Eight Hundred Grapes - Laura Dave

Eight Hundred Grapes

By Laura Dave

  • Release Date: 2015-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 1,064 Ratings

Description

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME​

Heralded as “impossible to put down” (Elle), and named a Best Book of the Summer by Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, and Us Weekly, Eight Hundred Grapes is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect.

There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide… What if your beloved fiancé, he of the crinkly smile and irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it?

Georgia Ford, bride-to-be, hops in her car and drives through the night, from Los Angeles to Sonoma, to her safe haven: her family, and the acclaimed family winery. Georgia craves the company of those who know her best, and whom she truly knows. Better yet, it’s the eve of the last harvest—the best time of the growing season, and Georgia knows she’ll find solace—and distraction—in the familiar rituals. But when Georgia arrives home, nothing is at all familiar. Her parents, her brothers, the family business, are all unrecognizable. It seems her fiancé isn’t the only one who’s been keeping secrets…

Eight Hundred Grapes is a story about the messy realities of family, the strength (and weaknesses) of romantic love, and the importance of finding a place to call home. “This winning tale will both satisfy on a literary level and encourage oenophiles to pour themselves a glass of a recent vintage to enjoy while reading; it’s a tasty treat for wine lovers and teetotalers alike” (Publishers Weekly). You won’t be able to put this “addictive” (Us Weekly) novel down.

Reviews

  • Eight Hundred Grapes

    5
    By Book Club 2
    Great story!
  • Incredibly well-developed characters!

    5
    By BJ's books
    I have read some 32 books over the last month. This one, this author is my favorite. I had the thought that this story reads like a screenplay! Wouldn’t this story make a great film? If there’s a negative, of the 32 novels I have read, fully 60% don’t follow a consecutive timeline. It’s not quite overdone yet, but I’m just about ready to start screening for different settings… Oh, not forever!
  • Bought and wouldn’t download

    1
    By 85PW
    I was able to purchase and be charged from apple ebooks for this but could only read the first two chapters. Not able to read remaining chapters without giving a review. Very disappointed in the Apple process of downloading a book, paying for it and then the app telling me I’ve finished the book. Frustrating!!!!
  • Feel good book

    3
    By Cortnee Brooke
    Good read
  • Loved this book.

    4
    By jenniferaneilia
    A great read; hoping there is a follow- up to this story.
  • Love it!

    5
    By xoxoxoxoox777
    Such a good book. So many crazy turns in the story that made it so much harder to put down!!
  • Love joy knowing

    5
    By Onioneye
    It is great to read a book that leaves you guessing but also is meaningful. Brilliant writing.
  • Family is how we learn

    5
    By ooooooo39
    The good, the bad & the forever. Well done, bravo.
  • Thought provoking...

    5
    By melodyve
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  • Beyond excellent!!!! So good!

    5
    By NatLeein SC
    Such a good read!