- Title: Eight Hundred Grapes
- Author: Laura Dave
- Genre: Contemporary Fiction
- Published: April 2015 – Simon & Schuster
- Source: Publisher – Vine program
Synopsis: 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…. (publisher)
My take: This is the story of Georgia Ford, a young woman who can fix everyone else’s problems but her own it would seem. Georgia has a big problem – whether to marry her fiancé in a few days as planned or call the whole thing off. She’ll have to figure it out herself because none of her family is willing to tell her what to do. That may be because they all have big problems of their own.
Eight Hundred Grapes is about family dynamics and issues. I found all of the characters engaging. I loved how Laura Dave’s story developed and concluded and I turned the last page smiling and wishing for more.
Highly recommended to fans of the author and contemporary fiction.
15 thoughts on “Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave”
Chocolate in lasagna…mmmm
I loved this one, too, although I got a little frustrated at times with how she couldn’t seem to decide…LOL
I get that, Laurel. I know people like her 🙂
I liked this book a lot but don’t think I liked it quite as much as you did.
I loved all the messy family issues, lol.
I love lasagna and I love chocolate, but didn’t ever think about adding chocolate to my lasagna.
Me either, Vicki, but I’d be willing to taste it!!
I simply loved this book!
Me too, Patty. I loved the setting, the family, wine 🙂
I like family stories but dislike undecided women! maybe not for me.
I liked this book as well Mary. Perfect summer read.
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I loved the family dynamics, the messier the better lol although this one ended well. Glad you enjoyed it too!
I enjoyed the book. I wonder if chocolate in lasagna really does taste ok. Wasn’t that funny how they just ate the lasagna right out the pan? 🙂
I have a giveaway going on for EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES and a cute mug – it ends today.
Have a wonderful reading week. Nice review.
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