Eight Hundred Grapes
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave did a great job of delving into the complexity of family dynamics while highlighting the importance of weathering storms together.
The main character, Georgia, was well developed and the members of her family were a delight to get to know. Everyone in the story was keeping some form of secret that was revealed as the book went on, which made this a page turner.
The story primarily took place on and around the family vineyard, which added an interesting element. Although I'm not sure if what they said about managing a vineyard is completely true, it was neat to learn about how wine was made while you got to know the family that made it.
This book definitely pulls at the heartstrings. I'm a sucker for a good story that touches on the special bond between father and daughter. I was in tears as I read the last few pages.
And just in case you're wondering what the title stands for - "The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred." Cheers!
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