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Monday, August 3, 2015
Eight Hundred Grapes
In the beautiful hills of Sonoma County, Georgia Ford
is about to get married. Ben is handsome, smart and his sexy English accent still drives her mad! At her final dress fitting Georgia glances out the window and sees Ben casually walking down the street. And he is not alone. From that moment on chaos ensues. Georgia finds out the truth of Ben's life, she runs to her parents and brothers to the safety of her childhood home only to find they have been withholding secrets and dealing with their own difficulties as well. Taking place in this idyllic part of the country where her family's passion has been their vineyards and watching the way the sun rose and fell, it does not seem so perfect to Georgia anymore. She has life changing decisions to make and ghosts to confront. Author Laura Dave perfectly captures Sonoma and a young woman's life on the brink of marriage. This novel is funny and moves quickly. It has delicious characters and I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this perfect beach read. Perhaps with a glass of Pinot Grigio, I could not think of a better way to wile away a few summer hours!