Derick and Alisen wanted nothing more than to spend eternity together; however, intolerance and secrets forced Alisen to make a shattering choice between her family and the man she loved.
But destiny always has a way of setting things right . . .
Now the Embry family has found themselves hopelessly in debt, and they realize renting the lake house is the only hope of saving the cherished or- chard and family home. When Alisen discovers the new tenants have a connection to her past, her life takes an unexpected turn. Will fate find a way to reconnect what was broken so many years before?
A tender story of the heart, emotions, and the sometimes struggle of loving your family. SO GOOD!
Alisen has been taking care of her mother's cherry orchard since her mother's passing.
Her father has a hard time facing Alisen as she reminds him so much of his late wife.
When Derick comes to the orchard after her graduation life seems to be happier.
"intolerance and secrets" keep Alisen from following her dream of a life with Derick.
Four years later Derick has come into her life again...
"Will fate find a way to reconnect what was broken so many years before?
A sweet read!
Fully recommend it!
Krista did a great job turning Persuasion into a modern tale while making it uniquely her own. I almost cried twice and I NEVER cried reading Jane's original tale.
Audience: Adult (Clean)
Genre: LDS Romance
Length: 245 pgs
Review: All. The. Feels. This book was inspired by the Jane Austen book Persuasion, which, along with Northanger Abbey, is my favorite of Austen's. So I pretty much knew I'd love it. But it also made Alisen's so-so-sweet romance with Derick so difficult because I knew what would happen. I despised her dad and aunt for a while there--all-out hated them. Krista just did a fantastic job of involving me with the characters so much that I was absolutely invested in what was happening to them.
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I really enjoyed reading "The Orchard". I was pulled into the story, and even though I'm familiar with "Persuasion" and knew the story line, this still had a fresh feel. I loved the images of the story, loved the writing, loved the characters,loved the experience! So glad this is part of a trilogy I'm not ready to say good bye to the characters.