The location of Finedale

The southern end of the Napa Valley. Photo courtesy of Wally Gobetz. Flickr Creative Commons.

The southern end of the Napa Valley.

Photo courtesy of Wally Gobetz. Flickr Creative Commons.

 

The fictional camp for discarded wives - Finedale, is supposedly in the Napa Valley. The camp does not exist even though many readers have suggested it be built since it could go to good use in real life! 

 

High above the Napa Valley. Photo courtesy of Youtwo. Flickr Creative Commons. 

High above the Napa Valley.

Photo courtesy of Youtwo. Flickr Creative Commons. 

The location I visualized when describing Finedale was in the southern end of the valley called the Carneros Region. It is where they primarily grow Chardonnay grapes. The photo below is from on top of the hill where I described a field of lavender - that's where Grace sits with Lucille and talks about relationships. Within that chapter there are several clues dropped that the reader hopefully picked up on about Lucille. 

Looking toward the west over the Carneros Region of the Napa Valley. 

Looking toward the west over the Carneros Region of the Napa Valley.