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Deborah Coonts

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Deborah Coonts swears she was switched at birth. Coming from a family of homebodies, Deborah is the odd woman out, happiest with a passport, a high-limit credit card, her computer, and changing scenery outside her window. Goaded by an insatiable curiosity, she flies airplanes, rides motorcycles, travels the world, and pretends to be more of a badass than she probably is. Deborah is the author of the Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure series, a romantic mystery romp through Sin City. Wanna Get Lucky?, the first in the series, was a New York Times Notable Crime Novel and a double RITA ™ Award Finalist. She has also penned a few st

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Description: In Napa Valley, he who has the best grapes wins. And in the pursuit of perfection, dreams and hearts can be crushed. Sophia Stone is a widow on the brink of an empty nest, stuck in an unsatisfying job managing the vineyard for a mediocre Napa vintner. Faced with an uncertain future she wonders how do you choose between making a living and making a life? Between protecting your heart and sharing it? Five years ago, after her husband was killed in an accident, Sophia put her heart and dreams on ice to care for those around her. Now her home, her dreams, and her family's legacy grapes are threatened by the greed of the new money moving into the Valley. Sophia has a choice--give up and let them take what is hers, or risk everything fighting a battle everyone says she can't win. Nico Treviani has one goal in life: make brilliant wine. A woman would be an unwanted distraction. So, while recognized as one of Napa's premier vintners, Nico finds himself alone... until his brother's death drops not one, but two women into his life--his thirteen-year-old twin nieces. In an instant, Nico gains a family and loses his best friend and partner in the winemaking business. Struggling to care for his nieces, Nico accepts a job as head winemaker for Avery Specter, one of the new-money crowd. And he learns the hard way that new money doesn't stick to the old rules. When Sophia Stone gets caught in the middle of Nico's struggle to remain true to himself or sacrifice his convictions to make stellar wine, both Sophia and Nico are faced with a choice they never imagined. A choice that might extinguish the hope of a future neither expected.
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message 21: by Deborah

Deborah Coonts Kane wrote: "Did he fire 6 shots or only 5? Do you feel lucky?--Dirty Harry. Sorry. Some of your titles brought this quote to mind. =^)~Mike."

Feeling Lucky would be a good title but for the innuendo:)

message 20: by Deborah

Deborah Coonts Luke wrote: "Big D? Where is that?"


Luke ( LUCI ) Peterson Big D? Where is that?

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Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

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Kane S. Did he fire 6 shots or only 5? Do you feel lucky?--Dirty Harry. Sorry. Some of your titles brought this quote to mind. =^)~Mike.

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message 15: by Rick

Rick Reed Thanks for adding me as a friend Deborah. I hope you will check out my books. Maybe you'll get lucky and like them.

message 14: by Doug

Doug Nelson I am pleased you have chosen to be my friend; I am a retired EE who enjoys jotting down my memories from back in the day. I hope this thank you note finds you well. Have a great day, and keep writing.

message 13: by Maureen

Maureen Mullis Hi Deborah, thanks for adding this author to your circle of friends. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!

message 12: by Terry

Terry Ambrose Hi Deborah, thanks for contacting me through Goodreads. I'm getting ready to contact you for another article on your upcoming book release! Talk to you soon,

Savannah Deborah, thank you for the friendship.

message 10: by Vijaya

Vijaya Schartz Thanks for the friendship, Deborah. If you like action and intrigue in your romance, you might like my books.Vijaya Schartz

Beverly Preston Hi Deborah. Thanks for the friendship. I added a few things to my page last night, check it out if you get a chance.

Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendshhip!

message 7: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Deborah...

message 6: by N.M.

N.M. Singel Thanks for the invitation!

Michael Goldcraft Hi Deborah
Thanks for the friend invitation. If you would like to read Ascent of Evil, the first novel of my horror/mystery trilogy,I would be happy to send you a complimentary pdf copy.
Best wishes, Michael Goldcraft
The Darke Lyfe Trilogy

message 4: by S.L.

S.L. Wallace Hi! Thanks for "friending" me.

message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Deb,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life and welcome to Facebook! Have you signed up for the author program?

Lawrence Welcome, Deborah. May I suggest "Drink for the Thirst to Come" or "Just North of Nowhere"?

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