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The Winemaker's Wife

Free download é The Winemaker's Wife Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hose they love and the champagne house that ties them togetherNew 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 Chauvea. 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 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 impression of a plot that was firmly rooted in the resistance movement in France Unfortunately this all felt very secondary in the novel and the main thrust of the historical portion of the plot hinges around marital affairs and discord In and of itself this could have been a decent focus for a story despite not being what I was expecting had the characters involved been a bit developed All that being said there were high stakes for this part of the book and good cause to be emotionally invested in the outcome The modern portion of the plot by contrast felt tacked on and lifeless Liv much like the characters in the earlier timeline feel uite underdeveloped and she was without the benefit of the tension in the HF portion to push the story along Liv is recently divorced and sad about it A very obvious romantic interest figure pops into the story when Liv s grandmother Edith takes her to France and their romance is delayed to a positively ridiculous degree by a misunderstanding and multiple characters failure to communicate very basic facts Harmel has uite a few novels under her belt but this one unfortunately read like a debut in my opinion The characters were all very shallow and were often unsympathetic when I believe the author did not intend for them to be The plot sometimes strained the limits of incredulity and the interesting aspects of the story routinely took a back seat to things like wine making and affairs The rating is comparable to her prior books however so I think it s safe to say that fans of her existing work will not be disappointed in this book as I was All that being said I was still prepared to rate this around three stars rather than two until I got to a particular scene that cast the entirety of the book in a bad light for me I will try to be as vague as possible to avoid giving away huge plot points but some spoilers are aheadview spoilerIn a moment of distress a character I ll call her person A confides in a person whom she knows to be a Nazi collaborator The secrets she gives away lead to the arrest of several people who then end up in a concentration camp Years later one of the characters who has managed to survive the camp I ll call her person B makes uite a point of saying that she doesn t blame the person who gave her up to the Nazis Her reasoning is essentially that Person A was careless but not cruel Again I d like to emphasize that Person A was well aware that her confidant was a Nazi collaborator I m all for victims finding forgiveness for those who have harmed them if it helps them find peace but Person B is not a real person with autonomy she is a character being fed lines by an author Forgiveness can be healing but there s something about the narrative that seems to frame this as the correct choice and that didn t sit well with me Perhaps I m entirely misreading the author s intentions but this was the impression I left the book with and it was enough to turn me off of a book I already had a rather lukewarm experience reading hide spoiler

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Free download é The Winemaker's Wife Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 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. 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 livesGrandmother Edith was my favorite charactermysterious and stubborn all rolled into oneLiv was likable as wellInez Celine Michel and Thor were interesting and their wine tunnels were fascinatingWe learn of the war the resistance the French people involved in the resistance and how the danger of making one simple mistake could alter the safety of many people THE WINEMAKER S WIFE is another marvelous intriguing read about the resiliency and determination of the French people and the entire European populationThose of us who were not living during this time do not have any idea of the horrors and hardships endured by the European people Ms Harmel weaved a beautiful tale filled with authentic characters and a story line that kept me turning the pages to learn as well as cry with the charactersAbsolutely LOVED this book Do not miss reading this book 55This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

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Free download é The Winemaker's Wife Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 lives of t. 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 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 felt like a Romance or Chic LitWomen s Fiction genre book There was a lot going on with the three main protagonists in the WWII era There is Michel Chauveau and his recently wed wife Ines Also in the mix are Theo and Celine Laurent Michel recently inherited Maison Chauveau upon the death of his father He has worked hard to learn the wine specifically the champagne business Maison Chauveau is uniue Michel s grandfather dug an elaborate system of caves under the main house The grapes are made into champagne in the caves The resulting bottles are stored and tended in the caves to until they are ready for market Much of the dramatic action of the book takes place in the cavesTheo is Michel s chef du cave cellar master His half Jewish wife Celine was raised in a winemaking family from Burgundy She is a good resource for many facets of the wine making process Ines is the odd person out in this mix She has no wine making experience She soon feels real and imagined slights from Michel and Celine Her feeling of exclusion leads her to make some bad decision have catastrophic unintended conseuences However she is not the only one with unclean hands Then we have the modern story of Grandma Edith and Liv While reading the modern chapters I was usually impatient to return to the WWII era to see what new scrapes this foursome was encountering This was a brutal time of German occupation French citizens collaborating with the Germans and French Resistance networks Those elements were touched upon in the story Michel was working for the Resistance I would have liked to read about that work in the book The story often dipped into RomanceChic Lit levels of angst especially in the modern storyline I would recommend this book to wine making aficionados who want to learn about the Champagne region during WWII I would also recommend it to readers who usually enjoy Women s Fiction and want to learn about this region in France during WWII The Author s Notes at the end of the book also gave resources for continued research about this era and region and the backstory of how the book came about I appreciated having that information Thank You to NetGalley the publisher Gallery Pocket Books and the author Kristin Harmel for providing a free e ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Hardcover
  • 385
  • The Winemaker's Wife
  • Kristin Harmel
  • English
  • 04 February 2020
  • 9781982112295

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    PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] 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

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    Summary ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kristin Harmel Kristin Harmel ´ 2 Review Free download The Winemaker's Wife 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 ti

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    PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] The synopsis provided for this story is a bit misleading Less than 15% of the story deals with the French Resis

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    PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] Summary ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kristin Harmel Kristin Harmel ´ 2 Review Informative beautiful and tragicThe Winemaker’s Wife is a stirring immersive story set in France during the early 1940s as well pre

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    Free download The Winemaker's Wife PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] 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 cours

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    PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] 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 3 stars This book’s genre is Historical Fiction For me there were not enough historical details a

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    Summary ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kristin Harmel PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] 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 T

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    PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] 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 champag

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    Summary ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kristin Harmel PDF NEW [The Winemaker's Wife] Kristin Harmel ´ 2 Review I received a free copy of The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel from Goodreads for my honest opinionA 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

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