On the eve of Prohibition, Alice Roye, a young war widow, struggles to preserve her respectable life in small-town Sonoma, California. She desperately needs a vintner for her winery, because without a license to make sacramental wine for the Church, she'll have to go back to her mother's Barbary Coast bordello. Alice doesn't expect to marry the new vintner, but, blackmailed by the matriarch of her late husband's family, she does. Can she trust this gaunt, blond stranger--or keep from falling in love with him? Siegfried, a refugee from the Great War with nothing left but his winemaking talents, finds in Alice's arms the home he thought lost forever. But how can he prove his love, and still keep secret that he was a soldier in the Kaiser's army--the enemy her first husband died fighting? Will the lies in their pasts destroy everything they hope to build together?
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