Rosa Sweetnail has a heart. The problem is, her neighbor wants it. Really really wants it. The neighbor is Griffin McXain. Rosa lives in a walnut orchard across from the retirement community in which McXain lives with his wife, whose own heart is failing fast. Failing almost as fast are Rosa's twin careers as a walnut farmer and wood sculptor, and McXain's stint as a winery owner. Both Rosa and McXain have plans to stay their descents. And both of these plans intersect at Rosa's heart. Obsession and intrigue are the main ingredients that form the base of Harvesting Rosa Sweetnail. Added to it are dollops of bankruptcy, desperation, undying love, and perhaps that most elusive of all spices: cannibalism.