I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately. I had several recommendations for me. I put them on the waitlist and they all came at once so I went on a listening spree. The first of the bunch I listened to is Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave.
The book was okay. Nothing fabulous…just okay. The book was a lot about bad relationships. I don’t think I was in the mood to read about that. I’m so much more of a cut-and-dry person. In the book, one of the couples was about to get married. Something happens and the gal waffles back and forth. First, she is going to get married…then isn’t…then is…then isn’t. I’m just not that kind of girl. I make decisions and stick with them. Several other couples in the book had the same kind of stuff going on. I just found I couldn’t relate to the characters like I wish I could.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“What if your beloved fiancé, he of the crinkly smile and the irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it?
When these questions become realities for bride-to-be Georgia Ford, she does the only thing that seems to make sense. She runs. She hops in her car and drives through the night, from Los Angeles to Sonoma, to her safe haven, to her messy and loving family and their acclaimed family winery. Georgia craves the company of those who know her best and whom she truly knows. And on the eve of the harvest, Georgia knows she’ll find solace – and distraction – in 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. And, much to Georgia’s dismay, it seems likely that this harvest may be the family’s last.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.1 stars. I think I’d give it 4 stars.
You can find the book HERE if you want to give it a try.
6 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Eight Hundred Grapes”
I read all the time, several at once! Just finished When Life Gives you Lululemons by
Lauren Weisberger the author of The Devil Wears Prada. Couldn’t put it down!
I listened to this while sewing. I felt the same, nothing great…just okay. Have you read anything by Kristin Hannah. Her books are very good.
I love Kristin Hannah’s books.
I always check books and their rating at goodreads.com. This one sounded bad from your description and it only gets a 3.58 on Good Reads (I try to stick with things 4 and above..HA!). That’s not my kind of book anyway. I like thrillers/mysteries. My sister always read romance novels which I wouldn’t even open. That’s what makes the world go round.
Not her best, but a fun read
“The first of the bunch I listened to is Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave.” I like what you did there!!