Book Review: Eight Hundred Grapes

Eight Hundred Grapes

Eight Hundred Grapes is the second book from my Summer Reading List (post here).
This is a different sort of read for me as I am usually reading your normal chick flick, thrillers or horror so it was a nice refreshing change to read something a little different.

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 to ending a fight: holding hands.
But just a week before her wedding, thirty year old Georgia discovers her fiancee has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.
Georgia does what she always does, returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, and her brothers, and everything familiar. But it turns out her fiancee is not the only one keeping secrets...

This was such an easy read, I read it in less than a week. It keeps you interested as you really do want to find out what happens in certain situations or what people are hiding. 
The characters in this book are very interesting and have good depth which is something that you don't always find, the occasional flashbacks are very interesting to. 
Set in a beautiful vineyard it is very easy to fall in love here, the writing is excellent in setting the scene. It is very easy to imagine Sebastopol in Sonama County as everything is very well described.
Georgia has had such a great relationship with her parents, especially her father and that is so nice to read, you find yourself being quite invested in the characters.
Laura Dave's writing is so good in this book that it really does just suck you right in. Every now and then the perfect book comes along and for me this was it, and just in time for the summer months to.
I found all the characters very likable, which again, you don't find very often. If there is one book you should read, it should definitely be Eight Hundred Grapes. 

You can buy Eight Hundred Grapes from Amazon for just £9.61.

Have you read this book, what were your thoughts? Or will you be reading this in the future?




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