by Rebecca Rosenberg
Paperback Publication Date: February 25, 2022
Lion Coronary heart Publishing
Style: Historic Fiction
Triple-gold-medal-winning writer Rebecca Rosenberg serves up a triumphant story of expertise and ambition, love and loss, betrayal and redemption, and accepting your self and others for who they’re.
Champagne, France, 1800
Twenty-year-old Barbe-Nicole has inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of scent that makes her choosy, persnickety, and notably perceptive) from her great-grandfather, a famend champagne maker.
Her dad and mom, nevertheless, see Le Nez as a curse and attempt to marry her off to an unsuspecting suitor. However Barbe-Nicole is set to make use of Le Nez to make nice champagne. When she learns her childhood sweetheart, François Clicquot, desires to start out a vineyard, she rejects her dad and mom’ suitors and marries François regardless of his psychological sickness.
The Widow Often known as Veuve Clicquot
Quickly, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot should cope together with her husband’s loss of life. Turning into a widow often called Veuve Clicquot, she grapples with a brand new overbearing accomplice, the difficulties of constructing champagne and the Napoleon Codes stopping ladies from proudly owning a enterprise.
All this whereas her father takes a navy uniform contract from Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who wages six wars in opposition to European monarchs, crippling Veuve Clicquot’s capability to promote her champagne.
Utilizing Le Nez, Veuve Clicquot struggles by way of insufferable hardships and challenges Napoleon himself. When she falls in love together with her gross sales supervisor, Louis Bohne, who asks her to marry, she should select between shedding her vineyard to her husband, as dictated by Napoleon Code or shedding Louis. Within the final showdown, Veuve Clicquot dangers imprisonment and even loss of life as she defies Napoleon.
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CHAMPAGNE WIDOWS awarded 2022 EDITOR’S CHOICE HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY! “Barbe-Nicole is a robust, decided lady, who defies Napoleon to make her vineyard successful. Fascinating particulars about winemaking: soil, local weather, barrels, bottles, and the varied grapes. All this and extra have an effect on the scent and taste of the wine. I may scent the wine together with Barbe-Nicole, since Rosenberg’s descriptions are so vivid. The narrative is interspersed with transient scenes in regards to the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the Pink Man, a satan determine disguised as a coachman, who encourages him to beat Europe. Essentially the most transferring components are the place Barbe-Nicole harvests grapes together with different ladies widowed by Napoleon’s wars.” ~ HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY EDITOR’S CHOICE
“This effervescent historic novel paints a richly detailed portrait of the enterprising Veuve Clicquot. The twinned plots of Clicquot and Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise and fall are crammed with element that give life to this far-off time. The prose is mild, but detailed, and peppered with moments of wry humor. Napoleon’s characterization is well-crafted and provides his character new life. Clicquot’s character is charming, and readers will love attending to know her. Rosenberg has an excellent eye for mixing humor with drama.” ~Writer’s Weekly BookLife Prize
“Barbe-Nicole is fascinating, notably together with her inheritance of “Le Nez” and the impact on her life. From grapes to pigs, the adventures she will get into together with her nostril are fascinating and are described in detailed and interesting methods. The champagne empire she builds is admirable, as is her relationship with Francois and its challenges. ~ WRITER’S DIGEST 2022
“For anybody who loves champagne, a must-read novel about Veuve Clicquot.” ~ Judithe Little, best-selling writer of The Chanel Sisters
“These first recognized ladies of Champagne/Glowing winemaking might not have even realized how sturdy they have been till they needed to be taught and do all of it to outlive for themselves and their wineries! Studying Champagne Widows makes it much more of an honor to be taught a craft nonetheless dominated by males.” ~ Penny Gadd-Coster, ExecutiveDirector of Winemaking, Rack & Riddle
“The sun-drenched vineyards of France, a real-life heroine who in opposition to all odds refuses to surrender her goals… and champagne. What’s to not love? And that’s simply what Rebecca Rosenberg delivers in Champagne Widows. Barbe-Nicole Clicquot was a girl forward of her time, an enchanting mix of ingenuity, coronary heart, and sheer tenacity, with a nostril for wine and a head for enterprise. A nineteenth century widow who constructed an empire as warfare raged throughout her. Notice: This richly woven story is greatest savored slowly, although with all scrumptious issues, it received’t be straightforward.” ~ Barbara Davis, best-selling writer of The Final of the Moon Women.
