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The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel
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“You can’t rewrite the past. But you can choose to live with your whole heart in the here and now.”

This is the story of the fictional house of Maison Chauveau, a champagne vintner in Northern France. The history goes back for decades prior to the Second World War, and stretches beyond the current time. It is a story that is fiction, but may have deep roots in the true French history of resistance and viniculture.

Olivia[Liv] Kent has lost everything: job, husband, and whatever life she has made in New York when her 99-year old grandmother sweeps her up and brings her to France to share the stories she needs to before it’s too late. The past and the present meet head on in history that changes everyone’s future.

I won this ARC of by then a published book in the realm of WW2 history, and, since there seems to be a glut of them, it sat for a while before I read it. It’s a bit long, but keeps you reading as Kristin Harmel pours her love of all things French into this, her latest work. Although it is a bit long, the story is wonderful. I give it 4 1/2 stars and recommend it.
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Reading Progress

March 8, 2019 – Shelved
March 8, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
October 4, 2019 – Started Reading
October 7, 2019 –
page 175
October 9, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-2019
October 9, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction-2019
October 9, 2019 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
October 9, 2019 – Shelved as: goodreadswins2019
October 9, 2019 – Shelved as: paperbook
October 9, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
October 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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