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Sweeter Than Wine

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Michaela August

Sweeter Than Wineis what small presses can offer at their best. This is a wonderful story that no mainstream publisher would probably touch, because it's set in the wrong time period. Kudos to Neighborhood Press for bringing it into print...This is a … see full wiki

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Author: Michaela August
Publisher: Neighborhood Pr Pub
1 review about Sweeter Than Wine

Flawless writing and a fresh, new voice!

  • Sep 4, 1999
Forced into marriage by a scheming matriarch, widow Alice Roye weds a survivor of the Great War, Alsatian vintner Siegfried Roddernwiller, lookalike cousin of Alice's husband who died fighting for the Allies. Both have secrets that, if told, could destroy the uneasy alliance. Alice needs Siegfried's winemaking expertise to restore her Sonoma winery to its former greatness, and Siegfried desires Montclair almost as much as he desires his intriguing new wife. It is the early days of Prohibition, and together they struggle to save the winery by obtaining a coveted sacramental wine license as they struggle to come to terms with their personal desires.

Sweeter than Wine is fresh and innovative. A dramatically different setting in a time period considered "unimportant" by mainstream publishers. Kudos to Neighborhood Press for allowing readers to taste this premier vintage, and kudos to Michaela August for providing a superb novel for my keeper collection. Read Sweeter than Wine and it will find a place in your keeper collection, too. Brava Ms. August! More, please!

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