The Vinho Verde Trilogy: Book 1

The Girl in the Peach Tree

A small town girl. A Portuguese flight attendant. Two lost hearts, searching for more than just love and coming dangerously close to finding it.

Maya Wells is an adventurer in waiting and when she cancels her wedding and jumps on a plane to a vineyard in Portugal she has no idea how much her life is about to change. All it takes is Cristiano Lazaro’s soft, inviting accent, the unexpected friendship of an American journalist and a young, beautiful viper to turn Maya’s first adventure upside down before it even begins.

When Cristiano sees Maya sitting on the waiting room floor, covered in a cup of tea, his heart slams against his chest. Mystified and intrigued by his body’s reaction to her, he is driven to find out why she is so different and how with one smile he could start feeling alive again. In response, he slips a note into her journal, hoping she’ll find it, hoping she’ll read it… hoping.

The Girl in the Peach Tree is the first book in Michelle Oucharek-Deo’s contemporary romance trilogy. If you like a story filled with genuine emotion, a search for personal truth and a touch of magical charm then
you’ll love how this tale of food, wine, friends and passion comes together with just a dash of secrets and betrayal. It is sure to ignite all your senses and have you booking a flight to Portugal before you even finish.

Explore The Girl in the Peach Tree and start planning your own adventure with Oucharek-Deo’s contemporary romance at your side.

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An inner journey to outward destinations
A deceptively easy read, with layers of psychological material paying homage to grief, friendship, family roots, betrayal, and personal growth. There is something for everyone, from young adults to seniors, and half the fun is casting, in one’s mind’s eye, the movie franchise which would be based on this story and it’s inevitable sequels. Bite into this sweet fruit and taste the sun, food and life therein.
~ Amazon customer

This book reaffirmed the importance of taking risks, and embracing change in your life. The characters were warm and approachable. I finished the story with a smile on my face. I am waiting for her next book!
~ K. Baker

I absolutely love this book. Maya is so relatable, so quirky, so funny. She’s a good person who loves passionately, but knows that what is right for her, isn’t always right for everyone.
~ J. Hayes

Michelle Oucharek-Deo

Michelle Oucharek-Deo was born in British Columbia, Canada and continues to reside in BC with her family. In addition to being an author Michelle is a Registered Art Therapist and has been practising in the field of counselling for over two decades. She is a dedicated gardener and is always looking for ways to add a little color into her life and her writing.

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