In the vein of Dan Brown, Darin Gibby’s debut novel asks questions of our more sacred stories
What if you could make a wine from the same seeds that made the wine that Jesus served at the Last Supper? Would it transform you? Would you live forever? In the vein of Dan Brown, Darin Gibby’s debut novel asks questions of our more sacred stories, and what secrets they might hold for our present day. I love the idea that the Bible is full of coded messages, and Gibby’s in pursuit of a very interesting one, the idea of eternal life. I really love the idea that drinking wine might hold the answer. Talk about a win-win proposition. The main hero of this story is Reggie Alexander, a young husband and father, who’s been ‘rescued’ from a life of poverty and despair by a billionaire philanthropist, who gathers together a group of boys into the church of The Living Waters, to offer them mentoring from the congregation. Reggie, who is an orphan with a terrifying history of violence, who finds sanctuary with Walter and Sherri Trudell, a wealthy couple with no children of their own. Reggie succeeds in life with some hard work and the opportunities he’s been given, and now works at the patent office. When his mentor, Walter is murdered one night, Reggie’s world falls apart in a hurry. Dealing with acute anxiety from his dysfunctional upbringing, Reggie finds that all he’s worked for is in jeopardy, including his wife and young son. Going on the run with no idea of who to trust, Reggie dig deep within himself to overcome his fatal flaw in order to rescue his wife and son. Fast-paced, in the tradition of Dan Brown, The Vintage Club is a near perfect read. Since this is Darin Gibby’s first novel, it’s not as sooth as The Di Vinci Code, but then that book wasn’t Dan Brown’s first, more like his third, I believe. On the other hand, for a first novel, this is a first-rate effort and at the rate Gibby is going, he’s going to be a best seller in no time. Full of information about patents, which Gibby is an expert in, and good characters that are relatable. I loved Reggie Alexander. He was brave, and sweet and deserves another installment in his story.
Robin from Amazon.com