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The Winemaker's Wife

The author of the engrossing 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 NightingaleChampagne The Winemaker's PDF Inès has just married Michel the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau when the Germans invade As the danger mounts Michel. The synopsis provided for this story is a bit misleading Less than 15% of the story deals with the French Resistance and over it goes into little to no details about what they did other than hiding the munitions as stated in the synopsis The members are never named the groups are unknown and the effect of their cause is anonymous The reader never sees the outcome of what came from their help with the resistance and there is no action regarding the resistance movementThe premise for this book was an interesting concept showing a different perspective of WWII German occupied citizens the winemakers It was interesting that they were treated differently since the Nazi soldiers needed booze and I would have liked interaction between themThis novel relishes in marital problems affairs and wine The chapters alternate between Liz Ines and Celine The reader is uickly made aware of Liz s divorce in 2019 which causes her to fly to Reims France to stay with her 99 year old spunky Grandma Edith Meanwhile set in 1943 during German occupied France Ines and Celine both express their own marital problems The first half of the book primarily focuses on Ines and Celine s relationship problems with their spouses Ines constantly feels left out and insignificant and for the reader it freuently feels like she is whining and can become annoying to suffer through the pages of her moaning about no one caring about her Overall there was little depth to the main characters so none of them really resonated with me I didn t like any of the characters set in the past and I felt like it was hard to get to know them as a reader On the other hand I did like Grandma Edith and it was her relationship with Liv and the connection that was to be made between her and the past that caused me to keep reading The ending was carefully crafted and enjoyable This is a good light read for those interested in both romance and wine There are pages and pages beautifully describing how wine is made Thank you to Gallery Books Kristin Harmel and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House year old spunky Grandma Edith Meanwhile set in 1943 during German occupied France Ines and Celine both express their own marital problems The first half of the book primarily focuses on Ines and Celine s relationship problems with their spouses Ines constantly feels left out and insignificant and for the reader it freuently feels like she is whining and can become annoying to suffer through the pages of her moaning about no one caring about her Overall there was little depth to the main characters so none of them really resonated with me I didn t like any of the characters set in the past and I felt like it was hard to get to know them as a reader On the other hand I did like Grandma Edith and it was her relationship with Liv and the connection that was to be made between her and the past that caused me to keep reading The ending was carefully crafted and enjoyable This is a good light read for those interested in both romance and wine There are pages and pages beautifully describing how wine is made Thank Matthews Choice you to Gallery Books Kristin Harmel and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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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 fateWhen Céline recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness and Inès makes a dangerous mistake with a Nazi collaborator they risk the liv. This is one of those times where I feel finishing the book was redemption This book features the Champagne area of France during WWII We have alternating storylines with Ines Chauvin Edith Thierry and Celine Laurent in the 1940 s and present day with Liv This is your standard historical fiction novel with a few twists heartbreak and of course a background of tragedy with the holocaust casting a cloud over the novel I appreciated the author s attempt to introduce a fresh perspective with the champagne house narrative and history but it just didn t hit for meMost of the book was a challenge to connect to the characters They are just so unlikable that it made it hard to find anyone to get behind in this story I anticipated most of the twists that inevitably present themselves to the reader I found myself finding most of the plot extremely hard to believe and was constantly rolling my eyes at the conveniences that kept popping up I also hated the present day storyline Liv and the lawyer fall in love almost immediately is that realistic Maybe but not based on what the author wrote While I appreciated the attempt Harmel tried with presenting Ines as someone that didn t believe what the Nazi s were orchestrating I ultimately couldn t believe how stupid she was with her decisions during this period in history If I DNF d books this might ve been one I would have set aside early on however I am so glad I finished it The end mostly redeemed this novel for me and brought my review up to 3 stars This is one of those times where I am thankful that I am an eternal completest Thank you to Netgalley and Galley Books for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, your standard historical fiction novel with a few twists heartbreak and of course a background of tragedy with the holocaust casting a cloud over the novel I appreciated the author s attempt to introduce a fresh perspective with the champagne house narrative and history but it just didn t hit for meMost of the book was a challenge to connect to the characters They are just so unlikable that it made it hard to find anyone to get behind in this story I anticipated most of the twists that inevitably present themselves to the reader I found myself finding most of the plot extremely hard to believe and was constantly rolling my eyes at the conveniences that kept popping up I also hated the present day storyline Liv and the lawyer fall in love almost immediately is that realistic Maybe but not based on what the author wrote While I appreciated the attempt Harmel tried with presenting Ines as someone that didn t believe what the Nazi s were orchestrating I ultimately couldn t believe how stupid she was with her decisions during this period in history If I DNF d books this might ve been one I would have set aside early on however I am so glad I finished it The end mostly redeemed this novel for me and brought my review up to 3 stars This is one of those times where I am thankful that I am an eternal completest Thank Hers to Protect you to Netgalley and Galley Books for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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Es of those they love and the champagne house that ties them togetherNew York 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.. 3 champagne starsThis is a well researched historical fiction tale set in the champagne region of France mostly during WWII I truly enjoyed learning about the process of maintaining a vineyard the process for making champagne and a bit about what the inhabitants of this region did as part of the French resistanceThe three women in this book Celine Ines and Liv mostly didn t capture my sympathy until the end of the book They didn t feel fleshed out and I struggled to understand why they acted in certain ways I just didn t connect to them in the way I do with a book that I love There are elements of intrigue secrets and deception all woven into this oneI really liked The Room on Rue Amelie by this author so I will definitely read her next book I wish I would have liked this one Thank you to NetGalley Kristin Harmel and GalleryPocket Books for a copy of the book to read


