The death of her alcoholic, depressed father is actually a relief for Clementine.  She’d been doing all the work in the winery for years anyway, completely unappreciated and unloved, and now could turn her dreams of bringing back the good name of the House of Peine to the champagne world into reality.  Or she might, until she learns that her father hasn’t left the land to her alone, but to her, her wicked half-sister Mathilde, and an unknown Peine half-sister, Sophie.  The story is a whirlwind of secrets, emotion and drama, full of the details of creating champagne and the work it involves – moving ever towards a realistically happy ending despite many setbacks.

This book definitely drew me in.  I finished it in one night – staying up until 1:30am just to see what happened.

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