Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Happy Hour by Michele Scott
Publisher: D'Vine Press
Date of publish: Oct 31, 2009
This is the story of four women dealing with all the obstacles life throws in their paths from divorce to children to death to families. When the women become friends, they decide to meet twice a month on a Sunday and share their innermost secrets and problems as well as a few glasses of wine and some good food.
Jamie is the editor-in-chief of a wine magazine. When tragedy strikes, she’s left with a very small income, a daughter to raise and a senile mother-in-law.
Kat and her second husband Christian are busy juggling their restaurant and a very dysfunctional family. Their children from previous marriages are more than a handful and Kat is afraid they will end up destroying her marriage.
Danielle is a vintner whose husband walked out on her to begin a life with a new family. She’s left to raise her two teenage daughters, but she’s thrown for a loop when her daughter, Shannon, returns from college with news that rocks Danielle’s world.
Alyssa is an artist and gallery owner who is desperately running from her past. Just as she’s about to get married, her past is thrown in her face and turns her world upside down.
These four women are friends dealing with real life problems. Sometimes they confide in each other and other times they try to handle things on their own. In either case, they have more than they can handle.
This is the first book I’ve read by Michele Scott. She also writes the “Wine Lover’s Mystery Series” which I have in my TBR. If this book is any indication of her writing, I know I’m going to love her cozy mystery series. Her words flow beautifully on each page and her characters are very realistic. These women are believable and readers will truly care what happens to them. By the time the book was finished, I was sad to leave my newfound friends. I really do hope there is a sequel to this book. I want to find out what happens next in these women’s lives.
This book was truly special so I’m giving it my Socrates’ Great Book Alert medal.
And this is the first book that I'm using my new ratings system and it gets 5 kitty cats!
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A to Z Reading Challenge
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