Against All Odds
Rich Girl / Poor Girl
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Adventurer / Explorer / World Traveler
Artist / Graphic Designer / Illustrator
United States: New England / Northeast
United States: Pacific
Academic / School / University
Big City / Urban
Farm / Ranch
Hotel / Inn
Restaurant / Diner / Food Truck
Small Town / Rural
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By Jacqueline Fein-Zachary
Harvest Dreams is the story of two young lesbians who - during the Reagan era - dare to transform an old potato farm on Long Island into a vineyard.
Walking through the luscious Napa harvest in the fall of 1982, agricultural student Kate Bauer is inspired to grow grapes, and charismatic business major Sydney Barrett might just be the perfect person to make that dream come true. If only Kate knew what to do with her unexpected attraction to Sydney.
On the threshold of the AIDS pandemic, Kate is appalled by her father’s homophobia toward her closeted uncle, Louie. When Uncle Louie dies, he leaves his potato farm on Long Island to Kate. Soon Kate and Sydney are planting thousands of baby vines, even as the unspoken desire between them grows.
As the vineyard thrives, Sydney caves to family pressure and heads to Paris for a once-in-a-lifetime banking apprenticeship, leaving Kate to struggle with the feelings for Sydney that never wane. Their possibility for a shared harvest grows faint until Sydney returns, and a threat to the vineyard and their dreams forces them to confront their unresolved feelings.