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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling 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 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 Darynda Jones (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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A good day to read A Good Day for Chardonnay

The good day to read A Good Day for Chardonnay is as soon as you can after A Bad Day for Sunshine. I think it is pretty important to read A Bad Day first to understand some of the plot in this second in the series. What I found is I was often surprised. I wasn’t able to figure out the outcomes before they happened. Maybe I was just dense. The end of the book mans a third book is planned or underway. I can’t wait.

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  • Rapp
  • 2021-08-07

Loved!

A bar fight gone bad. A hunt for a killer. A pesky crush that Sunshinep just can't shake. A sneaky raccoon and tenacious teens. Dangerous Daughters. Darynda Jones has a way of luring you in and making you never want to leave. I can't wait to see what comes next

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-07-30

Feel let down

Loved the book but feel empty by the ending. Ribbed from the very thing I was waiting for Levi’s reaction. Two books many months and I’m let down

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  • Sandra L. Agus
  • 2021-08-15

Totally Enjoyable!

This was a fun book! I really like Sheriff Sunshine. The non-stop action was very good. For such a smart child though it was annoying that Ari kept getting herself and her friends into trouble. Over and over!! Maybe its just the parent in me being judgemental. Lol. Terrific narration.

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  • Linda
  • 2021-08-15

Pornography is offensive!

I loved it, UNTIL a very graphic, descriptive sex scene was introduced towards the end of the book. I look for books to enjoy. I don't want to be given a visual of someone else's sexual encounters! I won't be ordering from this author again.

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  • Christina
  • 2021-08-12

Then the sex ruined the family setting why?

Then the sex ruined the family setting why?
It was already such a good story and then the description of so graphic.
Warning would of been good

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  • Karen-Lee
  • 2021-08-10

Awesome

I love Darynda Jones books. I have all her first series in hard cover. This one has captured all the hilarity and joy of the first. Thx.

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  • Skywriter
  • 2021-08-04

Spoiler Alert

love these characters. love the humor and the seriousness. but a cliffhanger, give me a completed book!!!!! VERY VERY disappointed in the ending!!!!!!!! Unless you've got the next book in the series at the publishers, complete the one that's printed.

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  • Carrie cummings
  • 2021-07-30

Sunshine is awesome!

omg i love Sunshine, and the whole wacky group! The ending just conformed what I thought!

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  • Michelle
  • 2021-09-23

Wow, this was bad

The first book in this series was light and entertaining, but the characters seemed to have lost their brains between the first and second books. Every man can't be this perfect and every woman can't be this weak-kneed. The main character is a sheriff and seems to be falling apart every time a chiseled man comes in the room. And her 15-year old daughter is the same.

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  • L. Fay
  • 2021-09-20

Loved the snarky heroine

Great storyline, a bit of mystery, and a how lot of snark. Loved it, the narrator is excellent!