Tangled Vines Author: Janet Dailey Series: Singles Publisher: Janet Dailey
Elegant 90-year-old Katherine Rutledge runs her family‘s Napa Valley winery. Her estranged son runs a rival winery and an alcoholic neighbor, Len Dougherty, lives on 10 acres of the Rutledge vineyard given to his family as compensation for the accidental death of his father. Meanwhile, beautiful, ambitious Kelly Douglas, a rising TV newscaster is assigned to prepare an in-depth report on the Rutledge winery, which is in negotiations to merge with a French winery. Kelly long ago escaped Dougherty, her physically abusive father and doesn‘t want to go back home. Then, there‘s a murder in which her father is the prime suspect while complications arise via a budding romance with Sam Rutledge, Katherine‘s grandson and the manager of the Rutledge winery.