The Apple Orchard

The Apple Orchard

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Set to inherit half of Bella Vista, a one hundred-acre apple orchard in a town called Archangel, along with a half-sister she's never heard of, Tess Delaney, who makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners, discovers a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin MIRA, [2013]
Copyright Date: ?2013
ISBN: 9780778314936
0778314936
9780778318330
0778318338
Branch Call Number: General fiction W PBK
WIG
Characteristics: 426 pages ;,25 cm

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bibliosara Jan 02, 2018

I'm a long-time Wiggs reader. My mom and I have gradually checked off many of her books, and eagerly anticipated anything new of hers. Lately, I've been getting a little disappointed in the repititous plots, but The Apple Orchard (and it's sequel, although that is another review for another day) revived my faith in Wiggs' storytelling abilities.
The Apple Orchard introduces us to the Delaney family. Much of the story centers around Tess, who uncovers family secrets after suddenly inheriting an apple farm from a grandfather she never know-and may never have the chance to meet.
Throughout the novel, Wiggs also tells the story of Tess' grandfather as a young man.
With a passionate romance, family drama, and the journey of Tess to discover who she is and who she wants to be, Wiggs proves that she is one of the great contemporary novelists (when she sets her mind to it).
I also found both Apple Orchard and The Beekeeper's Ball to be lovely audiobooks! I almost enjoyed listening more than reading, and I'm not an audiobook type of gal.

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MamaLovesBooks
Oct 24, 2016

Sweet and fairly predictable, this is a fast and easy read with better than average character development and plot. Kind of like a bowl of chicken noodle soup - you'll enjoy it, it'll fill you up, and you'll feel satisfied afterwards.

rapheallaquarshie Oct 30, 2015

good i love such books is interesting,iwill love to read more .

samdog123 Aug 18, 2015

Tess Delaney is a modern day artifact and treasure hunter, restoring precious objects to previous owners. When she's named as partial heir to Bella Vista, an apple orchard, she meets family members for the first time. Slowly love and trust develop, making for changes that will last forever.

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lilypad_1
May 10, 2015

Good historical fiction and independent career woman who opens herself to new found family. Heartwarming.

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cooksew
Aug 20, 2014

I never received this book. My Kindle does not have Wi-Fi.

LaughingOne Aug 17, 2014

Fairly implausible story yet I got caught up in it quickly. It was obvious to me that Tess needed to make changes in her life but I didn't expect the things that did happen. That characters from different places and times all somehow fit together during this story -- that stretched believability too. But I liked the characters, and the story, and was rooting for positive endings for everyone. So the story did work for me, in the end.

BCD2013 May 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Tess Delaney authenticates antiques for an auction house until the pull of a family she didn’t know she had takes her to an estate in a small town in California.
- Selection Team

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bridge1
Mar 03, 2014

Excellent

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newdog
Sep 20, 2013

Very good. Lots of history and unforeseen twists and turns, as well as some romance. A book that leaves the reader with hope.

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