A truly entertaining historical fiction novel can be difficult to pull off. Making sure a story fits comfortably sandwiched between fact and fiction to create a wonderful read for fans of the genre can be trying. How much fact do you spread over the fictional story, and how much do you bend to make it entertaining? You will find the perfect balance in Champagne Widows.
This story follows a particularly intriguing heroine who desperately clings to the few rights a woman can have in Napoleon’s France. Despite the difficulties for women at the time, she found love, and herself in her dream, to create a memorable champagne company.
Admittedly, I am no expert in champagne, but I am good at spotting an amazing novel when I read one. Whether you are pulled in to this tale for the bubbly liquid, the story of self-discovery, the fight for a woman’s rights, or you are just a fan of historical fiction in general, you will love Champaign Widows.
I received a free copy of this book via The History Quill Book Club