Books by Christa Polkinhorn

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Born and raised in Switzerland, Christa Polkinhorn has always had the desire to explore the world outside of her beautiful but tiny country. She traveled in Europe, China, Japan as well as South America. Now, she lives and works as writer and translator in southern California.

Her interest in foreign cultures informs her work and her novels take place in several countries. She published a volume of poetry (The Path of Fire). Now, she writes and publishes contemporary fiction with a focus on family drama/love stories (The Family Portrait trilogy). Her latest work includes an element of romantic suspense.

Aside from writing and traveling, she is an avid reader and a lover of the arts, dark chocolate, and red wine.

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Fire in the Vineyard: A Gripping Tale of Suspense in the Wine Country of California (The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book 3)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Stolen wine and a body creates havoc in the Segantino winery.When bottles of wine disappear from the Segantino Winery in Paso Robles, California, and an arson fire kills his close friend, the owner of the estate, Robert Segantino, is faced with the toughest ordeal of his career as winemaker: someone intends to destroy what he has built...
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Path of Fire
by Christa Polkinhorn
A volume of poems which one reader called "clear-eyed and elegiac, with a cosmopolitan flavor. Path of Fire is full of unsentimental but emotionally charged poems about loneliness and family and searching the earth for a home."
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Finding Angelo: A Gripping Tale of Suspense, Love, and Betrayal in the Piedmont region of Italy (The Wine Lover's...
by Christa Polkinhorn
A skeleton in the vineyards of the Segantino family leads Sofia on a wild chase from California to the Piedmont region in Italy in search of her missing great-uncle Angelo. The local gangsters, however, are equally interested in the elusive Angelo and are ready to kill in order to find him. Will Sofia be able to outsmart them?.A hidden...
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Love of a Stonemason: A Gripping Tale of Love Between a Painter and a Stonemason (Family Portrait Book 2)
by Christa Polkinhorn
A painter and a stonemason struggle with their turbulent pastThe young painter, Karla Bocelli, is all too familiar with loss. At age five, she lost her mother in a car crash in the south of Switzerland. Her Peruvian father lives at the other end of the world, and a year ago, her aunt and guardian passed away. Now, at age twenty-four, the...
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FAMILY PORTRAIT (Boxed Set): A Luminous and Hopeful Family Saga
by Christa Polkinhorn
The FAMILY PORTRAIT trilogy follows the lives of two artists—Karla, a painter, and Andreas, a sculptor/stonemason—and their families as they try to keep the flame of love and creativity alive through turbulent times. The story takes place in Switzerland, Italy, the United States, and Peru with a short excursion to France.AN UNCOMMON...
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The Italian Sister: An Emotional and Gripping Romantic Suspense (The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book 1)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Sofia embarks on a wild journey from California to Tuscany to claim the vineyard she inherited and meet the sister she doesn't know. As if this wasn't turmoil enough, someone is out to kill her.Standing at her father's grave in California, Sofia Laverne mourns his untimely death. Henry had not only been a loving parent but Sofia's best...
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An Uncommon Family: An Emotionally Gripping Story of Love and Forgiveness (Family Portrait Book 1)
by Christa Polkinhorn
The power of love and friendship in turbulent timesThree people with a troubled past meet in Zurich, Switzerland. Six-year-old Karla longs for her dead mother. Anna struggles with her former husband's deception, and Jonas, artist and teacher, mourns the death of his wife. While caring for and teaching little Karla, who promises to be a...
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Emilia: An Emotional and Luminous Story of Family and Friendship (Family Portrait Book 3)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Turmoil threatens the peace of the O'Reilly familyThe O'Reilly household is in trouble. With her two older children, Laura and Tonio, grown and getting ready to fly the coop, Karla finds out she is pregnant again. Instead of furthering her painting career, she has to raise another child. Andreas looks forward to being a father once more...
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