Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:325
  • eBook ISBN:9781615509157

Spanish Doors

by Diana Renfro

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview
Near thirty, Arden Sidonia is a talented nutritionist who aptly nourishes patients at the hospital and cares for her Gramma Kaira at home. She has found romance and security in a compelling doctor and finally embraces the hope of a family of her own, which she has missed since the desertion of her father when she was nine. But in the blink of an eye, all seems lost. Both career and family crumble when a doctor sets her up to take the fall for the death of one of his patients, and Gramma Kaira who knows she is dying reveals the shocking news that Arden’s father is alive and well, living in Spain. Outraged by the deception and with nothing else to lose, Arden journeys to the Iberian Peninsula to confront a man she hardly remembers. In her search, she encounters a magnificent country and its people, all part of her heritage, but she must learn to forgive and allow herself to be taken care of before she can cross the threshold of these newly opened Spanish doors. 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.
Description
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.
About the author
A native of Alabama, Diana Renfro lived most of her life in Charlotte, NC, where she worked in clinical nutrition before turning to creative writing. Inspired by Spain and its people, their foods and their wines, she completed her first novel, Spanish Doors with the help of a grant from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Sciences Council. She later received a grant from the NC Arts Council and worked as Writer-in-Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in California. She now lives on a farm in Grassy Creek, NC, where she is nurtured by prolific gardens, animals and the wide-open sky.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.