Past and present collide in this moving story set amid the evocative champagne vineyards of France during the darkest days of WW2.
If you love The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper's Promise and then you'll adore this beautiful story of love, hope and survival.
East of Paris in the sun-drenched vineyards of northern France lies the glamorous champagne house Maison Chauveau. But as the Nazis march closer and the Resistance builds strength, it becomes clear the grand house is not all it seems.
1940: When young Ines married into the famed Chauveau family she dreamt of peace and luxury. But with German occupation comes a life of fear: for herself, for family and friends joining the Resistance and for Celine, the Jewish wife of their chief vintner. As tensions mount and loyalties are tested, Ines will be faced with a terrible choice.
2019: Liv Kent has lost everything: her job, her husband and the family she thought they were building. Alone and adrift she leaps at the chance to join her eccentric grandmother on a trip to Champagne. But it's not long before past and present collide, and in a desperate search for the truth, Liv is led straight to the Maison Chauveau.
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What readers are saying about The Book of Lost Names:
'A heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism centered on a female forger who risks everything to help Jewish children escape Nazi-occupied France' People Magazine, '20 Best Books to Read this Summer'
'Brilliantly imagined' Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
'Heartbreakingly real with a dash of suspense and romance' Booklist
What readers are saying about The Winemaker's Wife:
'A beautifully woven tale of love, betrayal and redemption' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'This is a story of love through generations, of the French Resistance and families of blood and choice. Fabulous read!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'A memorable book that weaves a heartbreaking, yet hopeful, tale. This book is fascinating and a must read!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'It is a story of love and betrayal. It's also a story of forgiveness ... kept me intensely interested until the very end' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'A deeply thoughtful historical fiction novel, based on details of real-life Resistance activities that occurred in France during World War II' Gwendalynbooks.blog
'I would highly recommendThe Winemaker's Wife to those who like historical fiction and women's fiction. A 5 star for me!' Stories Unfolded Blog
'This was a wonderfully twisty book ... I definitely want to read more from this author' The Good, the Bad and the Unread
Kristin Harmel is an international bestselling author of a dozen novels includingThe Winemaker's Wife,The Room on Rue Amelie, andThe Sweetness of Forgetting. Her work has been featured inPeople,Woman's Day,Men's Health, andLadies' Home Journal, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.
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