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The Winds of Sonoma (Regalo Grande, Bk 1)
The Winds of Sonoma - Regalo Grande, Bk 1 Author:Nikki Arana 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 determ... more »ined 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, and illegally crossed the U.S. border to find work. Immediately Angelica's compassion is reawakened.
Angelica finds herself fighting her mother's prejudice and her father's insistence that she pursue 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?« less
Angelica stands up for what is right and gets fired. She returns to her parents home to search for a new job. While there she falls in love with a man beneath her social standing. She has to search her heart and decide what is really important to her. Her parents beliefs about poverty and wealth, or her love for a man that can't speak English? Her faith and maturity develop in this first book.