The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs
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7 Critic Reviews

The sunny mood created by the excellent scenic descriptions made the book feel like a vacation.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers into the lush abundance of Sonoma County, in a story of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of history that are woven like a spell around us. 

Tess Delaney loves illuminating history; returning stolen treasures to their rightful owners and filling the spaces in people's hearts with stories of their family legacies. But Tess's own history is filled with gaps: a father she never met, and a mother who spent more time traveling than with her daughter. 

Then the enigmatic Dominic Rossi arrives on her San Francisco doorstep with the news that the grandfather she's never met is in a coma and that she's destined to inherit half of a hundred-acre apple orchard estate called Bella Vista. The rest is willed to Isabel Johansen, the half sister she never knew she had. Isabel is everything Tess isn't, but against the rich landscape of Bella Vista, with Isabel and Dominic by her side, Tess begins to discover a world where family comes first and the roots of history run deep.

 

About Susan Wiggs

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Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America. Visit her website at www.SusanWiggs.com.
 
Published March 1, 2015 by MIRA. 508 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on May 19 2013
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Critic reviews for The Apple Orchard
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 06 2013

This is classic Wiggs, with its emphasis on the strength of family and friends, and a landscape integral to the plot.

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Kirkus

Excellent
on Mar 11 2013

With vignettes from Nazi-occupied Denmark and a spotlight on the noble actions of an engaged Danish citizenry...Wiggs tells a layered, powerful story of love, loss, hope and redemption.

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on May 10 2013

The sunny mood created by the excellent scenic descriptions made the book feel like a vacation.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Alexis Burling on May 03 2013

...Wiggs is a pro at setting up the pieces of a carefully crafted puzzle.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent

This brilliant and epic family drama disguised as a romance fills the senses.

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on May 30 2013

The intriguing (but not scary) nature of the mystery and sweet, easy love story gave the whole book a feeling of being incredibly light even while it was dealing with some dark subjects.

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The Seattle Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Melinda Bargreen on May 27 2013

“The Apple Orchard” is the most complex and intriguing novel so far from Northwest author Susan Wiggs, whose plot traverses from contemporary San Francisco to Nazi-occupied Denmark in World War II...

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