The Winemaker’s Wife [Book Review] #ThrowBackThursday

January 27,  2022

The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel (cover)


Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction/Women’s Fiction, WW11, Wine Making, French Resistance Movement, France

In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads. Today, I’m re-sharing a pageturning story, The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel.

I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

My Summary:

“Told from multiple perspectives and in a past and present timeline, The Winemaker’s Wife is a story of secrets, survival, guilt, and love.

Through the perspectives of Inès and Céline, we experience the intrigue of their daily lives before and during the German invasion of France during WW11; we learn details of the champagne production at the (fictional) Maison Chauveau in northern France near the city of Reims; and we also hear a little about the French resistance (hiding munitions and Jews). An alternate present-day timeline shares the story of Liv who is mysteriously whisked away from her home in New York to France by her eccentric grandmother. There are secrets from the past to be revealed.”

…secrets, survival, guilt, and love…

Continue here for my full review of The Winemaker’s Wife…


Have you read The Winemaker’s Wife or is it on your TBR?



  1. This is a book that I believe is in the bag Susan gave me. I hope to get to it over the next 8 weeks by the pool in Florida. I remember reading your original review and you thought it was a bit predictable, but by the pool, that is okay.

  2. Sounds intriguing Carol — loved The Book of Lost Names by KH. We’re reading it for our Lit Group in a couple months. I need to to check on all her older books that I haven’t read. thanks thanks! And – how are you doing?? Staying safe & sound? I have been reading so much in January since everyone we know has covid! Loved The Rose Code (thanks for the tip!) and just finished Philip Yancey’s new memoir, Where the Light Fell. — so good.

    • Book of Lost Names is my fav KH!

      So far we’re safe from Covid. My son and 2 grandsons had it last week. One of the kids brought it home from school. That’s our biggest risk….our 8 yo grandson lives with us and he’s vaccinated but still he’s likely to get a breakthrough case from school and then we’ll have to deal with it. I’m so tired of the pandemic. Ugh! We are scheduling some home improvement projects to pass the time. We had our old wood patio covers replaced in January….big messy project but just waiting on final inspection now.

      Thrilled to hear you loved Rose Code! KQ is such a wonderful writer!

      Always a treat to hear from you Rhonda!

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