Tressa had always been the one to follow her father around the vineyards. She asked endless questions because she wanted to know her father. To know the vineyards was to know her father. But he always pushed her away. Too busy, it seemed.
When Tressa and her mother receive a summons to return to the castle, they come home. But instead of finding her father, they are met with the news that he has died, two weeks previously. While dealing with this unexpected news, they are also faced with the financial problem of the estate. Father had always told Tressa that he would reveal the location of the treasure prior to his death, but now she had to locate it on her own.
This was an excellently written story of intrigue, suspense and love. There were subtle hints along the way that gave me an idea of the resolution to the mystery, but never enough to give it away. The characters were very well developed and complex. There was a lot of historical information, so I understood what the culture of the time was. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Revell. All opinions expressed are my own.