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Publisher's Summary

Make these little vines count. Love them as I love you.

In the summer of 1914, vigneron Jerome Méa heads off to war, certain he'll be home by Christmas. His new bride Sophie, a fifth-generation champenoise, is determined to ensure the forthcoming vintages will be testament to their love and the power of the people of Épernay, especially its strong women. But as the years drag on, authorities advise that Jerome is missing, considered dead.

When poison gas is first used in Belgium by the Germans, British chemist Charles Nash jumps to enlist. After he is injured, he is brought to Reims, where Sophie has helped to set up an underground hospital to care for the wounded. In the dark, ancient champagne cellars, their stirring emotions take them both by surprise. 

While Sophie battles to keep her vineyard going through the bombings, a critical sugar shortage forces her to strike a dangerous bargain with an untrustworthy acquaintance - but nothing will test her courage more than the news that filters through to her about the fate of her heroic Jerome.

From the killing fields of Ypres to the sun-kissed vineyards of Southern France, The Champagne War is a heart-stopping adventure about the true power of love and hope to light the way during war.

©2020 Fiona McIntosh (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

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I truly loved this book,hard to put down.Narration brilliant.I will purchase more of this authors work

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Great book

I loved everything about this book..would be a great gift and a nice holiday read. You fall in love with all the characters ands it’s very well read

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A beautiful story

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very good narrator sucks you in to a beautiful story set in a hard time.

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Loved It

really egrossing story with believable characters. very well read and i loved the insight into the whole history and industry of the Champagne region. loved it

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loved it

I really loved this story. The way Fiona brought the grape growing and champagne making into life and colour was amazing.

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Great story as usual.

I was a little doubtful about the narrator in the beginning, but warmed to her voice & enjoyed the story immensely.

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I found the character of Sophie so self indulgent it was disturbing and made me dislike this book by its end . Shame because I have enjoyed Fionas previous books so much .

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Fabulous

A delightful , compelling , sensitive and very moving story. I love love Fiona’s writing and this doesn’t disappoint. Beautifully read by Katy Sobey So sad when I finished the book .

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