The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season

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Graydon House Books, Jun 9, 2020 - Fiction - 320 pages
"A stunning story about family and hope that unfolds unexpectedly but beautifully, like a Michigan summer sunset over an orchard." --Viola Shipman, bestselling author of The Summer Cottage and The Clover Girls

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.

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User Review  - Maydacat - LibraryThing

Hope has one thought as she flees an abusive relationship with her young daughter, Tink: to find safety. To her, that means the home where her now deceased mother grew up, a farm and orchard in ... Read full review

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I decided to buy this book when I saw that it was set in Michigan. Once I started, I realized that the book was so much more than the setting - it was a well written family story about three ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

MOLLY FADER is the award-winning author of more than 40 romance novels under the pennames Molly O'Keefe and M. O'Keefe. She grew up outside of Chicago and now lives in Toronto. The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is her first women's fiction novel.

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