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Daughter Of The Vine

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Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Atherton is a beautifully written novel that delves into the complexities of love, passion, and ambition. Set in California during the late 19th century, the story follows the life of Aura Lee, a young woman who is determined to make a name for herself in the male-dominated world of winemaking.

Atherton does a fantastic job of bringing the setting to life, capturing the beauty of the vineyards and the challenges faced by those trying to establish themselves in the burgeoning wine industry. The characters are well-developed and engaging, particularly Aura Lee, who is a strong and independent woman ahead of her time.

The novel is filled with drama, romance, and intrigue, keeping readers captivated from start to finish. Atherton's writing is both lyrical and evocative, making the reader feel as though they are right there in the midst of the lush vineyards and decadent parties.

Overall, Daughter of the Vine is a gripping and compelling read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and romance. Atherton's vivid storytelling and strong female protagonist make this a book worth picking up. Highly recommended.

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We are introduced to Englishman Dudley Thorpe on the evening of his arrival in California. At a ball, he is introduced to several belles, including the lovely Nina Randolph. Is this the start of something special? Dudley thinks so, but what about Nina? Why won't she open herself up to love? She is obviously attracted to Dudley. What is the dark secret she is hiding? Will it make a difference to Dudley's feelings? Who will be there for her in her time of need? Dudley or her odious cousin, Richard Clough? And what will San Francisco society make of it all?

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