Devouring The House of Peine

At the beginning of 2016 I set myself a target of reading 12 books within the year. At about June I was sitting at only 4 books being read, and I was starting to panic that I wouldn't get around to completing my goal. I'm a bit of a goal nerd, and once I set something in place I have to see it finished, so I set about finding books that looked like interesting and easy reads to help catch up.


The House of Peine caught my eye in an opshop one day, and ticked all the right boxes to be my next read. It was written by a Kiwi (Sarah-Kate Lynch), it was a book about family, and a lot of champagne was involved. Ideal, right?

In my reviews I tend to avoid describing the plot of the book in too much depth as, much like the movies, it truly spoils the experience if you know too much. I like to discuss the way the book made me feel, and what sort of messages I took away from it. And The House of Peine was one of those books that had me experiencing the extreme highs and lows on the emotion spectrum. I got so anxious and upset during some of the sisterly encounters, I was moved to tears during particular break-throughs that were made throughout, and some of the scenes that were created in my mind were just downright hilarious.

If you're after a book that will make you really think about how you value your family and siblings, as well as being able to have a good old chuckle in amongst it all, The House of Peine is a truly great read. Give it a go, and let me know what you think!