"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Friday, March 5, 2010

HAPPY HOUR by Michele Scott

Family, Friends, Faith

Every woman needs a group of friends like this.

Jamie is the Editor-in-Chief of a Wine Lovers magazine. 
Kat is a Sommelier at a restaurant she owns with her husband.
Danielle is a Vintner of a fabulous new winery.
Alyssa is a Gallery Owner and artist.

Together they meet every other Sunday evening for Happy Hour, wine, food and conversation.  They help each other through whatever crisis may arrive.

Kat's life is full of strife as she deals with her or her husband's ex, and the hard work it takes to make a blended family survive.

Jamie is dealing with the death of her husband and caring for her daughter while caring for her senile but wonderful mother-in-law and having the finances needed to do it all.

Danielle is divorced and has a daughter in college who is about to drop a "bombshell" and another in those "magnificent" teenage years.

Alyssa has a secret she has carried for many years and is trying to figure out if she should share it with her friends when something happens and she has no choice.

These woman grow to rely on each other as their lives face each hurdle. They offer each other strength, support and love, and sometimes tell each other what they don't want to hear.  They hug, laugh and cry with each other.  Can their friendships survive all that is in front of them?  You'll have to read the book and find out.

This is a wonderful story of lasting friendships.  This book is full of humor and tears, you will laugh and cry right along with them as they face the struggles life brings.  Michele Scott has the true gift of a great writer, her words take you into the lives of her characters and almost make you forget the world happening around you.  This is a book every woman should read and savor with a glass of fine wine.

Michele Scott is also the author of two popular cozy mystery series,  the Michaela Bancroft mystery series and the Wine Lovers mystery series, but I have to say I look forward to her next book like this one, which is already out and it looks HOT!!  El Patrón is a another you won't want to miss. Just check out this cover.


Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

I've heard wonderful things about this book and I am looking forward to reading it!

Anonymous said...

I've got this book on my radar. I love Michele Scott's Wine Country mysteries. I think I'm a couple behind on that series, but this one looks good as well. I'll see if it is available for my Kindle. Thanks for the review!