Our host for this month is Sharon Grimshaw.
Our book is “The Winemaker's Wife: A Novel," by Kristen Harmel.
This moving story begins in Champagne in 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 back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Resistance. Inès fears they’ll be exposed. But for Céline, the half-Jewish wife of Chauveau’s chef de cave, the risk is even greater as rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate.
In New York in 2019, Liv Kent has just lost everything when her eccentric French grandmother shows up unannounced, insisting on a trip to France. She 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 Chauveau.