The Three Graces by Nicola Italia
In Alta California, the three daughters of Don Francisco de la Rosa are well known for their beauty and charm. Nereida, the youngest daughter, is sweet natured and kind while Narcisa, the middle daughter, is sensual and flirtatious. However, it is the eldest daughter, Natalia, whose beauty and spirit captivates their neighbor, Cruz Villareal. A Californio with Spanish blood, Cruz is captivated by Natalia the moment he sees her riding at breakneck speed across the lush green grass of Santa Barbara. He vows that the Sonora beauty will belong to him and no other. Natalia is at first put off by the arrogant Cruz, but as time passes, she succumbs to the growing attraction between them. In his arms, she experiences passion and love and wants to be his bride, standing beside him as he makes the Villareal vineyards a success. But mistakes from both of their pasts come back to haunt them, threatening their newfound happiness. Nereida and Narcisa struggle with their own relationships and responsibilities while Cruz and Natalia desperately fight to be together. But in a small town filled with secrets and lies, can true love conquer all?
Book Length: Long Novel - 320-650 Pages