A summer friendship ripens into something more . . . 

The vineyards of Ribbon Ridge are about as far away from the big city as Philadelphia music teacher Jamie Martel can get. It's the perfect place for her to shake off the stress of the past school year.

But can her dream vacation turn into her real life? When Jamie is offered a summer job at the lush Oregon vineyards, she decides to find out.

Hank Friestatt took over the vineyards all too young, when his parents' small plane went down. Committed to keeping their legacy alive, he has poured his heart and soul into the family business. But now he has the chance to cut and run.

Yet something about down-to-earth Jamie is making him question his best-laid plans . . . 

As the grapes are harvested, the leaves start to turn and a new school year begins back east, saying goodbye might be a lot harder than the teacher and the vintner thought . . . 

Praise for THE CRUSH

"A heartwarming romance with lots of spark and great chemistry."                         —RT Book Reviews

"An unexpected romance blooms among the vines."                                                           —Oregon Wine Press