Friday, August 19, 2011
Michele Scott's Happy Hour ~ Reviewed
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: ZOVA Books (March 22, 2011)
Jamie is a successful editor, a widowed mother, and caretaker to her senile mother-in-law. Alyssa is an artist and gallery owner. Danielle is a vintner and a divorced mother of two. Kat is a sommelier, co-owner of a five star restaurant with her chef husband, and mother of a blended family. These four women face death, illness, broken families, the bitterness of betrayal, and hidden secrets from the past together. These four women, four lives, four friends share it all at happy hour and beyond.
Four women, each with struggles, bond through their Napa Valley wine connection.
Kat, bitterly divorced, newly married and blending two families while owning a restaurant.
Jamie edits a magazine for wine lovers. She single-parents her daughter and her dead husband’s mother.
Alyssa paints in Napa valley, and attempts to continue to survive the secret that has stolen so much of her life.
Danielle, divorced painfully, sets out to compete with her ex-husband and find an outlet for her passion to make wine. But her daughters have plans and issues of their own.
Their stories weave in and out, the characters change and grow, and the friendships become lifelines.
If you love grown-up girlfriend stories you might want to look into this one. It’s well-written and compellingly page turning as the characters lives go from bad to worse and then better than hoped for. It is a strong PG-13 or R-rated read with some steamy scenes, and some language.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer