When sour grapes spoiled her world  

 She dared to throw them away

She dared to harvest her dreams

And make something delicious

Share the fun, the magic, the heartbreak

Of a beverage with the power to make dreams come true



Get the inside story about making wine in Napa. "...wonderfully realistic and intelligent...revealing a wine culture that's effortlessly entertaining." - LIterary Titan

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“highly enjoyable” 

-kirkus reviews

“Grand and glorious” 

-Readers' Favorite

“page turning... sensually romantic”

-A woman's write

“magical and totally absorbing

-authors reading

“highly recommended” 

-midwest book review

From author Linda Sheehan, who’s part of a Napa wine dynasty, comes a story of grapes, wine, first crushes, and juicy redemption that only a wine country insider could tell.

Dreading the desk job that awaits her after high school, eighteen-year-old Vivian Goodyear takes off for pre-World War II Paris, where she supports herself as an artist’s model and has a fiery affair with a struggling painter. Flash forward to modern day Manhattan where, inspired by Vivian’s courage, her grand-niece Samantha leaves her pressure cooker career to work harvest at one of France’s most legendary wine domains. There, between picking grapes in the vineyard and crushing them in the cellar, she gets lessons in the art of making wine and the art of making love from gorgeous Julien LeMont. But when cultural differences turn her life upside down, a link from Aunt Vivian’s past could salvage her future in a tale of being on top, sinking to the bottom, and coming up for glorious air.

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 “A highly enjoyable tale of love, wine, and passion with juicy deft plotting. Readers will receive an enjoyable education on winemaking as Sam learns and works. Indeed, the emphasis on Sam’s dreams give the book an admirably feminist bent.”

– Kirkus Reviews



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Linda Sheehan is a career writer living in Napa, California where she’s the co-owner of Poe Wines that makes highly acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Rosé, sparkling wines as well as organic grapefruit vermouth awarded 95 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “Decanted” is her second novel.


Besides indulging her passion for great wines, she pursues her addictions of horseback riding and golf.




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