The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell audiobook

The Vineyards of Champagne

By Juliet Blackwell
Read by Xe Sands

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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 World War I 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.

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Summary

Summary

A Booklist Pick of the Best Women's Fiction on Audio

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 World War I 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

She has an amazing range of voices and her expression, tone and intonation all add to giving each character their own identity. This was the first time I had listened to a book narrated by Xe and it will not be the last. Carla Loves to Read
“Widows, grief, champagne, and France form the substrate of this audiobook, seasoned by French phrases and verse and an occasional touch of Australian lingo.” Booklist (starred audio review)
“Moves effortlessly between present-day France and the battlefields of WWI…The allure of the decades-old mystery of missing letters juxtaposed against the history of the caves of Champagne makes for a satisfying page-turner.” Publishers Weekly
“A beautifully captivating story of wartime tenacity and tenderness that celebrates the sweetest bonds of human relationships and the courage to love again after loss. So exquisitely rich in detail, you’ll feel bubbles on your tongue.” Susan Meissner, author of The Last Year of the War

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Author Bio: Juliet Blackwell

Author Bio: Juliet Blackwell

Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for the author of several historical novels, including The Vineyards of Champagne, The Lost Carousel of Provence, Letters from Paris, and The Paris Key. In addition to writing the beloved Witchcraft Mystery series and the Haunted Home Renovation series, she also coauthored the Agatha Award-nominated Art Lover’s Mystery series. She graduated with a degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and went on to earn master’s degrees in anthropology and social work.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 10.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English