This moving story, set amid the evocative champagne vineyards of France during the darkest days of WW2, is perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Rachel Hore and Kate Morton.
Champagne, 1940: Ines has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. With war on their doorstep, danger and tension mount and it isn't long until Michel turns his back on his marriage and begins secretly hiding munitions for the Resistance. Ines is terrified they'll be exposed, but for Celine, the half-Jewish wife of Chauveau's chef de cave, the risk is even greater, for rumours abound of Jewis being shipped east to an unspeakable fate.
When, in a desperate big to find some meaning in the ruin, Celine makes a dangerous decision to follow her heart, it leads to Ines' reckless involvement with a Nazi collaborator, and soon they risk the lives of those they love and the champagne house that holds them together.
New York, 2019: Liv Kent has just lost everything when her eccentric French grandmother shows up unannounced, insisting on a trip to France. But the older woman has an ulterior motive and a tragic, decades-old story to share. When past and present finally collide, Liv finds herself on a road to salvation that leads straight to the Maison Chauveau.
The Winemaker's Wife is a story of love and loss, grief and redemption, and how hope can come from the places we least expect.
Kristin Harmel is an international bestselling author of a dozen novels including The Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. Her work has been featured in People, Woman's Day, Men's Health, and Ladies' Home Journal, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.
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