"Eight Hundred Grapes" delivered something far from what I was expecting. I expected to find an average romance taking place at a winery. What I got was a story that was rich and full and complex but at the same time, so very simple and can be summed up in one sentence. It's a story about what one wants out of life and what will have to be sacrificed for it.
Within the beautiful setting of a vineyard, the story is rich with information of what it takes to masterful at making a great wine and also the lessons of life that come with it. The main character, Georgia Ford discovers herself and her true desires and needs when she returns home a few days before her wedding.
This mesmerizing look at Georgia and her return to find a not perfect family made this a wonderful and hard-to-put down story. Easy to read, yet complex to a point, I found a ring of truth to the situation: when we lose our rose colored glasses and see life for what it is.
I enjoyed Georgia and her struggles and found myself adoring Jacob and Dan. The shifting from present to past was not difficult because the past was in 3rd person and the present was in 1st person. The ending was a bit predictable but was truly satisfying.
If you are looking for a decent Women's fiction book to read this summer, look no further. "Eight Hundred Grapes" is a wonderful book that will entertain you with humor, drama and self-realization.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to ending. It was fast paced, had a decent story line and had an ending that made me a bit misty-eyed, but it had a more descriptive sex scene than I really wanted. For me, a little description and a lot of imagination are much more pleasing.
With that said, I still enjoyed the story and will be looking forward to reading more of Ridley's books in the future. She has some great characters that I thoroughly enjoyed, including the total heartthrob, Oliver York. Now, if he was only real...
A translated German tale that illustrates a lesson about how a small act of kindness can really mean a great deal. This short, well written story is definitely worth downloading. I am certainly going to look for more books by Ebers.
Please note that even though most of the story centers around Heaven, Hell, angels, death and the Savior, this one may conflict with the salvation view.
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