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The Orchard At The Edge Of Town By Shirlee McCoy

the orchard at the edge of town

 

What A Hoot!

You Will Love This Novel

I Laughed And Laughed Through This Book!

 

Story Line:

Aunt Rose’s house in Apple Valley Washington is a hideaway for Apricot Miller.  Apricot is running from a groom that didn’t know what fidelity meant; well maybe not running, when her old truck, King Henry III,  gave up the ghost and died on the side of the road, Apricot pulled her 1940 Schwinn out of the trailer attached to old Henry and pedaled off in her pink wedding gown.

 

Don’t you just the name for her truck!  What a beginning to this novel.  I could see her wedding gown and all peddling for all she was worth.

 

So, Apricot was pedaling her way to Apple Valley Washington, which is just the beginning of Apricot’s adventure in Apple Valley Washington. She peddles into an almost arrest for B&E at Aunt Roses empty house, meet her cantankerous neighbor and that handsome Deputy Simon Baylor.

 

Characters, Plotting And Development:

The cast of characters in Apple Valley never ends, gossips runs rampant, some are just odd, some eccentric, and some just plain crazy, oh the life of a small town.  Author Shirlee McCoy betrayed small town life so well with all its quirks.

 

Apricot is not what she seems, rather than being a fruit cake in a dingy pink wedding dress, she is a millionaire owner of an herbal company;  Apricot childhood was very unconventional; she was reared by hippies and an Aunt that was an original DIY herbalist.

 

She craves consistency, peace, quiet, and structure. Something she never had as child.  Guess what, she doesn’t get it in nosy, gossipy, interfering Apple Valley either.  This story was a riot!

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