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When Isabelle took a chance and eloped with Leon Feininger, her true love, she hadn't stopped to consider what would happen next. Winter on his family's isolated vineyard proves tougher than she expected, and Isabelle finds herself daydreaming, envisioning the wines she and Leon will make when they have their own land.

An unexpected inheritance opens a door for the newlyweds - Leon's uncle has left them a vineyard, and in champagne country no less! But all is not as it seems. The decrepit estate has very little staff to help, and Isabelle cannot focus her husband's efforts on the farm. She soon decides to seize the opportunity to run the vineyard herself. Like her friends Clara and Josephine, she can learn anything she needs to face a new challenge. And with their help, she will even take on the fierce local competition, with generations of wine-making history tying them to the land she's just learning to toil.

Can Isabelle's passion and perseverance bring Feininger champagne to the world? Will life with Leon become the happily ever after she's always dreamed of?

©2013 Petra Durst-Benning and Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2016 Edwin Miles.

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It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did I really enjoyed it.

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I can't even get past chapter 3. The French and Germany accents is so irritable I can't even get to the story line .

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Champagne Region

Excellent read. I'm French and I've been to Reims and surrounding area. Brought back some excellent memories. Thank you!

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I enjoyed listening to the story with appropriate accents - lost myself in the storytelling