In her debut novel, Spanish Doors, Award-winning writer Diana Renfro offers readers a heartfelt and unforgettable drama that shows how a woman makes sense of her childhood losses. Nutritionist Arden Sidonia is devoted to her patients and cares for her Gramma Kaira at home, though Arden too is in desperate need of care. Nearing thirty, she is easily swept off her feet by a compelling surgeon and ready for a family, but soon after he proposes marriage, both career and family crumble when Arden is set up to take the fall for the death of a patient. Then, Gramma Kaira reveals the shocking news that Arden’s father, presumed dead, lives in Spain. Outraged by the deception and with little left to lose, Arden journeys to the Iberian Peninsula to confront the father who left her behind.
In her search, she encounters a magnificent country and its people, all part of her heritage. Gradually, as she travels through Spain, she uncovers family secrets once shrouded in mystery and begins to understand her parents as well as her past. But she must face her fears and learn to forgive before she can claim her heritage - and accept a new kind of love.
With heaping portions of good food, good wine, and beautiful, far-off lands, Diana Renfro’s debut novel, Spanish Doors, is sure to leave the reader hungering for the next course. Like all good Southern writers, Renfro writes with a strong sense of place where tantalizing food is on the table and there’s plenty of good wine for everyone. She’s also one heck of a storyteller.