Thanks to kristinharmel and gallerybooks for the goodreads giveaway win of The Winemaker’s Wife. Happy Pub Day!
Ines has just married Michel, the owner of the Maison Chauveau, a prominent winery. The Germans are invading France. Michel begins working with the resistance which Ines feels is too dangerous.
Celine follows her heart despite the risk and is constantly worried about the safety of her family because of their Jewish heritage. Desperate mistakes are made by both women.
The book alternates between WWII France and present New York with Liv, a recent divorcee. Her French grandmother shows up unexpectedly and takes her to Champagne to learn the truth about her heritage.
I absolutely adored this book. It reminded me in some ways of The Things We Cannot Say. I only wished I could have read it uninterrupted because I did not want to put it down. I loved Liv’s story and her relationship with her grandmother. I sobbed at the end and I’m still thinking about it.