Three women, one bar and three different reasons for buying it. Single mother Sarah needs a home for her children, Claire’s an ambitious business woman. For wealthy Gaynor, Greens Wine Bar is just one more amusement. Or is it?
On the surface, Gaynor has it all – money, looks, a beautiful home in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs, and Victor – her generous, successful husband. But while Sarah longs for love and Claire is making money, Gaynor wants answers. Why is Victor behaving strangely and who does he see on his frequent trips away? What’s behind the threatening phone-calls? As the bar takes off, Gaynor’s life starts to fall apart.
Into her turmoil comes Sam – strong and silent with a hidden past. Theirs is an unlikely friendship but then nobody is quite what they seem in this tale of love, loss and betrayal set against the middle-class dream of owning a wine bar. As Gaynor’s confusion grows, events unfold that will change all of their lives forever.
“Funny, realistic and full of insight. I couldn’t put it down…” Katie Fforde.
The 500+ reviews on Amazon include…
- 5* BRILLIANT novel, I enjoyed every glass! I really loved this book. Of course, it DID make me want to have a glass of wine – or two – lol! Three women with different backgrounds go in together to purchase a wine bar/restaurant on the eastern coast of England. I could FEEL being in that place! There were several twists and turns, one of which I figured out very shortly into the novel, and others that were a surprise. Lovely, lovely book. I was so smitten with the characters – Sarah was a delight and reminded me very much of my own life. Having quite a bit of experience in the restaurant world, I really enjoyed the authenticity of the scenes and the anxieties, challenges and the rewards experienced by the three women owners.
- 5* Left me wanting more! I was lucky to get this as a freebie, and was hooked instantly. Like another reviewer, I really didn’t like Gaynor, and thought her business partners a bit wishy-washy, but as the story unfolded the depth of each of them came out and they became full bodied, a little fruity and likeable! I guessed the “secret” quite early on, (don’t know what that says about me!) and to me, this is recommended reading for any chick lit fan.
- 5* A delightful tale of winebar perils from an owners perspective Anyone wondered about running a winebar? Teaming up with your friends to run a place that is so much fun from the customers side of the bar? This is a humorous look at the perils of running a place of your own: The long hours, the aching hearts and faces from smiling at everyone, even those you’d rather see leave.
Well worth the effort of reading for the laughs and insights while having some interesting sub-plots.
You can also read Chris High’s review of this novel here.
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