In book #2 of the Texas Wine Trail Series, Kate has successfully completed her book tour with her new novel on the New York Times Best-Seller list, and is back at Open Air Resorts in her own Airstream trailer. On New Year’s Day, her sister Lillie comes to visit from France with some unexpected news that inspires Kate to take a trip back to the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, Zach is working to get his tasting room open in Fredericksburg, and Chloe is attending UT in Austin. Spring is bluebonnet season in the Hill Country, and as Kate is planning the perfect wedding, Zach has a conflict with one of his business partners from California that threatens to thwart the entire deal. Will he stand by his morals, or have to turn away from his dream of having a 100% Texas winery? Will their new relationship withstand the twists and turns of the Texas wine business? Cactus Wedding is a hopeful story for those who believe that community, faith, and a little grit can make anything happen.
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New York Times best-selling author, Kate Summers, is facing divorce in her 40's, and up against a hard deadline. She rents an Airstream on the Texas Wine Trail to find inspiration, but discovers much more…
She meets Zach, a medical doctor from the Northeast scouting for a winery to invest in. They decide to spend a week enjoying tastings, but just as they are getting to know one another, he has to return suddenly back home. The holidays are hard for Kate, as she lost her mother two years ago. This Cactus Christmas is prickly and sweet as Kate must heal her heart, try to reconnect with her estranged sister, Lillie, and find her way on her own.
Will she finish her book? Will she meet Zach again?
Will timing ever be right?
A delicious story of finding yourself (again), second chances at love, and taking huge risks that payoff.
IR Verdict: Heather Renée May’s CACTUS CHRISTMAS is an uplifting and immensely readable novel about a woman’s journey back to happiness and love after a divorce, framed in a gorgeous Texas Wine Country setting.
CACTUS CHRISTMAS holds at its heart a powerful message for anyone who has experienced loss, whether it's of a loved one, a marriage, or the belief in one’s own dreams.
(4.2 out of 5 stars)
"There have been lots of guides written about Texas wineries, but this is the first work of fiction that I know of that has embraced them so dearly. When was the last time you read a novel with mentions of Roussanne and Mourvèdre? May did a great job of intertwining information about Texas wineries through Kate’s story. She paints a vivid picture of our wineries, Fredericksburg, and the Hill Country as a whole. It’s almost like having a guidebook sprinkled throughout a fun novel. I’m hopeful that folks that enjoy Texas wineries will enjoy Cactus Christmas, and Texas wineries will have some new fans through May’s writing." - Andrew Klein, TXWineLover
"CACTUS CHRISTMAS holds at its heart a powerful message for anyone who has experienced loss, whether it's of a loved one, a marriage, or the belief in one’s own dreams." - IndieReader
Heather Renée May is passionate about fourth quarter pivots, and delighted that she can finally channel her love of wine into something productive. She is a software engineer, a performing musician (Heather Ré), and a dog mom to the sweetest Pointer-mix rescue, Dotty. They live full-time in a RV splitting time between the Pacific Northwest and the Texas Hill Country.
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