Thursday, January 16, 2020

Review and Giveaway of The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell

Rosalyn works for a vineyard in Napa, California, and is told she has to go to Champagne, France.  Who wouldn't want to go to Champagne, France - well...Rosalyn isn't too excited about going.

On her flight over, Rosalyn meets Emma who has found letters from a soldier and a woman that corresponded during the war.  She asked Rosalyn to help her put all the letters together and to make some sense out of them, but Rosalyn declines the offer.  She said she has to do what her employer asked her to do.

When Rosalyn finds one of the letters in her bag that Emma must have not picked up after they all fell to the floor, she becomes interested in the correspondence as she translates the letters through all the grime and worn out and unable-to-be translated words.

Rosalyn wishes she would have told Emma she would help her.  She could do that if she gets organized and finds the business card Emma had given her.

Translating these letters would be much more interesting than going from one local wine producer to the next trying to drum up business.

I tend to agree with Rosalyn....I would prefer dealing with the letters to uncover the past than dealing with wine makers.  I always enjoy books that have the characters finding items from the past that uncover secrets and a past life.

Readers get a marvelous glimpse of France’s quaint, cozy homes, the warmth of the French people, and the history of Champagne and how its citizens coped during the war.

If you love champagne, history lessons, learning about wine making in France, unraveling secrets, reading old letters, exploring old houses, meeting marvelous characters, and being treated to a terrific story line, do not miss reading THE VINEYARDS OF CHAMPAGNE.

Juliet Blackwell has given us another pull-you-in read.

THE VINEYARDS OF CHAMPAGNE will have you falling in love with the characters and the Champagne Region of France, and have you looking at how you need to focus on making yourself happy. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.



I am parterning with Danielle Kier of Penguin Random House for this giveaway.

JANUARY 16 - 22


  1. This does sound interesting Elizabeth and I have been waiting for your review to find out what it is about. Now I know - thank you.

  2. This sounds wonderful to me! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. It was very good....all of her books are.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  3. I do love the sound of the cozy homes and the letters. Thanks for sharing.

    1. The letters were great!!

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

  4. I really enjoyed the synopsis of the book and would love to read more about France and learning more about champagne.

    1. I hope you get to read this book, diannekc.

      Good luck in the giveaway.

      Thanks for your comment.

  5. Ordered from the library - thanks!

    1. ENJOY...hope you love it.

      Thanks for your comment, Carole.