Thursday, July 28, 2016

~a book set in a winery~

our selection for a book set in a winery was

and it was our first field trip!
thanks so much to bill and julie for delivering everyone safe and sound to a our gorgeous destination~

everyone settled in quickly to enjoy the warm balmy evening with wine and appetizers. a very special thank you to brad and judy for allowing us to enjoy this after hours evening, it truly was magical!

I must say even though our book was about wine, hence our selected destination, it was the first time we really had to pull ourselves away from the enjoyment of the evening to even touch on the book! it was a very quick discussion, i think everyone was just too relaxed and happy to want to dive deep into our book!

several of us really enjoyed the book, we all agreed it wasn't about the writing, for those that rated it high it was the story and the sheer enjoyment of learning, for those not content it was because of her style of writing, very much like a text book that left them cold. hot or cold, the bottom line is i think everyone would agree it was one of our finest meetings in a truly glorious setting! we are all very lucky to live at the beach and have such diversity around us, it was a joy to get out and taste it~

barbara 4
bev 4.5
carol 3.5
cindy 4
jain 5
mary kay 3
sally 1
sally paul 5
virginia 3

group average 3.67


  1. I am excited to be coming, the patio looks so inviting in the fresh evening air!

    I am happy either way with us all sharing appetizers and maybe some of the pasta, or by ordering dinners, either way I am sure I will be happy :-)

  2. Ellen and I are coming and both like the appetizer idea. But either way works. Sounds like a lot of fun! And thanks to you all for figuring it out!!! Julie

  3. Sounds great. Count me in. I think I would prefer dinner. Maybe we could come back and have coffee, desert at someone's house. My friend hadn't gotten back to me (he has a big event this week) . Will tell him we are set.

    sally hanson

  4. Well, this sounds great. I expect to be here to attend. I 'd vote for an entree - it's the mushroom that's calling- but I'll go with the group. Looking forward. Carol

  5. I will be there! Appetizers or main is fine with me!


  6. At this time I have to say NO, I can not attend because i am suppose to have guests here that Friday, but there is a slight chance that that weekend may be canceled I'm not sure yet. So if you need an answer now it will have to be a NO. (darn, it sound great)


  7. Sorry to be late in responding. I was away from home for four days. I will be happy to go. My preference would be a dinner. Randy says the motorhome only seats five. He is out. My car holds four. I will drive if anyone wants to join me.

  8. Sorry for my late response. I will be there and will be happy with whatever food configuration the group wants.

  9. I am bringing a grape salad.


  10. I will be at Julie's around 3:15 to 3:30. I will buy wine at the winery. What amount of money should each of us bring to pay for the van and the winery staff?

    1. We don't have to pay the staff, they just want us to make purchases to pay for the time they are paying the staff to stay after with us :-) not sure is this Cindy?

  11. I will bring a salad and cookies

  12. Ellen will buy wine on site and I will bring a salad and buy wine on site.
    See you then! Julie

  13. Sorry all I will not be coming tomorrow to book club, too much to come over for one day and Sean and I have commitments for the weekend here in Fair Oaks. I gave the book a 4