In cherry season, anything is possible…
Everything Hope knows about the Orchard House is from the stories of her late mother. So when she arrives at the northern Michigan family estate late one night with a terrible secret and her ten-year-old daughter in tow, she’s not sure if she’ll be welcomed or turned away with a shotgun by the aunt she has never met.
Hope’s aunt, Peg, has lived in the Orchard House all her life, though the property has seen better days. She agrees to take Hope in if, in exchange, Hope helps with the cherry harvest—not exactly Hope’s specialty, but she’s out of options. As Hope works the orchard alongside her aunt, daughter and a kind man she finds increasingly difficult to ignore, a new life begins to blossom. But the mistakes of the past are never far behind, and soon the women will find themselves fighting harder than ever for their family roots and for each other.
No. of pages:- 272 pages
Published:- June 9th 2020
Genre:- Literary Fiction
Bitter and sweet indeed with a cherry on top, a powerful and emotional story of three women of three generations that takes place in a Orchard House in rural Michigan.
Hope and her ten year old daughter Tink arrives to the Orchard House after fleeing away from a domestic abuse marriage. Through her late mother’s story, the Orchard House is occupied by her aunt, known as Peg who has lived in the Orchard House in her entire life. The cherry season has started and Hope, who has never met her aunt Peg and the three women are trying to get know each other. After the initial ups and downs, soon the three women get to know each other and becomes inseparable and Hope and Tink gets used to the life in the Orchard House, making new friends.
This book was emotional and I was so hooked into the story. The story is told from the perspectives of Peg, Hope and Tink and it’s good to know what the three women think of each other. It was unputdownable as well and the writing was really good and engaging that the author did a good job making the reader hooked into the story. The ending of the book was intense that kept me at the edge of my seat and I simply couldn’t put the book down and didn’t realize until the audiobook ended!!
Overall it is a powerful and emotional family drama that talks about courage and friendship and also the family bond. Worth five stars in my opinion!
Molly Fader is the author of The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets. Under the name Molly O’Keefe she is the award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author of sexy contemporary romance.
3 thoughts on “A Bitter and Sweet Cherry Season – Book Review”
This sounds really great. I enjoy books with multigeneration family. Amazing review!
Me too, I love to read these kinds of books too–thank you!
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