Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Review Friday: Eight Hundred Grapes

Eight Hundred Grapes
By Laura Dave

 Just days before her wedding Georgia Ford discovers that her handsome, British fiancé, Ben has been keeping something from her … something big.  Reeling from the shock, Georgia heads home to her family’s vineyard in the Sonoma Valley, hoping for solace and peace, but things are never as simple as they seem.  Georgia returns home to discover that her personal drama may be the least of her worries.  As she tries to cope with a rapid fire series of revelations from her parents, her brothers, and her fiancé, Georgia learns that life is all about choices: what you choose and what you choose to leave behind.
Author Laura Dave’s story is told in a witty, breezy style with well-drawn characters facing a myriad of life’s little complications.  My only problem with the story is that instead of being told in a straight linear fashion, there are multiple flashbacks told from differing points of view, which became somewhat bewildering. But the story resolutions are strong and upbeat without becoming clichéd. Eight Hundred Grapes is a story about love, resilience and the strength of families.  

Other books by Laura Dave
The First Husband
 The Divorce Party

If you like Eight Hundred Grapes you may like:
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher
The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice

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