Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Promo Post: The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell



Title: The Vineyards of Champagne
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Publisher: Berkley (January 21, 2020)
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Women's Contemporary

Book Description:
About THE VINEYARDS OF CHAMPAGNE

Beneath the cover of France's most exquisite vineyards, a city of women defy an army during World War I, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Carousel of Provence....

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.








About the Author:



Juliet Blackwell is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels based in France, including The Vineyards of Champagne, The Lost Carousel of Provence, Letters from Paris and The Paris Key. She also writes the Witchcraft Mystery series and the Haunted Home Renovation series. As Hailey Lind, Blackwell wrote the Agatha-nominated Art Lover's Mystery series. A former anthropologist, social worker, and professional artist, Juliet is a California native who has spent time in Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Italy, the Philippines, and France.


20 comments:

  1. That sounds like it would be a hard time to live in. So much going on.

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  2. I enjoyed some books by this author but I didn't know about this one

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    1. I haven't tried her yet but it looks like I need to because this does sound really good.

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  3. Oh this looks so good Kindlemom thanks

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  4. Looking at the cover, I would have thought this was a nice romance set against a winery backdrop, but to find out it is about women resisting during WWI even better. I will have to add this to my list as I love books about women in WWI and II.

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    1. I know, I thought the same thing at first too Heidi. I definitely want to make time for this one.

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  5. Sounds like a beautiful story of healing. Love that cover! :)

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  6. i love when secrets are revealed. and the thought of living in tunnels....i shivered
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. Oh, this looks good and I've been devouring historical novels with past/present timelines of late.

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    1. They have become some of my favorites as well!

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  8. Oh wow what a cool premise! I love the sound of the shelter underneath the vineyard, and the rediscovery in the present day.

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    1. I agree! I bet it's a great read. I need to get a copy!

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  9. I like the idea behind the premise of Rasalyn finding letters from WWI and then reliving that story. The story within a story sounds neat! Thanks for sharing Ali :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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