Monday, June 1, 2015

Eight Hundred Grapes

I just finished the novel Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave.  Did you know that it takes eight hundred grapes to make one bottle of wine?  Georgia Ford was at the final fitting of her wedding dress when she saw her fiancé walking down the street with a beautiful red head and a little girl.  Georgia chases after Ben (fiancé) in her wedding gown, when she catches up with him the little girl calls him Dad.  Instead of staying to talk, Georgia gets into her car (in her wedding gown) and heads for her family’s home, The Last Straw Vineyard in Sebestopol (Sonoma in California). 

One of her first sights upon arriving at home is a naked man walking out of her mother’s bedroom (talk about a shocker).  Changes have been taking place at home and no one has told her.  They were waiting until after the wedding.  Georgia is no longer sure of anything.  Georgia is the type of person who likes to fix things for her family.  She always wants to make things right for them.  When Georgia finds out that her father is selling the vineyard, Georgia is sure it made the wrong decision.  She sets out to stop the sale of the vineyard to Jacob McCarthy of Murray Grants wines.  Georgia has to decide what to do with her future.  Is she going to marry Ben and move to London?  There is also problems with her two older brothers, Finn and Bobby (twins).  Which, of course, Georgia wants to find out what the problem is and fix it. 

Eight Hundred Grapes is a good book, but not great.  It is the kind of book you know what is going to happen at the end of the book after reading fifty pages.  The information on wine making is interesting but it also bogs down the book (and almost put me to sleep).  I give Eight Hundred Grapes 4 out of 5 stars.  The book does have a lovely ending.

I received a complimentary copy of Eight Hundred Grapes from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you for visiting and reading my latest review.   Eight Hundred Grapes will be out on June 2, 2015!  Have an enjoyable evening and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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