House of Joy
Av Sarah-Kate Lynch
Doubleday, ISBN 9780385608848
There are not that many novels set in a winery setting. (I tried to write a detective novel once where the victim had his head smashed with a bottle of Petrus but I didn’t get much further than just that.) Well, some writers are more successful than me, as for instance Sarah-Kate Lynch with this small (in format) book about a champagne house with problems. The issue is not that the champagne is not good, on the contrary. But the personal problems of the heroine stack up when her father dies and his testament includes some unexpected things. It is both funny and sad, and sometimes quite hilarious. And a bit sentimental with a touch of romance. Add a pinch of wine knowledge and you can look forward to a few hours good entertainment.
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