Thirty-two-year-old Jason Barnes recently lost his job, and his heart. Now, thanks to a meddling ex-wife and a golf cart fiasco, he has just thirty days to pay a $60,000 fine or go to jail.
Jason was hoping his Aunt Clara would come to his rescue, but she unexpectedly dies, gifting her liquid assets to charity. She does, however, will Jason a picturesque French vineyard—and it’s worth millions. But there’s a catch! If Jason goes to jail, the vineyard will transfer to his unscrupulous stepbrother.
To raise the cash he needs, Jason travels to France with his knucklehead of a best friend to sell the vineyard. Cashing in will not be so simple, though. Formidable nuns farm the vineyard, and he needs their blessing to sell. To persuade the good sisters, Jason attempts a madcap series of dubious schemes, and while doing so falls for what he thinks is the perfect French woman. Amidst this melee of wine, women, nuns, and villains, Jason must unearth his true values in order to save more than just his soul.
Infused with J.T. Lundy’s deliciously skewed sense of humor, and full of flawed but irresistible characters, Saving Grapes is a rollicking, good-hearted Wodehousian comedy that speaks to the hapless romantic in all of us.
Jason has, sort of, inherited a vineyard in France. He must stay out of trouble to inherit….needless to say…the odds are against him.
This is a cute, funny, quick read. The setting is wonderful. The vineyards of France, what could be better.
As a matter of fact, Jason’s best friend reminds me of Alan from the movie The Hangover. A lot of their antics in this story remind me of the movie. It is a wild crazy ride.
It is silly and stupid in places….exactly as the author intended. So, if you are looking for a nutty, erratic read, this is it!
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review