the ex-husband of Isabel. Divorcing her was the only thing he has done right, to stop hurting her. When Isabel's parents passed away, they left Nick part ownership of the winery. Now, he too is excited about the upcoming sell. He can move on with his new life with his new fiancée and move away from the caretaker's cottage, which is on the same property as the winery.

When Isabel is contacted by her lawyer that her cousin Brenda and her husband died in a tragic skiing accident, she is numb with grief. Her lawyer informs Isabel that Brenda has left custody of her three children to her. This is not what Isabel had planned for her new future life. She makes a plan to fly to Argentina, give full custody to the children's grandmother and return in time for her sale of the winery.

She doesn't anticipate her ex-husband Nick coming along or the fact that her Aunt Tia is not capable of taking care of the three children. Isabel and Nick tried for years to have children and miscarriage after miscarriage tore that dream from them. Now, Nick wants to help Isabel raise the kids, but she is determined to hold onto her plans. Can Nick and the children convince Isabel to listen to her heart instead of her head?

SAY YOU'LL BE MINE is aheartwarming story of family, love, loss and hope. Nick can't seem to move on with his life without Isabel and Isabel says she knows what she wants to do with her life, but does she really? The three children will capture your heart and entrance you as they struggle with their grief and the hope that Aunt Isabel will take them to America, even as they yearn to stay in Argentina where they have been raised. Refreshing and page-turning, SAY YOU'LL BE MINE is a satisfying read!

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