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Reviewer's Choice Award | Best Contemporary Fantasy—Romantic Times

The Legacy

A Christmas Mystery

Christmas at the bungalow near St. Benedict Winery. Nothing could be worse. But Jessica Ward can't let her reclusive father spend the holidays alone. She leaves California for the misty hills of Washington State, and literally drives up memory lane.

It was here in these hills her mother left her. It was here her once-famous father let his life waste away. And it was here Jessica put aside an unrequited love for the boy next door.

Jessica has vowed that nothing at St. Benedict will hurt her—ever, ever again. But can she escape the past? Not when old ghosts appear to haunt her. Why has disinherited Niccolo Cavanetti come back to St. Benedict? Who is the mysterious hooded figure she nearly runs into with her car? There are centuries-old secrets at St. Benedict, some too dark to reveal...

and some of the secrets are hers...

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