Angelica Amante at twenty-four must make a career-ending moral decision when the high-profile New York law firm she works for demands that she use her brilliant legal talent to protect the wealthy by exploiting the poorest of the poor.
Blackballed in New York, she returns to her parents’ California wine country estate, Regalo Grande, determined to start over. There she meets Antonio, an illiterate stable hand who cleans the stalls of her father’s Arabian horses. He has an inner strength, integrity, and peace that she longs for in this time of turmoil. And soon she is drawn to him in a way she cannot deny.
As she gets to know him, Angelica discovers that Antonio has left the abject poverty of his home near Guadalajara, Mexico. Immediately her compassion is reawakened.
Angelica finds herself fighting her mother’s prejudice and her father’s insistence that she follow the lifestyle she was groomed for. With her mother seriously ill and her father on the edge of financial ruin, must she betray her family to be true to herself?
One decision will change her life forever.
From the Back Cover
This decision could change her life forever. But how can Angelica choose between her career and her heart? As the rising star of a prominent law firm and the only daughter of a wealthy horse-ranching family, Angelica Amante has everything money could buy. Things can only get better for her. Or so she thought. When she's offered a promotion, Angelica is suddenly confronted with a life-changing decision. Should she continue to work for a company that profits by taking advantage of the poor, or take a stand against injustice and put her career in jeopardy? Then Angelica meets Antonio, a handsome and determined worker on her father's ranch. As she gets to know him, Angelica discovers that Antonio has left his poverty-stricken home in Guadalajara, Mexico, and illegally crossed the U.S. border to find work. Immediately Angelica's compassion is reawakened. Soon coinciding circumstances and conflicting lifestyles cause their worlds to collide, and Angelica and Antonio find themselves at a crossroad of faith, love, and selfless commitment that will forever alter both their lives.