Review Eight Hundred Grapes

Romance, Chick Lit, Family. 272 pages.

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….

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This month we picked this amazing book to read, and it was so cool.

From Laura Dave 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.

Let’s enjoy this one together.

First Impressions

When I began this story, I remember to have felt very relaxed and  happy, the way everything just flow in the direction it should is a very nice feeling.

I liked that everything seemed to have a place in the narrative, and learning about wines was never easier that with this read.

Since I just was trying to unwind and relax and this one was so easy to read, I went in without any expectation really towards the plot nor the characters and that helped a lot while getting to know the story and all the troubles that kept piling at every chapter in the life of these individuals.

Characters

They are very humans and easy to relate to and that’s a very good point in this type of books.

The interactions were compelling and familiar in a way, since most of us do have brothers, so you can get on the mechanics of this family without any effort.

Another thing that I liked a lot was that with all the misunderstandings and the new found information they begin to have while developing and evolving is that, it felt the exact same as when you have something that bothers you and you go in so many circles until you have the answer you’re looking for, and no one was perfect here, all where so beautifully imperfect that they felt truly alive.

Final Thoughts

There were a lot of twists on the plot I actually liked that a lot, since it kept you on edge trying to figure out what was going to happen next.

By the end I was so synchronized with everything that I actually was expecting not to end the book and that it kept on and on forever, so I think I found a kind of soulmate on this one.

I loved the theme of the synchronization opposed to the concept we have of fate, this is very recurrent in the book and in all the events that keep coming in the book till the very end.

Overall it was a good book full of drama, laughs and heart whelming situations.   

Want to discover it, read the first chapter

Let’s chat, What’s your favorite wine? do you prefer red or white?

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