Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #341: A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones


Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlighted upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From GoodreadsFrom the New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones comes the second novel in her laugh-out-loud Sunshine Vicram mystery series, A Good Day for Chardonnay.

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 easy-going day. You know, the kind that starts with coffee and a donut (or three) and ends with take-out 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 which 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.

A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones is due out May 25th, 2021 from St Martin's Press.

Why am I waiting on this book? I liked the first one in the series. It moved quickly. The characters were likable. And it was funny. I want to know more about Sunshine Vicram and her family and friends. And I want to know more about what happened to her all those years ago. Levi definitely seems to know more than he's saying. It's a long wait. I just might reread the first book in the series in the meantime, something I seldom do.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. I love the sound of this one, Laura:)). Thank you for sharing - it sounds like the ideal read for troubled times...

    1. The first one was a wonderful distraction. I'm betting this one will be as well. Thanks for coming and checking it out!

  2. I just love that title. Haha. I want to read this one as well. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it, Laura! Have a great week.