For Bell Farrer, rising wine journalist, it was the break of her career. To interview both reclusive Baron Charles de Gillesmont of Ch-teau Reynard in Bordeaux and business genius Valentine Gordon of California's Dry Stone Wineries; compare Old World and New, passion and profit, centuries of tradition and the very latest technology. But suddenly Bell's career is the last thing on her mind. Because Charles and Valentine are not just opposites but enemies, locked in lethal rivalry by their only common bond, the women they choose to love. Once, Charles's wife now Bell. How can Bell, loving one, still feel the draw of the other? Yet only by throwing herself into both worlds in turn can she finally recognize her own-
Rosie Thomas writes for magazines and newspapers as well as her fiction. When not writing she spends her time travelling and mountaineering. In 1997 she competed in the Peking to Paris Motor Rally, and she has climbed Mont Blanc as well as travelling to Everest and the Antarctic.