The Winemaker's Wife




      The Winemaker's Wife
The author of the engrossing international bestseller The Room on Rue Am lie 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 In s 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 theR sistance In s fears they ll be exposed, but for C line, 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 C line recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness, and In s 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. Read The Winemaker's Wife – heartforum.co.uk

Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE, THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING, THE LIFE INTENDED, WHEN WE MEET AGAIN, and several other novels Her latest, THE WINEMAKER S WIFE, is coming in August 2019 from Gallery Books Simon Schuster A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men s Health, Glamour, Woman s Day, Travel Leisure, and .Kristin grew up in Peabody, Mass Worthington, Ohio and St Petersburg, Fla., and she graduated with a degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Florida After spending time living in Paris, she now lives in Orlando, Fla., with her husband and young son.


      The Winemaker's Wife
 By Kristin Harmel IBN : 1982112298 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 385 pages
  • The Winemaker's Wife
  • Kristin Harmel
  • English
  • 10 February 2018
  • 1982112298

10 thoughts on “ The Winemaker's Wife

  1. Erin says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 the champagne industry and it s resistance during 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 the champagne industry and it s resistance during German occupation Also, I did enjoy the author s 2018 book The Room on Rue Amelie But what often had me considering DNFing or giving this a lower rating on Goodreads was the descent into historical romance Mi...

  2. Elizabeth of Silver& says:

    France, wine, WWII, present day, and love all of this wrapped into one amazing, difficult to put down read.We meet Inez, Celine, Michel, Thor, Liv, and Liv s French grandmother, Edith, as the story moves back and forth in time.We 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 lives.Grandmother Edith was my favorite France, wine, WWII, present day, and love all of this wrapped into one amazing, difficult to put down read.We meet Inez, Celine, Michel, Thor, Liv, and Liv s French grandmother, Edith, as the story moves back and forth in time.We 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 lives.Grandmother Edith was my favorite character mysterious and stubborn all rolled into one.Liv was likable as well.Inez, Celine, Michel, and Thor were interesting, and their wine tunnels were fascinating.We learnof the war, the resistance, the French people involved in the resistance, and how the danger of making one simple mistake could alter the saf...

  3. Zoe says:

    Informative, beautiful, and tragic The 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 In s Chauveau, a young wife who after feeling neglected and misunderstood naively makes choices that have far reaching, life changing consequences C line Laurent, the half Jewish wife of Chauveau s winemaker who lives in constant fear of the advancing Germans except when deep within the Informative, beautiful, and tragic The 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 In s Chauveau, a young wife who after feeling neglected and misunderstood naively makes choices that have far reaching, life changing consequences C line Laurent, the half Jewish wife of Chauveau s winemaker who lives in constant fear of the advancing Germans except when deep within the vineyard caves where she finds solace, hope, contentment, and love and Liv Kent, a recently divorced American who journeys to France at the request of her grandmother only to uncover a family history that s littered with secrets, betrayals, and sacrifices.T...

  4. Paige 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 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 movement.The premise for 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 movement.The premise for this book was an interesting concept showing a different perspective of WWII German occupied ci...

  5. Krista says:

    Rating 3.5 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 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3 stars This book s genre is Historical Fiction For me there were not enough historical details about the French Resistance in the Champagne region of France during the war to sink my teeth into It often feltlike a Romance or Chic Lit Women s Rating 3.5 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 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3 stars This book s genre is Historical Fiction For me there were not enough historical details about the French Resistance in the Champagne region of France during the war to sink my teeth into It often feltlike a Romance or Chic Lit Women s Fiction genre book There was a lot going on with the three main protagonists in the WWII era There is Michel C...

  6. Britany says:

    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 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 wi...

  7. DeAnn says:

    3 champagne starsThis is a well researched historical fiction tale set in the champagne region of France, mostly during WWII I truly enjoyed learningabout the process of maintaining a vineyard, the process for making champagne, and a bitabout what the inhabitants of this region did as part of the French resistance.The 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 3 champagne starsThis is a well researched historical fiction tale set in the champagne region of France, mostly during WWII I truly enjoyed learningabout the process of maintaining a vineyard, the process for making champagne, and a bitabout what the inhabitants of this region did as part of the French resistance.The 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 ...

  8. Selena says:

    I received a free copy of The Winemaker s Wife by Kristin Harmel from Goodreads for my honest opinion.A wonderful work of Historical Fiction with dual time lines that take place between World War II and present day The focus of the story is on a champagne house in the Champagne region of France A story of a woman who spent her whole life trying to make amends for mistakes she made in her youth There are twists and turns within this story you never see coming.The characters are wonderful and I received a free copy of The Winemaker s Wife by Kristin Harmel from Goodreads for my honest opinion.A wonderful work of ...

  9. Jenna Bookish 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 4.14 average on Goodreads, so if the synopsis sounds like something you ll love, by all means, don t let my review turn you off of it But my honest reaction to this novel was mainly disappointment.To start with, the synopsis gave me an My thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for sending me an advance ...

  10. Shelby says:

    In the Champagne region of France, newlyweds Michel and Ines owned a winery by the name of Maison Chauveau During the 1940s when WWII breaks out, the Nazis invade their small town and take over the supply produced by their winery Lucky for Ines, her life isn t heavily affected by the war, but even still, her marriage is perishing before her eyes And then Ines discovers that Michel is taking part in the French Resistance and she worries what his actions will cost them Celine and her husband In the Champagne region of France, newlyweds Michel and Ines owned a winery by the name of Maison Chauveau During the 1940s when WWII breaks out, the Nazis invade their small town and take over the sup...

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