Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Apple Orchard- Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #101

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What The Apple Orchard is about:
Tess Delaney makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners. People like Annelise Winther, who refuses to sell her long-gone mother's beloved necklace—despite Tess's advice. To Annelise, the jewel's value is in its memories. But Tess's own history is filled with gaps: a father she never met, a mother who spent more time traveling than with her daughter. So Tess is shocked when she discovers the grandfather she never knew is in a coma. And that she has been named in his will to inherit half of Bella Vista, a hundred-acre apple orchard in the magical Sonoma town called Archangel.
The rest is willed to Isabel Johansen. A half sister she's never heard of.

I can't believe that I haven't read a book written by Susan Wiggs until now!!!!!!!!!!! There wasn't one thing that I didn't enjoy about this story. I would love to do what Tess does for a living, what an exciting career, finding lost items and trying to find their owner and tell their story. I especially loved the vulnerability of Tess and Isabel when they find out that they're sisters. I'm glad that the author decided to make them friends because it truly added to the charm of the story.

Recommend? For those that love stories that revolve around families, secrets, romance, and quaint small-town communities, then this book would certainly make a great read!

Source: review copy from publisher via NetGalley
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #101
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  1. Ohhhhhhhh I will need to check her out!!!

  2. You are in for a treat reading more of her books. I have this one requested.

  3. So glad to hear this lived up to the promise of its beautiful cover!

  4. This sounds like a great new author to try.

  5. OMG! I can't believe you haven't read SW before. A whole new world has opened up to you. Her Lake Shore series is soooooo fabulous, you'd swear the characters are real. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

  6. I've enjoyed her books and this one sounds like one I need to read. Try her Lakeshore Chronicles series - I really like it!

  7. Oh, this one sounds wonderful! A perfect summer read.

  8. I wonder if I might enjoy this one, if in the mood. :)

    I haven't been visiting blogs recently, so I need to catch up! Life has been so busy that something had to give... for me it's the computer and everything linked to sitting in front of my laptop.

    So happy you post on Instagram!

    Have a great week (I have written/posted a few posts... wow).

  9. I haven't read anything by this author either! Looks like I should try her though! I just love when I find new authors...and if you like her this much then I'm sure that I will as well :)

  10. "families, secrets, romance, and quaint small-town communities" ... I'm in :) I've actually got a few Susan Wiggs books on my bookshelf, not sure I've actually read any though lol

  11. I've only read one book by Wiggs and need to get back to her. I loved Table for Five, which I read in 2005. Click on the title to read my skimpy, yet glowing review. ;)

  12. This sounds delightful and perfect for summer. Thanks Staci!

  13. I've never read Wiggs either but that cover makes me want to go on a picnic! It does sound like a cool job so I think I'll have to add it to my list.

  14. I have this one to read, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. I haven't read anything by this author yet either, so don't feel bad!

  15. I think I would love this one


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