Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Entangled - Barbara Ellen Brink


by Barbara Ellen Brink

One lost summer is time best left forgotten.

When Minneapolis divorce attorney, Billie Fredrickson, inherits her uncle's small California winery, she has no intention of actually moving to the west coast and starting a new life. Her only thought is to get it off her hands as quickly as possible. But her return to the winery after an absence of twenty years opens up more than the reading of her uncle's will. Childhood memories, long-buried, begin to surface, prompting more questions than anyone is able or willing to answer.

A late night prowler, a break-in at the winery, and an unearthed box of shocking photographs is someone's way of pulling the welcome mat out from under Billie's feet, but it only makes her dig her heels in deeper.

More secrets lie buried beneath Fredrickson Winery's innocent facade and Billie intends to get to the root. But disturbing the past lays bare the skeletons of others, including her mother's. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure or will she run home where everyone is Minnesota Nice?

Barbara Ellen Brink is a freelance writer and novelist, supported financially by a loving husband who just happens to have a better paying job. Her novel, Time in a Bottle, was selected as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer's contest in 2006 and her novel, Sense of Danger, was a finalist in the 2007 contest. Barbara’s short stories and articles have been published in THEMA Literary Magazine, The Springhill Review, Evangel, Liguorian, and others. Entangled is her first published novel.

She grew up on a small farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota with her husband and their dogs, Rugby & Willow. With her kids now pushed out of the nest and encouraged to fly, Barbara spends much time writing, motorcycling with her husband in the summer, and hiking through the snow with the dogs in the winter.

The second book in the Fredrickson Winery Saga will be out in March.




Entangled is also available digitally in ebook formats through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Diesel, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords.

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  1. Barb,
    I'll have to recommend it to my sister she'd like a good mystery at a winery!lol

  2. Thanks for having me on Reading Minnesota, Beth. Looks like I'm in good company:)