Monday, June 15, 2015

Eight Hundred Grapes: A Novel by Laura Dave + a chance to win a visit from Laura!


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 fiancĂ© is not the only one who’s been keeping secrets…

I can't wait to start reading Laura's newest novel! Here are a few fun things to check out from Laura Dave and Simon & Schulster to enhance EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES!

Nothing goes better with a good book than a glass of wine! What wine would go best with Laura Dave's new novel Eight Hundred Grapes? Check out the selected trio of classic
Sonoma wines to enhance the reading experience.


*******Simon & Schuster have a sweepstakes with a chance to win a visit from Laura herself, as well as a gift card to Harry & David (Laura will visit 1 book club in NYC—Manhattan and Brooklyn only—1 book club in Los Angeles, and will Skype with 1 book club located anywhere in the U.S.)!  To enter, you must post a message on Twitter about EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES using the hashtags #EightHundredGraps and #entry, and fill out the sweepstakes form.



Video of Laura Dave reveals to secret to the Ford family’s legendary lasagna




Laura Dave is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The First Husband, The Divorce Party, London Is The Best City In America, and the forthcoming Eight Hundred Grapes. Dave’s fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, ESPN, Redbook, Glamour and Ladies Home Journal.

Dubbed “a wry observer of modern love” (USA Today), Dave has appeared on CBS’s The Early Show, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends and NPR’s All Things Considered.  Cosmopolitan
Magazine recently named her a “Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year.”

Three of her novels have been optioned for the big screen with Dave adapting Eight Hundred Grapes for Fox2000.


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