Contemporary Fiction

Eight Hundred Grapes

by Laura Dave

Quick take

The effortlessly charming, feel-good novel I hoped it would be.

Why I love it

Eight Hundred Grapes was the effortlessly charming, feel-good novel I hoped it would be when I picked it up. I was really in the mood for something lighter and fun, like Maggie Shipstead's Seating Arrangements or J. Courtney Sullivan's Maine, and Eight Hundred Grapes did not disappoint. This is a perfect summer novel, an absolute delight, set amid California's gorgeous wine country.

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Member thoughts

40% Love
52% Like
8% Dislike
  • Crystal W.


    "Really enjoyed this book. I really liked the idea of owning a vineyard, and this kinda goes to show what it would be somewhat like. Also includes a small little love story as well. Glad I picked it!"

  • Lela G.

    Cleveland Heights, OH

    "Cute. Entertaining."

  • Summer L.

    Houston, TX

    "Loved this book so much. I thought the characters were well developed and the story was heart-warming. I was so happy that the plot wasn't obvious. "

  • Jackie B.

    Bellefonte , PA

    "I adored this book! I immediately loaned it to my sister to read after finishing since I enjoyed it so much. I was almost disappointed that there was no more book to read when I was done!"

  • Erika R.

    North Tonawanda, NY

    "A tale of family and perspective on what's really important in life. "

  • Jessica C.

    Long Beach, CA

    "It was the book version of a rom-com. "

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    St. Louis, MO


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    New York, NY


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    Mt. Pleasant, SC


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    Plano, TX


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    Los Angeles, CA