Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Orchard: A Book Review

Hey y'all ! Sorry it has been quite a while since my last post. But now that summer break is here I'll have more time to be posting. :-)

So the other day while at Target, I was browsing through their books to see if there might be anything that sparked my interest. Being a broke college student, price usually helps dictate my purchasing decisions. So I picked up one of the books on sale titled "The Orchard," a memoir written by Theresa Weir.

Quite a few things about the synopsis stuck me: it is about a 21 year old woman who falls in love with an apple farmer. There are rumors about this farm being cursed and terrible things happening to those connected to it. Soon after getting involved with all this, Theresa begins to think she may have bit off a bit more than she can chew.

The first chapter sets the tone for the book, being that the pesticides and herbicides put on our produce could be doing more damage for the farmers (and us) than good.

This a beautifully written coming-of-age story about family, love, and life. Tears were streaming down my face by the ending. And this book took me less than 48 hours to read because I could not put it down! (This coming from a girl who to lucky to finish a book in a month!) What's to keep in mind is that this book is a memoir,  based on true events and characters.

This book was definitely one of better impulse buys! Great way to get in touch with your Midwestern, organic self.

Grab yourself a copy! On sale this week at Target for $9.

If you've read the book, what are your thoughts? Or are there any books you have read with a similar message that you would recommend?

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