The Winemaker's Wife

The Winemaker's Wife

eBook - 2019
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Instant #1 bestseller from The Globe and Mail (Toronto) and The Toronto Star "Love and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption combine in a heady tale of the ever-present past...fantastic!" —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris The author of the "engrossing" ( People ) international bestseller The Room on Rue Amélie returns with a moving story set amid the champagne vineyards of northern France during the darkest days of World War II, perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale . Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance . Inès fears they'll be exposed, but for Céline, half-Jewish wife of Chauveau's chef de cave , the risk is even greater—rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate. When Céline recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness, and Inès makes a dangerous mistake with a Nazi collaborator, they risk the lives of those they love—and the champagne house that ties 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 right to the caves of the Maison Chauveau.
Publisher: 2019
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Gallery Books, 2019. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4560 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781982112318


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Jun 02, 2020

The history was of interest. I found the female characters lacking in my ability to relate to.

Feb 13, 2020

a fabulous book, a definite great read. Would recommend it highly-will not disappoint. Lots of interesting twists and turns that keep you interested and reading more.!!!

Feb 06, 2020

This is my second Kristen Harmel book (Room over Rue Amelie being the first), and while she writes very readable books, I don't think her publisher does her any favours by comparing her work to The Alice Network or The Nightingale. The expectations are too great for this book to match, and the reader will be disappointed. However, knowing her writing style, I was not expecting a blockbuster, and enjoyed the book for what it is - light, easy reading. Yes, it is based during the war, but the focus is character and very little of the actual resistance is involved. If you're looking for a quick, 'chick lit' type book, this is for you. If you want a heavy, war-focused novel, move along. Cheers!

Jan 19, 2020

Poor attempt at a "Nightingale" type novel.
It's a "My husband doesn't understand me"
Rather than WWII resistance novel.
Interesting title.
Interesting book jacket.
Written at young adult level.

Jan 09, 2020

Enjoyed this book. Simply entertaining, uncomplicated. Enjoyed Kristin Harmels style of writing.

VaughanPLKim Dec 29, 2019

Although it was quite interesting to read about how the Champagne houses in France used their cellars to smuggle weapons and hide Jewish refugees during World War II, I found myself getting frustrated with the characters, especially Ines. She was just too naïve to be believable, not to mention incredibly selfish. I did enjoy learning a bit about how Champagne is made.

Nov 26, 2019

I did enjoy the novel however was surprised that the main character was so surprisingly naïve and weak the first 2/3 of the way and then all of a sudden joined the Maquis. If you have read non-fiction about WW2 resistance and survivors this will strike you as "really?" as in kind of lame but for those who like France, champagne and some fluff in their historical fiction this will be perfect.

Nov 09, 2019

A different take on nazi interactions.
It did go on a bit but I enjoyed it.

A good plot but the writing style is simplistic and repetitive. The Grandmother should be a strong character but she shows little insight and mettle in her old age. The constant reference to grandmother's inability to forgive herself is annoying. And just assume that a woman who lives in Paris speaks French stop trying to impress the reader with her 'elegant French. The scene in 'heaven' has got to be the most inane scene I've read in years and shows the author's lack of skill and courage to leave some threads inconclusive.

Oct 24, 2019

loved it!! Great twist at the end. I loved the Nightingale and this is just as good!

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