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Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel por Laura Dave
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Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel (original 2016; edição 2015)

por Laura Dave (Autor)

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"Set in the lush backdrop of Sonoma's wine country, "Eight Hundred Grapes" is a...novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect"--
Título:Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel
Autores:Laura Dave (Autor)
Informação:Simon & Schuster (2015), Edition: First Edition, 272 pages
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Eight Hundred Grapes por Laura Dave (2016)

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This book starts with Georgia on a nine-hour drive back to her parents home in her wedding dress. Uh oh! Jilted or runaway bride? No, not that drastic, not yet, but there is a story behind that. But it doesn't really reach a fulfilling outcome by the end of the book. Georgia has 2 brothers and her parents that all have love story complications. This is not why I read a romance. I want a happily ever after, please! Georgia is more concerned with her family than dealing with Ben, her fiance. Okay, it could be said that she is just putting off talking with him because she is scared or stressed, but even by the end she has barely spoken to him. 3.5 stars ( )
  relorenz1064 | Nov 21, 2021 |
This book is really cute and I feel bad about only giving it 2 stars, but compared to other books that I read, I feel it wouldn't be fair to give this book a 3. This book is cute, quaint, predictable and quick. It's your typical "beach read" in that you can zone out and plow through in one sitting easily.
There are only certain people who I'd recommend this book too but I'd classify it as a better rom-com book. Way better actually than most of the romance/family novels I've read lately. ( )
  booksforbrunch | May 5, 2021 |
I did like the grape growing aspect of this book. That part was interesting. I found the characters unlikeable . I will say some of the characters *grew up* before the book ended. Maybe that's what the author had in mind, all along.
Georgia, while having her wedding dress altered, sees her fiancé walking down the street with another woman and child. She leaves the shop with the dress on and runs home to the vineyard where she comes upon another surprise.
The book deals with insecurities, heartbreak and trust issues. ( )
  travelgal | Nov 20, 2020 |
Right before her wedding is to take place, Georgia finds out her future husband is keeping a big secret from her. In order to get her mind straight, she goes back home, to her family’s vineyard, only to find her normally stable family is falling apart and going through their own problems. She always thought she could fix things, especially someone else’s problem. Now the problem is hers, and she has to examine her feelings and understand what she truly wants. In the days leading up to the wedding, Georgia and her family will all come to decisions they had no intention of making.

I think I expected Eight Hundred Grapes to be your standard chick-lit romance set in wine country. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Eight Hundred Grapes was as much about family relationships as it was about romance. This book is also about the strength in a family that can hold everything together even in the rockiest of moments as well as finding your own path, even if you don’t know it at the time.
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  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
I did not know it was humanly possible to despise every damn character in a book that is not written by Gillian Flynn. Seriously. I want someone to put together a freaking pie chart to show most despised characters and see if one particular author manages to somehow cause the reader to hate every single person that they read about.

I have always wanted to go to California and go vineyard hopping. This book has turned me off of doing that anytime soon.

Georgia Ford pulls a runner the week before her wedding because she discovers something super explosive about her fiancee (yeah when we get to the reveal I was disappointed, and then annoyed by all parties).

Georgia goes home to her family vineyard and finds out that her mother is apparently falling or fallen in love with someone else, her father is selling the vineyard, and her two brothers are acting weirdly around one another.

Georgia thinks she knows what is best for everyone though you tell her to her face she doesn't know. She psychoanalyzes all people who come across her and does so badly. She backpedals on everything in her life and her constant justifications for why she does certain things are just in a word, stupid. She even gets involved in trying to stop her family from selling the vineyard because she thinks she knows what her parents need. Sigh.

Other characters in the book don't fare any better. Georgia's fiancee proves he is stupid for not telling Georgia something she needed to know.

Georgia's mother is going around giving advice, though she is embroiled in an almost affair (yeah thanks for the advice). Her father is no help. She has her one brother being a totally shitty brother to the other, and her other brother who is clueless to what is going on around him.

Of course the book throws in a love interest and blah. Double blah. It was pointless since you knew what was going to happen so why even read to the end.

Secondary characters are not well developed, and I thought that the author just dropped way too many storylines that she should have developed a lot more.

The book decided to go from Georgia's perspective to revisiting Georgia's father's first foray into making wine and how he met his wife and there ups and downs through the years. It made the book drag on so long, I started skimming those sections because they added nothing to the book.

The setting of the the vineyard was totally lost on me. I didn't get any type of excitement from Georgia about making wine or the smell of the Earth, the grapes, how things taste after the sun has been shining on them. All this book made me do is long for "Under the Tuscan Sun" where the author does a better job of describing wine and the taste of grapes, and cheese, and crackers and everything else you can eat along with wine.

The ending was a hot mess of a joke. Things get wrapped up quickly and I guess we get a happy ending. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
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