Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Review: Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

What is a girl to do a few weeks before her wedding when she finds out that her fiance is keeping a big secret from her? A secret so big that she has to run away. For Georgia Ford, she returns to her family home and vineyard expecting the comfort of her parents, her brothers and all that is familiar. Georgia realizes that while growing up on the idyllic family vineyard on Sonoma, she learned a lot about secrets. She just didn't realize that her fiance Ben is not the only one keeping secrets.  Georgia must learn how to take care of herself and not fix and take care of everyone else. She has to learn how to make a decision that will effect her future in so many ways and trust her heart.

I enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Sonoma vineyard and the details shared about wine making. This may appear to be a typical family drama although it is much deeper than that. The author delves into real feelings and emotions that many readers can relate to, I certainly did. Eight Hundred Grapes is a story that sends a message of how important it is to face the imperfections in life, to listen to your heart and pay attention to what those most important to you are telling you through their actions. And lastly, the significance of having a place that you connect with and call home.  Recommended for fans of womens fiction, family dramas and wine. 

Review copy provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster

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  1. I really enjoyed this book too and thought the wine aspect added a unique twist.

  2. I have a library copy of this one and hope to get to it soon. The cover, in all honestly, didn't do much to lure me but I did stop long enough when it first came out to read the snippet and immediately added to to my want list. Wine. Family stuff. Secrets. Yep.

  3. This sounds like one I'll really enjoy - and to think I'd have passed it up, like Ti, based on the cover.


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