Feature and Contest

The Apple Orchard

A story of family ties --- both old and new --- and of the moments that connect our hearts, 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.

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The Apple Orchard
by Susan Wiggs

  • Publication Date: February 24, 2015
  • Genres: Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction
  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Mira
  • ISBN-10: 0778318338
  • ISBN-13: 9780778318330

Win a Copy of
by Susan Wiggs

We are celebrating the release of THE APPLE ORCHARD by Susan Wiggs, which is now in stores, with a special contest that will give 25 readers the opportunity to win a copy of the book, along with RETURN TO WILLOW LAKE. To enter, please fill out this form by Tuesday, May 28th at noon ET.

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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.