Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide…

Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands.

But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.

Georgia does what she’s always done: she returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, and her brothers, and everything familiar. But it turns out her fiancé is not the only one who’s been keeping secrets…

Purchase a copy on Amazon or through Simon & Schuster Canada.

About the Author: 

Laura Dave is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The First Husband, The Divorce Party and London Is The Best City In America. Her novels have been published in fifteen countries, and three of her novels, including Eight Hundred Grapes, have been optioned as major motion pictures. She resides in Santa Monica, California.

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A beautifully written story of family, love and secrets. I really loved how light this book was in terms of romance and explicit language, it was really a sweet romantic book. A book of growing up and learning to find your way in life with all the challenges of family and love. The vineyard was a great story of determination through the good time and the rough times. Loving what you do and overcoming the obstacles thrown at you. I really loved the Ford family once I got to know them better. At the beginning it just seemed like everyone had their issues and no one wanted to talk about it. This wasn't the case in the long run. 

The author goes back and forth in time and between Georgia and her dad, Dan. The author did it in a way that was not confusing at all and it really developed the story line for the parents. The author does a great job with character development, I actually was really sad to be saying goodbye to the characters of this book, even the not so nice ones I know I will miss. The story had me right from the beginning and I found it was steady throughout the story. I powered through this book and didn't want to put it down. It is a great read for the summer. 

I give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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