Monday, March 9, 2020

The Vineyards of Champagne

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  Deep within the labyrinth of caves that lies below the lush, rolling vineyards of the Champagne region, an underground city of women and children hums with life. Forced to take shelter from the unrelenting onslaught of German shellfire above, the bravest and most defiant women venture out to pluck sweet grapes for the harvest. But wine is not the only secret preserved in the cool, dark cellars...

In present day, Rosalyn Acosta travels to Champagne to select vintages for her Napa-based employer. Rosalyn doesn't much care for champagne--or France, for that matter. Since the untimely death of her young husband, Rosalyn finds it a challenge to enjoy anything at all. But as she reads through a precious cache of WWI letters and retraces the lives lived in the limestone tunnels, Rosalyn will unravel a mystery hidden for decades...and find a way to savor her own life again.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  The Vineyards of Champagne was enjoyable.  I liked the secrets that were discovered, it was a different twist to the story.  I really liked the characters and how they were different from one another.  The back and forth between present day and WWI was perfect for this story.  An enjoyable trip to France!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I would like to read other books by Juliet Blackwell….The Paris Key, Letters from Paris, and The Lost Carousel of Provence



Juliet Blackwell is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key, Letters from Paris, and The Lost Carousel of Provence. She makes her home in Northern California.

Xe Sands is an award-winning narrator known for her authentic characterizations and intimate delivery. She has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, and she has been recognized for her engaging romance narrations.

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