Grape Expectations by Caro Feely
Published February 26, 2015
- Author Caro Feely
I love a good live-changing memoir and this one follows two adventurous souls who give up cushy city jobs for a run-down vineyard in France. The challenge sounds crazy and along the way it seems the problems will be insurmountable, from industrial accidents to mouse infestations to finding a buyer for the wine you have so you can make room to produce more.
It’s a fascinating story, an inspiring tale of perseverance against all the odds. I would have given up almost immediately, being the weak human being I am. But it sounds like it was worth it, and it’s a great read to follow the story from start to finish. My only complaint is that the writing is a bit haphazard, topics jump around and there’s a little bit of repetition. But it’s no big deal and by the end you’re so wrapped up in whether the business will survive, it doesn’t matter at all!