When curmudgeonly ClementineÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs miserable papa meets his end one frosty French night, she assumes the family Champagne house will finally be hers. Salut! But her celebration is short-lived. Suddenly the broken-down Peine chateau is heaving with unwanted visitors, unpaid debts and secrets perhaps best left buried. This is not the inheritance of which Clementine has so long dreamed but - as her precious grapes battle the elements in the hope of ripening and sweetening and one day re-inventing themselves as something truly magnificent - so must she. Tender, funny and bubbling with charm, this is the latest delicious drop from best-selling author Sarah-Kate Lynch.
First published October 2006.
Sarah-Kate Lynch has been a journalist for nearly two decades but finds making things up far preferable to trying hard not to. She has a regular column in the NZ Woman's Weekly, and to date has written four hugely successful novels, Finding Tom Connor, Blessed Are, By Bread Alone and Eating with the Angels.