I first learned of Nikki Arana shortly after her book, The Winds of Sonoma, was released back around 2005 or 2006. I was blown away by her romantic story of a New York lawyer who, faced with a career-ending crisis, returns home to the California wine country to start over and falls in love with a Mexican stable hand. She goes from fighting in boardrooms to fighting her parents' prejudices while finding a way to save the family estate. This was a time when I wanted the next book right away, and luckily, it too was available, In The Shade of the Jacaranda. The final book in the series and the best, The Fragrance of Roses, was published later that year.
Now you see one reason that I love Nikki's fiction. Stories about real people dealing with real, timely issues. Another reason is that Nikki's prose is beautiful. It has a grace that elevates her stories to the goosebump level.
For readers who'd like to read some of Nikki's work, you're in luck! Nikki is offering The Winds of Sonoma FREE on Kindle, May 15 - 19. Click here to download her book.
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.