Deception. Readers new to the Wine Country series as well as old friends can equally enjoy the mystery Ellen Crosby presents in The Sauvignon Secret. Protagonist Lucie Montgomery is a Virginia winemaker and in this outing she tries to unravel deception and a cover-up following the discovery of a wine merchant found hanged not far from her vineyard. Lucie’s grandfather is back along with her paramour, Quinn. They are following the mystery from Virginia to California and back trying to figure things out. This novel provides gentle and evenly paced entertainment, especially for those readers who like continuity of character in serial novels. One can pick up the story here and be satisfied, or go back and start from the beginning. Most will close this novel and look forward to the next installment.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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