She was banished
Cori's grandfather Salvatore Messina told her she'd never be able to make it on her own as a single mother. He threatened hertell him the name of the father so he could ruin him, or she and her child would be cut off from the family. As the field manager of Messina Vineyards, Blake would not only lose his job, but his whole career could be destroyed. Cori couldn't do that to Blakeshe still loved him. So she kept the identity of Michael's father a secret.
But now she's back for good?
Almost five years later, Cori has returned to her family's winery with her young son, Michael. Her mother is dying and Cori is determined to do whatever she can for her. But Cori's also back for another reason: it's time to find out if Blake will recognizeand accepttheir son.