“Sometimes you stumble across a treasure when you’re looking
for something else entirely.”
New York Times
bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings listeners 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’ advice. To Annelise, the
jewel’s value is in its memories.
But Tess’ 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 Tess has 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, old and new, and the
moments that connect our hearts.
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