A Good Day for Chardonnay is jam-packed with sass and sarcasm, heart and humor, twists and turns, all packaged up and delivered the way only Darynda Jones can.

A Good Day for Chardonnay

Review of A Good Day for Chardonnay

The wit!

The humor!

The sarcasm!

The will-they-or-won’t-they tension!

It’s all here plus a whole lot more in A Good Day for Chardonnay.  The second book in the Sunshine Vicram series brings everything we loved in A Bad Day for Sunshine (book one of the series) while building on the overarching mysteries of the series and increasing the tension we were already feeling. 

So, grab your favorite bottle of vino and warm up your favorite reading chair because this book is a ride and a half, and you will not want to put it down!

A Good Day for Chardonnay Summary

If you haven’t read book one, you may not know that Sunshine Vicram is the (somewhat dubiously) elected sheriff of a small town in New Mexico. 

In addition to the eclectic residents and her rag-tag but solid police force, she also has her parents, her precocious teenager, and her lingering crush/potential baby-daddy keeping her on her toes day in and day out. 

Throw in a few heartbreaking cases, and you have Sunshine’s life in a nutshell. Yet, through it all, she lives up to her name and delivers her lines with a smile—and maybe a glass of wine or two.

Mystery and Romance with Sass

A Good Day Chardonnay is simply a joy to read.  It has twists and turns, it has heart and humor, it has sarcasm and sass galore, and it is all told in a voice that only Darynda Jones can write.  If you have read her Charley Davidson series, then you know what I mean.

I love the world Jones has created in this series, and I can’t wait to return.

Although I’m usually good with cliffhanger endings, I need to know the answers to all of the mysteries, and I need them as soon as possible!  

Thank you for the advanced copy of A GOOD DAY FOR CHARDONNAY by Darynda Jones  All opinions are my own.

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About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

About the Book


date published : July 27th, 2021

publisher : St Martin's Press

pages : 416

audiobook narrator : Lorelei King

audiobook length : 12 hrs, 18 min

A Good Day for Chardonnay is jam-packed with sass and sarcasm, heart and humor, twists and turns, all packaged up and delivered the way only Darynda Jones can.

Running a small-town police force in the mountains of New Mexico should be a smooth, carefree kind of job. Sadly, full-time Sheriff – and even fuller-time coffee guzzler – Sunshine Vicram didn’t get that memo. 

All Sunshine really wants is one easygoing day. You know, the kind that starts with coffee and a donut (or three) and ends with takeout pizza and a glass of chardonnay (or seven). Turns out, that’s about as easy as switching to decaf. (What kind of people do that? And who hurt them?) 

Before she can say iced mocha latte, Sunny’s got a bar fight gone bad, a teenage daughter hunting a serial killer and, oh yes, the still unresolved mystery of her own abduction years prior. All evidence points to a local distiller, a dangerous bad boy named Levi Ravinder, but Sun knows he’s not the villain of her story. Still, perhaps beneath it all, he possesses the keys to her disappearance. At the very least, beneath it all, he possesses a serious set of abs. She’s seen it. Once. Accidentally. 

Between policing a town her hunky chief deputy calls four cents short of a nickel, that pesky crush she has on Levi that seems to grow exponentially every day, and an irascible raccoon that just doesn’t know when to quit, Sunny’s life is about to rocket to a whole new level of crazy. 

Yep, definitely a good day for chardonnay.

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