10 thoughts on “The Winemaker's Wife

  1. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon Shuster Canada for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review Kristin Harmel presents a well researched and detailed story set in wartime Reims France 1938 1943 and the other in contemporary France 2019 I gravitated to this story because I have visited Reims and its gorgeous cathedral Notre Dame de Reims the site in which many French monarchs were crowned and was intrigued at the angle of th

  2. says:

    France wine WWII present day and love all of this wrapped into one amazing difficult to put down readWe meet Inez Celine Michel Thor Liv and Liv's French grandmother Edith as the story moves back and forth in timeWe find out about the lives of the winemakers during the war and a secret that grandmother has kept for many years as well as a connection that the vineyards a restaurant and the characters have to both time periods and to their

  3. says:

    The synopsis provided for this story is a bit misleading Less than 15% of the story deals with the French Resistance; and over it goes into little to no details about what they did other than hiding the munitions

  4. says:

    Informative beautiful and tragicThe Winemaker’s Wife is a stirring immersive story set in France during the early 1940s as well present day that is told primarily from three different perspectives; Inès Chauveau a young wife who after feeling neglected and misunderstood naively makes choices that have far rea

  5. says:

    This is one of those times where I feel finishing the book was redemption This book features the Champagne area

  6. says:

    Rating 35 stars rounded down to 3 starsThis is a dual timeline book mainly focusing on northern France during WWII There are some contemporary chapters interwoven which helped propel the storyline I’m giving the book 35 stars rounded down to

  7. says:

    My thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher Okay Minority opinion alert This book currently has a very respectable 414 average on Goodreads so if the synopsis sounds like something you'll love by

  8. says:

    3 champagne starsThis is a well researched historical fiction tale set in the champagne region of France mostly during WWII I truly enjoyed learning about the process of maintaining a vineyard the process for making champagne and a bit about what the inhabitants of this region did as part of the French resistan

  9. says:

    I received a free copy of The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel from Goodreads for my honest opinionA wonderful work of Historical Fiction w

  10. says:

    What a story It’s both complex yet simple and embodies the feelings ideas and fears of people and how they vary in extreme situations in this case WWII You may be thinking another WWII book; let me assure you there are thousands of WWII stories that are all very different and worth telling Kristin Harmel tells one of them here ProtectionD

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