Book Club: Blackberry Wine – Thoughts, Reflections & Live Book Club Chat

Happy belated Easter guys! How have you all been?

I am sorry for the slight delay with blog posts, but I promise I’ll be soon back on track! 

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter weekend, and that you’ve all managed to finish Joanne Harris’ Blackberry Wine by now. Personally, I couldn’t put it down, and I absolutely wasn’t expecting all the ‘weird’ revelations that were unveiled in the last few chapters of the book. I was sitting on the edge of my seat till the very end, but I must say that I found the hasty conclusion a bit too sketchy for my personal taste. I normally enjoy satisfying, juicy and fatty finales, and to be honest, Blackberry Wine’s rapid epiphany didn’t really do the plot justice in my humble opinion. However, I still believe that the book is marvellously written, and that Joanne Harris is a powerful portrayer of the fascination of “everyday magic”.

Maybe it’s my fault, because I’m one of those people who is constantly charging books of unrealistic endings expectations. I don’t know…maybe Shakespeare was right and ‘expectations ARE the root of all heartaches’. Anyway…what do you guys think? What are your thoughts on the book’s finale? What are your thoughts on books conclusions in general? And how do you normally feel about them? I am really curious to know!

On the 8th of April at 6pm (GMT+1), there will be our next Instagram Live Book Club Chat to discuss over the book together. Please remember to mark your diaries, or to follow me on Twitter if you want to have an instant reminder ten minutes before we start the live chat.

Let me know if you have any question you would love to address in the Live Chat!

I have one little question for you…

Do you think that Jay went too far hiding from Marise her daughter’s little disappearance?

I honestly believe so. I am not sure how you feel about it, but to me it felt as if Jay voluntarily hid the fact from Marise just in order not to lessen his chances with her. I might be wrong, but this seemed a bit out of character to me, but oh well…I guess he is a man. Also, I know nothing happened, and that Rosa was only ‘kidnapped’ by her loving grandma, but don’t you feel that there was such a big build up regarding Rosa’s alleged deafness, and that all of a sudden this didn’t matter anymore?

Please let me know how you feel about this in the comments below. And check in tomorrow to discover our April’s read.

I can’t wait to hear your thought on the book!

Bye for now!


Elly, XO

PS: you can get your copy of Blackberry Wine here.


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Author: Elly's Diary

Hi everyone! Welcome to Elly's Diary. This is a safe space in which I share the experiences and discoveries I'm making during this life long journey towards living mindfully. I am by no means, nor intend to be seen as a guru. I am just a girl on her personal quest, happy to share her adventure. If you love nature, plant based hearty food, yoga, dance and fashion, you'll feel 100% at home here. I'm a 31 years old professional dancer and Yoga Alliance registered teacher. I love writing about everything that resonates with me, and I am happy to share what I'm learning.

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