Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
Did you know it takes eight hundred grapes to make one bottle of wine?
That apparently is the best-kept secret of wine makers just like there were a lot of secrets the Ford family and other characters were not revealing.
EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES was an easy, enjoyable read. I liked the information about vineyards because we have a grape arbor, but nothing that would turn our grapes into wine. :)
Georgia the main character was a bit wishy washy for an attorney, but you couldn't blame her when she found out the secret her fiance was keeping from her.
Her brothers were unusual, and I didn't like them. Georgia's parents and what was going on with her mother was quite strange.
As the book continued, EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES moved from one family drama to another, but the book did keep my interest. I actually was more interested in seeing what was going to happen to the winery than what was going to happen to all the relationship upheavals.
EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES will appeal to women's fiction fans. The writing was breezy and fun, but the plot was a bit predictable.
I would recommend EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES for a quick, summer beach read. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation in return for an honest review.