When a tornado rips through Montgomery Estate Vineyard, it not only destroys some of Lucie Montgomery’s newest grapevines, but also unearths a grave in an abandoned field. The discovery sets tongues wagging in the small town of Atoka, Virginia, especially after Lucie learns the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department believes the odds are good someone in her family is responsible.
But Lucie has more to worry about than family secrets buried with the victim in her vineyard. Her charming new farm manager clashes constantly with Quinn Santori, her winemaker; and accidents, broken equipment, and injuries fuel the combustible atmosphere around the winery. Lucie’s complicated feelings for Quinn involved in disturbing activities that could cost him his job.
Meanwhile Lucie has granted permission to a group of Civil War reenactors to use a field near the gravesite to stage the local Battle of Ball’s Bluff, though she is unsettled by ghost stories of soldiers who still haunt the real battlefield and its cemetery of unknown soldiers. As the day for the reenactment draws near, the ghosts of her own family’s past converge for an outcome she could never have anticipated.