The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season (Paperback)
Whenever I travel to a place, I like to find a bookstore and buy at least one book (often a mystery) that is set in the state or city that I am visiting. Ironically, the only place that I am traveling these days is my home state of Michigan, and not very far either! I was glad to discover Molly Fader, who is a prolific author of fiction and romances (under a pseudonym). In her new novel, she gives you a taste of the mechanics of the cherry harvest at a small orchard near Alpena, Michigan, a few family mysteries (what is Aunt Peg hiding?) and a believable romance between a single mother and her neighbor. More people stuck at home have been looking for relief when they turn off the news. "Bitter and Sweet" provides non video entertainment without embarrassment. When you are done, you can pass it along to your girlfriends and they'll thank you.— From Carla's Picks (2013-2020)
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.