My thoughts…

I was consumed by this book. It actually surprised me how much I was drawn to the characters, the setting and even the season. It’s the first book that I’ve read by Molly Fader/Molly O’Keefe and it won’t be the last. I was excited to read that she has over 50 published books however many of them are a different style to this and are more focused on romance. I would say that this book was domestic fiction. There was a healthy dose of family drama, relationships and secrets. Molly writes with great characterisation and a mix of bittersweet and humour. What a perfect combination for a Summer read.

What makes it even more attractive is the cover – it’s stunning. I really like it when a book cover is eye-catching and the book itself is a gripping, fun read.

About the book…

In cherry season, anything is possible…

Everything Hope knows about the Orchard House is from her late-mother’s stories. 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.


Genre: Fiction
Publication: June 2020

About the author…

Molly Fader is the author of The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets. She is also the award-winning author of more than forty romance novels under the pennames Molly O’Keefe and M. O’Keefe. She grew up outside of Chicago and now lives in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter, @mollyokwrites.

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher and author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Check out my blog for more book related posts and to enquire about future reviews, blog tours and cover reveals.




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