Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: June 2015
format available: ebook, audio, hardcover
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About the book:
There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide…
Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands.
But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever.
Georgia does what she’s always done: she returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents, and her brothers, and everything familiar. But it turns out her fiancé is not the only one who’s been keeping secrets…
The book starts with a very lovely story about how her parents met then tells us about Georgia's car ride.
With only the clothes on my back and a hastily packed suitcase, I drove from sunny Southern California--the place that had been my home for the last fourteen years--to the small town in Northern California on the edge of the Russian River Valley. The place that'd been my home for my entire life until then.
Nine hours, five rest-spot stops, two terrible milkshakey coffee drinks (one vanilla, one strawberry), and a roll of Rolos later, I arrived in Sonoma County. I should have felt relief, but as I passed the familiar sign for Sebastopol--its wiry hills visible behind it--I caught a glimpse of myself in the rearview. My hair was falling out of its bun, my eyes were deeply unsettled, and I couldn't escape the feeling that I was about to walk into a new kind of hell.
So I turned around and started driving the nine hours back to Los Angeles.
Interesting. I'm sure the problem that sent her running is still in Los Angeles and since she's tired and hungry, she stays and heads to her brother Finn's tavern. Things are a little different than she expected but the part I liked . . .
Finn turned back for just a second. "Hey, Georgia . . ." he said.
"You know that you're still wearing your wedding dress, yes?" he said.
and I'm hooked! Back to reading . . .
As the saying goes, you can't go home again, so too it is with Georgia and while I'm loving the book and the twists, the real world has intruded into my reading time so I need to leave this unfinished.
BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge.
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