- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 14 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: July 24, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008OHLZ32
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Kat, bitterly divorced, newly married and blending two families while owning a restaurant.
Jamie edits a magazine for wine lovers. She single-parents her daughter and her dead husband's mother.
Alyssa paints in Napa valley, and attempts to continue to survive the secret that has stolen so much of her life.
Danielle, divorced painfully, sets out to compete with her ex-husband and find an outlet for her passion to make wine. But her daughters have plans and issues of their own.
Their stories weave in and out, the characters change and grow, and the friendships become lifelines.
If you love grown-up girlfriend stories you might want to look into this one. It's well-written and compellingly page turning as the characters lives go from bad to worse and then better than hoped for. It is a strong PG-13 or R-rated read with some steamy scenes, and some language.
If you can't relate to issues or friendship bonds commonly featured in contemporary novels and shows (i.e. Sex in the City), then this read probably wouldn't interest you. Like most reads, personal experiences will dictate whether a reader can connect with the issues faced by the characters.
Each of the four main women are so sharply drawn and life is so skillfully breathed into their words and actions that it's hard to remember sometimes that they don't live right down the street. Even the secondary characters seem ready to reach out and hug readers.
Happy Hour, like life itself, isn't about a rosy existence. These are women coping with the rust and roadblocks that keep everyone's "life path" littered with obstacles. Nothing can be solved over one Happy Hour with friends, but sharing the story or the load for even a brief time can certainly make life less bumpy, and help bring new insights that can lead to better resolutions.
I took longer to read Happy Hour than I normally would simply because I saved it for the end of my day. For my personal Happy Hour. No matter how hectic the current schedules ran, regardless of how many times in the week people disappointed me or pushed my buttons, just knowing this book was waiting for my brief time of relaxation each day--the golden hour between 'last chore' and 'comatose'--kept me anticipating the opportunity to turn the next page. This book was worth staying awake for, and for me that's saying a lot!
This satisfaction with the story and characters is what will keep me looking for the next Michele Scott book, in whatever publishing niche she explores. Kudos, Michele!
I loved this book and how the friendship of four ladies develops during their monthly happy hour of wine pairing with food. (The recipes are at the end of the book.) In short, Ms. Scott brings you into their daily challenges of life during this happy hour. The characters are well developed and issues are real. You cry with them and you feel their pain. These four ladies form a lifetime friendship. Ms. Scott should write a sequel to this.
I don't want to give the whole story away. My suggestion is for you to read this book. This will not disappoint. I completed this book in one sitting. LOVE THIS BOOK!
Jaime is the editor-in-chief of Wine Lover's Magazine, a single mother and caretaker to her senile mother-in-law ~ a woman who thinks her daily caregiver is Dean Martin. Jaime is still recovering, financially and emotionally from the death of her husband several years earlier. But when she finds what could be the key to happiness, can she open the door and let it in? Or will her feelings of guilt and betrayal hold her back?
Danielle is a vinter and the divorced mom of two. She's basking in what she knows is going to be a successful launch of her new wines. Wines she created on her own after her divorce. But what she doesn't expect is for her daughter to come home with news that will shock her to her core. Will an old flame help her accept the changes that are coming and find the love she's been missing in her life for so long? Or will a tragedy that no one sees coming change the course of their lives forever?
Kat is a sommelier, co-owner of a magnificent restaurant with her chef husband, and mother of a blended family. But is being deeply in love with your husband enough to get them through the teenage years, step-children and exes? And what happens when old faces return and she's faced with the knowledge that not everything is what you thought it was. What happens when she finds she was mad at the wrong person and finds out the "right one" was in the wrong? Can she forgive and move on? Can love overcome everything and truly bring a family together?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Happy Hour" tells the stories of four very different women who are close friends, meeting regularly for - you guessed it - a happy hour of sharing meals, wines and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Meks Librarian
Nice little piece of fluff about four friends linked by wine. The relationships are unrealistic- lonely women meet perfect men and they fall instantly in love. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Euridice
Not a bad read. Nit great either. Things u liked were some real life challenges, girlfriends thru it all and no excuse s for reality. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer