Angelica Amante at twenty-four must make a career-ending moral decision when the high-profile New York law firm she works for demands that she use her brilliant legal talent to protect the wealthy by exploiting the poorest of the poor.
Blackballed in New York, she returns to her parents’ California wine country estate, Regalo Grande, determined to start over. There she meets Antonio, an illiterate stable hand who cleans the stalls of her father’s Arabian horses. He has an inner strength, integrity, and peace that she longs for in this time of turmoil. And soon she is drawn to him in a way she cannot deny.
As she gets to know him, Angelica discovers that Antonio has left the abject poverty of his home near Guadalajara, Mexico. Immediately her compassion is reawakened.
Angelica finds herself fighting her mother’s prejudice and her father’s insistence that she follow the lifestyle she was groomed for. With her mother seriously ill and her father on the edge of financial ruin, must she betray her family to be true to herself?
One decision will change her life forever.
Angelica Amante is the only daughter of a wealthy horse-ranching family and a rising legal star of a prominent New York law firm. But when she's offered a promotion, she finds herself facing one of the toughest decisions of her life. Should she continue to work for a company that profits by taking advantage of the poor, or take a stand against injustice and risk her career? Then Angelica meets Antonio Perez, the oldest son of a poverty-stricken family in Guadalajara, Mexico, and her compassion for the poor is reawakened. When Angelica and Antonio's worlds collide, they find themselves at a crossroad of faith, love, and selfless commitment that will forever alter their lives. The Winds of Sonoma, book 1 in the Regalo Grande series, is a must-read for anyone whose heart is captivated by selfless love, compassion, and truth.