The Orchard

The Orchard

A Novel

Book - 2011
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The passionate new novel by the author of FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA.   Grace Lyndon is a rising ingenue in the world of perfumes and flavors; a stiletto-wearing, work-a-holic in Atlanta, she develops aromas and tastes to enthrall the senses. Dylan Jackson is a widowed single father whose heart and hands have been calloused in the fields of his North Georgia apple farm. When Grace happens to taste an apple picked from Dylan's trees, it changes both their lives forever. Determined to track down the apple's origin, Grace sets off in the middle of the night where she finds not only a beautiful mountain orchard in the clouds, but the mysterious man who owns it. In Stepakoff's heartbreaking eloquence, their sudden yet undeniable attraction is threatened--leaving readers with a momentous finale that proves Jeffrey Stepakoff is a master craftsman of the heart.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312581596
0312581599
Branch Call Number: FICTION Stepakof Jeffrey 06/2011
Characteristics: 322 p. ;,20 cm.

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maipenrai
Apr 13, 2013

* star. I should just remember that I do not like "romance" novels where you know from page 1 that the boy and the girl will get together. I read this author's book "Fireworks over Toccoa" and liked even though it too was a romance, but had a lot more to it than just how long it takes for boy to finally get together with girl. So... I tried again.... Bored to tears except for a little of the information about creating flavors. My favorite character was the protagonist's daughter. I don't mind a good love story as long as it is about 10% romance and 90% strong story line and character development. Why didn't Abby the tabby tell me, "don't read this book, mom." Sorry can't recommend this to anyone but hardcore romance lovers.

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Lanny213
Mar 23, 2012

Liked learning a bit about the fragrance industry.

vscanuck Dec 01, 2011

Beautifully written, believeable love story with just a touch of fantasy from the very real magic of growing apples.

RobinBartley Nov 30, 2011

Fantastic book! Quick read, detailed and enticing. The whole aromatic aspect is amazing. Never thought about how influenced we are by scents. This author is amazing. Was surprised a man wrote this touching novel.

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