Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Giveaway - The California Wife - Kristen Harnisch.

Kristen Harnisch has just released The California Wife, the sequel to her debut novel, The Vintner's Daughter. And I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader!

What's it about?

"In the sweeping, poignant sequel to The Vintner’s Daughter, the Lemieux family’s ambition to establish an American winemaking dynasty takes Sara and Philippe from pastoral Napa to the Paris World’s Fair and into the colorful heart of early 20th-century San Francisco.

It is 1897, and Sara and Philippe Lemieux, newly married and full of hope for the future, are determined to make Eagle’s Run, their Napa vineyard, into a world-renowned winemaking operation. But the swift arrival of the 20th century brings a host of obstacles they never dreamed of: price wars and the twin threats of phylloxera and Prohibition endanger the success of their business, and the fiercely independent Sara is reluctant to leave the fields behind for the new and strange role of wife and mother.

An invitation to the World’s Fair in 1900 comes just in time to revive the vineyard’s prospects, and amid the jewel-colored wonders of Belle Époque Paris, Sara and Philippe’s passion is rekindled as well. But then family tragedy strikes, and, upon their return to California, a secret from Philippe’s past threatens to derail their hard-won happiness in one stroke.

Sara gains an ally when Marie Chevreau, her dear friend, arrives in San Francisco as the first female surgery student to be admitted to prestigious Cooper Medical College. Through Marie, Sara gets a glimpse of the glittering world of San Francisco’s high society, and she also forges friendships with local women’s rights advocates, inciting new tensions in her marriage. Philippe issues Sara an ultimatum: will she abandon the struggle for freedom to protect her family’s winemaking business, or will she ignore Philippe and campaign for a woman’s right to vote and earn a fair wage?

Fate has other plans in store in the spring of 1906, which brings with it a challenge unlike any other that the Lemieux family or their fellow Northern Californians have ever faced. Will the shadow of history overwhelm Sara and Philippe’s future, despite their love for each other? In The California Wife, Kristen Harnisch delivers a rich, romantic tale of wine, love, new beginnings, and a family’s determination to fight for what really matters—sure to captivate fans of The Vintner’s Daughter and new readers alike.'
Cr: Alix Martinez 

"Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and her experiences living in San Francisco and visiting the Loire Valley and Paris to create the stories for The California Wife  and her first novel, The Vintner's Daughter. Ms. Harnisch has a degree in economics from Villanova University and currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and three children."

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“Kristen Harnisch’s follow-up to her wine-soaked debut, The Vintner’s Daughter, is just as sumptuous as her first offering. . . . This vital, sweeping story is delivered in Harnisch’s silky, upscale prose. Much like a fine glass of wine, The California Wife is a highbrow indulgence that is tasteful, captivating and heady.”—The Globe and Mail

“Harnisch’s lyrical descriptions underscore the beauty of winemaking, political activism, and even surgery. Combined with her first novel, The California Wife feels like the second season of a period miniseries, best enjoyed with a glass of zinfandel.”—Booklist

If you'd like to read The California Wife, I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader. 
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. 
Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes please. Ends June 11/16.

11 comments:

traveler said...

This historical sounds captivating and memorable. I would enjoy this treasure of a novel very much. Thanks.

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a good one!

Tammy D said...

thanks for the chance to win, looks like an awesome read

rhonda said...

Would love to read this book.

Karen B said...

Sounds like a terrific read! Thanks.

Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like a fantastic book, and I love the time period it is set in. Thanks for this chance.

Grandma Cootie said...

This sounds like a great saga for summer reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carl Scott said...

This does sound like a good read for the Summer, I think we'd both enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

L Bryant said...

I absolutely love historical fiction and this sounds great!

TarheelFIT1 said...

I want to read the first book that ties in with this one, and I definitely want to read this one, too. HIstorical fiction is my favorite.

Vicki G said...

This book and the first one will definitely go on my "To Be Read" list. Thanks for the giveaway! :)