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The Champagne Queen

The Century Trilogy, Book 2
Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

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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Good story but bad narration

Enjoyed the story but it was spoilt by the appalling French and German accents which often made me want to switch off.

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  • irontwin
  • 05-10-16

patience

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

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  • NanaBunny3
  • 17-11-19

The second in the Century Trilogy is a wonderful, bubbly novel of three girls ; how they faced the new century, and it's changes

This novel introduces you to three young, adult, girls. It tells how they attempt to break out of the mold that the eighteenth century had placed them and how or if they succeed and what happens to one whose husband's family has ties to the champagne world.
I beg you to read or listen to these novels by Petra Durst-Benning in the order they were written so as to understand how the world changed and how the changes affected people but especially the young women in this story.

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  • Karen
  • 18-03-19

Hard to stop listening each time

As with her other books, I was drawn right in. Educational in addition to entertaining.

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  • Lynn
  • 05-06-18

Horriblen

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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  • Kindle Joyce T Enderle
  • 13-12-17

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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  • Lea S
  • 08-03-17

A pleasure

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