A woman returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard and uncovers a World War Two secret.
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AUTHOR: Ann Mah
GENRE: Historical Fiction
LENGTH: 400 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2018
The Lost Vintage‘s dual story lines take us back and forth between modern day and World War Two while the setting remains the same, a family vineyard in Burgundy, France.
The first story line is set in modern-day times and tells the story of Kate who is trying to pass the very difficult Master of Wines exam. In order to study, she travels to the vineyard in Burgundy that has been in her family for generations. While there, she uncovers a long lost diary, a hidden room, and secrets that her family has been keeping for decades.
The second story line tells the story that Kate reads in the diary. It is the story of Kate’s great half-aunt, Helene, who was a teenager during World War Two and the Nazi occupation of France. As Kate pieces together the story of her aunt, she learns about her family, her self, and the legacy her family left behind.
This book is perfect for anyone who loves books set in a vineyard, compelling historical fiction, and strong women characters.