I would like to thank Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster, and Amy E. Reichert for the ARC of “The Simplicity of Cider” by Amy E. Reichert for my honest review.
The genres of this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Romance. There is an essence of a “magical element” to this story.
I love the way the author describes the apple orchards, and the intriguing settings of the Midwest and the simple, friendly life of the small community. Everyone knows everyone’s business, and is there to help their neighbors in good and bad times.
I found that the author’s descriptions of the characters are complex, conflicted and complicated. The characters have flaws and do show growth. Most of the characters are likeable, and some really irritated me.
Sanna Lund and her father live and work on the family apple orchard In Door County. There are several generations of Lunds that have owned the land, and Sanna feels a special bond with the land that is tied to her familial roots. Sanna’s talents are to produce an exceptional apple cider. She has a special place in the orchard that is the oldest,that she tends to. It is no easy task. Sanna’s Dad is older,and doesn’t want to admit that he can’t do certain things anymore. Sanna’s brother wants to sell off the orchard and land, feeling that it is not profitable and productive as it is now.
Issac Banks is a single dad, and with his son Bass, take off on an adventure together, and wind up working at Sanna’s orchid. Issac wants his son to have a wonderful summer before he has to share some difficult news.
I appreciate the way Amy E, Reichart describes the fragile family relationships, the secrets, the growth, the love, and the hope. I also love the neighbors,and the sense of the small community!! I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more of the authors books! Happy Reading!!