Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert

Fall in love with The Simplicity of Cider, the charming new novel about a prickly but gifted cider-maker whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a handsome man and his young son at her family’s careworn orchard by the author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie.

Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.

Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying to shield his son Sebastian from his troubled mother. Fleeing heartbreak at home, Isaac packed up their lives and the two headed out on an adventure, driving across the country. Chance—or fate—led them straight to Sanna’s orchard.

Isaac’s helping hands are much appreciated at the apple farm, even more when Sanna’s father is injured in an accident. As Sanna’s formerly simple life becomes increasingly complicated, she finds solace in unexpected places—friendship with young Sebastian and something more deliciously complex with Isaac—until an outside threat infiltrates the farm.

From the warm and funny Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider is a charming love story with a touch of magic, perfect for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Gayle Forman.

4 Cider Stars

The Simplicity of Cider is a sweet and charming story about family tradition, loving what you do and opening up your heart to the truth. Sanna Lund is passionate about one thing...her simple life on her family's apple orchard and making her cider. Her and her "Pa" have a daily routine on the orchard and it all gets interrupted when Isaac Banks and his son, Bass, come along to work for the family. 

Single dad Isaac and his son are on a summer adventure and find themselves in Door County, Wisconsin working at the Lund's apple orchard. Isaac feels like this simple, hard-work life is what they both need to escape reality. for a couple of months. But having these two strangers throws a big loop in Sanna's routine. One, the attraction she has for Isaac is a distraction that she doesn't need. And two, having his child, Bass, help her, has Sanna not happy. 

Not only is Sanna learning to work with others, but she's also facing outside drama when it comes to her orchard. The Lund orchard is not financially stable and the best bet is to sell the land to developers, but getting Sanna to agree to sell is not going to be easy. Overall, The Simplicity of Cider is a great read and seriously, I didn't realize how complicated it is to make cider!

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