“Champagne Widows is a witty, achieved novel, that includes a tricky and charming heroine of the primary order. One can’t assist however root for Barbe-Nicole, an astute businesswoman who brilliantly holds her personal in opposition to none apart from Napoleon Bonaparte. Though the occasions unfold two centuries in the past, the story feels so trendy, the characters may very well be your pals and neighbors. As straightforward to like as a glass of Veuve Clicquot, this can be Rebecca Rosenberg’s greatest ebook but.” ~ Michelle Richmond, best-selling writer of The Marriage Pact
“Champagne Widows is an impressed story primarily based on the real-life Grande Dame of Champagne, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, who constructed her well-known champagne empire amidst the turbulence of nineteenth century France. Barbe-Nicole is my sort of heroine: a girl with ardour, braveness, household loyalty, and a killer enterprise sense. Rebecca Rosenberg’s sensual particulars make each scene of this intimate novel come alive. A real studying pleasure!” ~ Martha Conway, best-selling writer of The Underground River and The Doctor’s Daughter
“Award-winning writer, Rebecca Rosenberg returns with one other Historic Fiction jewel in CHAMPAGNE WIDOWS. Meet the ladies who succeeded in creating world class champagne in a time males dominated enterprise and society. Lovers of historical past, romance, and French tradition will relish the multi-layered plot and forged of characters together with the final word French icon, Napoleon Bonaparte.” ~ Johnnie Bernhard, award-winning writer of Sisters of the Undertow
“An epic story that includes love, household, and the sustaining energy of braveness. Champagne Widows takes the reader again in time for an intimate take a look at the constructing of the enduring model Veuve Clicquot. Within the aftermath of Napoleon’s rise to energy, Barbe-Nicole and her husband Francois share a imaginative and prescient of making a champagne that can astound the world. Regardless of warfare, loss of life, blockades, and failed harvests, Barbe-Nicole in the end succeeds.” ~ M.Okay. Tod, writer of Paris In Ruins and award-winning weblog A Author of Historical past
“Increase a glass to Veuve Clicquot and all the ladies from historical past to the current, who’ve damaged the mildew and overcome obstacles to reach all-male professions. Simply as a champagne bottle pops bringing delectable flavors and scrumptious aromas, Rebecca Rosenberg delights the senses together with her engrossing novel. She treats the reader to an ideal mix of historical past and story – with a number of champagne! Sit again and savor the story of Veuve Clicquot. ” ~ Linda Rosen, writer of Sisters of the Vine
“Rebecca Rosenberg has penned a spectacular saga in regards to the first “Champagne widow” of France, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot. Together with her present, often called Le Nez (the nostril), Barbe-Nicole can “scent the stink of a lie or the fragrance of a pure coronary heart. Or the heartbreaking scent of what may have been.” Alongside together with her experience, she possesses braveness and imaginative and prescient, overcoming unimaginable odds through the time of the Napoleonic Code, which left widows with out property rights—in Barbe-Nicole’s case, her Champagne enterprise. Seamlessly interwoven with historic letters from Napoleon, the ebook sweeps the reader into the early nineteenth-century world. However it’s her imaginative story of Veuve Clicquot’s private life that captured me and wouldn’t let go till the tip, leaving me wanting extra!” ~ Susan Cushman, writer of John and Mary Margaret
“An unbiased lady of indomitable power, decided to search out her method in a person’s world. Champagne Widows is classic storytelling.” ~ Jean M. Roberts, writer of The Heron
“Rebecca Rosenberg transforms historical past into literary artwork. Her prose sparkles, bringing centuries-old characters to life with wit, coronary heart and bon mots. Deal with your self to Champagne Widows, and marvel at Rosenberg’s present for making each sense sing.” ~ Carol Van Den Hende, award-winning writer of Goodbye, Orchid
“Like one of the best wines, Rosenberg’s Champagne Widows will entice you with its complexity because it balances the story of a widow’s willpower to supply the world’s best champagne within the face of Napoleon’s path of destruction. In case you love France, historic fiction, underdog tales, sturdy ladies, or wine, then pop a cork to rejoice this excellent mix of a novel.” ~ Mary Helen Sheriff, writer of Boop and Eve’s Street Journey
Concerning the Creator
California native Rebecca Rosenberg lives on a lavender farm together with her household in Sonoma, the Valley of the Moon, the place she and her husband based the biggest lavender product firm in America. An extended-time scholar of Jack London’s work and an avid fan of his daring spouse, Charmian, Rosenberg is a graduate of the Stanford Writing Certificates Program. Her books embody: GOLD DIGGER, the Outstanding Child Doe Tabor, The Secret Lifetime of Mrs. London, Lavender Fields of America, and the Champagne Widows collection.
For extra data, please go to Rebecca’s web site and weblog. You may as well discover her on Amazon, BookBub, Fb, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.