THE WINDS OF SONOMA

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Almost a partner in her New York law firm, Angelica Amante slams up against her conscience and refuses to litigate a case that would cheat the poor. Out of a job, she returns to her family's California ranch.

Angelica struggles against her parents' disappointment and her unexpected attraction to Antonio, an intelligent and industrious Mexican immigrant. His people are the very ones she hopes to serve. But can she marry one? No one will understand, least of all her ill mother and her financially harried father. Only God can bring her and Antonio together.

Working in the guise of romance, Arana stirs the heart on behalf of those who struggle to make a better life. Angelica's inner battles ring true and Antonio is a dashing hero, though a little too perfect. (Oct., 336 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson