Sonoma Wine Country ~ 2nd Stop in Booksparks PR Summer Reading Challenge “Eight Hundred Grapes” #SRC2015

800 grapes for my blog

Laura Dave wrote a fabulous story, it was like a lyrical dance between life and the making of a bottle of wine.  It was very intriguing.  She is a very gift writer.

We are introduced to Georgia Ford, a Real Estate Lawyer in Southern California that ran back home to Sonoma County when she finds her fiancé in a lie….one that could ruin their wedding that is taking place in eight days.  Sonoma County is where her parents own a vineyard/winery, called “Last Straw Vineyard”.  Nothing written in this book was by chance; it was like poetry how perfect everything flowed.

Georgia runs back home, right to her brother’s bar, “Brother’s Tavern”.  Her brothers Bobby and Finn own the bar, and she stands out like a sore thumb.  She has a great relationship with her Brothers, and they will stand by her no matter what.

She then returns to her family home on the Vineyard only to find out that her parents have a secret, too.  All of this is too much for her, and she just wants to fix everything.

There is a quote in the book, which truly sums up the entire story….“Because that’s what we do for the people we love.  We don’t sit around watching while they make mistakes.  We at least try to stop them from doing things we know they will regret”.

I absolutely adored this story, reading it was quite intoxicating….and I have to say that I would have loved to try a glass of B-Minor, that the Ford’s make on “Last Straw Vineyard”.

This is a must read, just in time for the lovely weather.

5 Stars.

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