The Apple Orchard
"Sometimes you stumble across a treasure when you're looking for something else entirely."#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories are woven like a spell around us.Tess Delaney makes a... show more
"Sometimes you stumble across a treasure when you're looking for something else entirely."#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories are woven like a spell around us.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.Against the rich landscape of Bella Vista, Tess begins to discover a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family, of the warm earth beneath her bare feet. A world where family comes first and the roots of history run deep. A place where falling in love is not only possible, but inevitable.And in a season filled with new experiences, Tess begins to see the truth in something Annelise once told her: if you don't believe memories are worth more than money, then perhaps you've not made the right kind of memories.From one of America's most beloved writers, The Apple Orchard is a story of family ties—both old and new—and of the moments that connect our hearts.
Publish date: April 30th 2013
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Bella Vista Chronicles (#1)
I had this figured out pretty quickly of where the special items was. As soon as they said they found [Christmas ornaments in the car wreck (hide spoiler)] I thought there it is! I added some dastardly elements in my head that didn't pan out but still enjoyed the book. 3-1/2 stars
Tess Delaney lives a fast-paced life as a provence specialist for the Sheffield Auction house in San Francisco, CA. She has no family, other than her mother Shannon, who is also a career woman with little time for her daughter. On a day where Tess is supposed to have a meeting with the possibility...
Have you ever read a book that is written well but after you finish the book a few weeks later you honestly don't remember what you read or who the major players in the story were? That is my main take away from Susan Wigg's "The Apple Orchard." The novel flip flops between two characters, Tess Dela...
Susan Wiggs latest book was a wonderful story about family and hidden secrets. I really enjoyed The Apple Orchard. Tess Delaney has grown up not knowing her father. She is a successful finder of antiques. Her life is very busy and she only has her eyes on the next promotion and treasure hunt. Wh...