#1 New York Times-bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings listeners into the lush abundance of Sonoma county in a story of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of history that are woven like spells 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.
About the Author
Susan Wiggs is the acclaimed, bestselling author of many poignant, unforgettable novels, including Home Before Dark and A Summer Affair. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter, where she is currently at work on her next novel.
Series: Bella Vista #1
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st May 2013
Weight (kg): 0.5