Rebecca Rosenberg presents "Champagne Widows"
Local author Rebecca Rosenberg will give a presentation of her award-winning new historical novel, Champagne Widows, on Thursday, April 21st. There will be a 5:30 reception, followed by a 6:00 reading. Featuring the First Woman of Champagne, Veuve Clicquot, this effervescent historical novel features the life of Barbe-Nicole, who defies the Napoleonic code to run her own champagne business. Having inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of smell) from her great-grandfather, a renowned champagne maker, the young woman marries her childhood sweetheart, François Clicquot, despite his mental illness. After his tragic death, now-Veuve (widow) Clicquot must grapple with a domineering business partner, the complexities of making champagne, and six Napoleonic wars, which cripple her ability to sell champagne. In the ultimate showdown, Veuve Clicquot defies Napoleon himself, risking prison and even death.
Rebecca Rosenberg is the triple-gold award-winning author of the Secret Life of Mrs. London and Gold Digger: The Remarkable Life of Baby Doe Tabor. She is a lavender farmer, champagne geek, champagne tour guide, and cocktail creator for
Breathless Wines. She is the moderator of Breathless Bubbles & Books and American Historical Novels. Rebecca writes novels about history’s real-life women of substance who made an indelible mark on the world. Her novels have garnered many awards, including IBPA, IPPY, and starred Publisher Weekly reviews. As a lavender farmer and founder of the largest lavender products manufacturer in America, Rebecca’s debut book was Lavender Fields of America.
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