ARC Review: A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones

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ARC Review: A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones
A Good Day for Chardonnay

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 27 2021
Genre: Mystery
Series: Sunshine Vicram #2
Published by St Martin's Press
Pages: 416
Format: eARC

“What a whirlwind of adventure, mysteries, laughter, and emotions you can’t help but feel through and through. Darynda hits it right to the core! “

~ Under the Covers

Recommended Read!


A Good Day for Chardonnay is a day of who did what, when, and who means what in whose life? What a whirlwind of adventure, mysteries, laughter, and emotions you can’t help but feel through and through. Darynda hits it right to the core! 

If you read the first installment, you know that Sunshine, the new Sheriff in town has gotten her toes wet and settled in a bit. In this installment, Sheriff Vicram will have a murder mystery, crazy raccoons, possible one-night stands, love interests, daughter detective, and a secret society in her hands but the story goes a bit deeper into the lives of Sunshine and her daughter Auri. Yes, there are mysteries to be solved but the relationship between Sunshine with Auri is what stood out the most for me. Auri being the daughter of Sunshine, will test the waters and boil it up to a troublesome heat. Let’s just say, Sunshine will have to shine her light on her but it gets very messy indeed. Their story reminded me of me as a mother and me as a child…made me laugh and tear up a bit. While their story is told in both their POVs, Aurie’s voice is a very big part of this book. I wonder if the parent’s story will end and the child’s will begin. A new series perhaps? 

Other aspects made this book awesome. The humor of course cannot be forgotten. It is what makes Vicram who she is after all. As well as her relationship with her family and friends who understand her coffee addiction and never-ending banter and smart comments.  

The relationship between Sunshine and Levi. Of course, this is not to be missed but there’s no way of describing it without giving any spoilers. I can say it will get pretty hot between them.  

I have to say…another good read from Mrs. Jones.

Trigger Warning: Sunshine’s past/unresolved abduction is mentioned a bit more here. While nothing graphic or explicit is mentioned, it may still be a trigger for some. 

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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. She can be found at

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Sophia Rose

I’ve got this one and hope to read it soon. Love seeing how much you enjoyed it, Angela.


Thanks! I thought book 1 was okay so I will wait to read this when it comes out in paperback.

Last edited 1 year ago by Elizabeth
K. A Bylsma

Great review! I loved Charlie and was wondering if lightning could strike twice. Happy to say, it can and did! Loved the first book, have the second!

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I have the audiobook and plan to listen this week.