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Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Wedding in Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand

A Wedding in Apple Grove by C.H. Admirand
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (338 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Stephantois

He's not so sure about small town life.

She can't imagine living anywhere else.

Welcome to Apple Grove, Ohio (population 597), where everyone has your best interests at heart, even if they can't agree on the best way to meddle. When the townsfolk of Apple Grove need handiwork done, there's no job too small for the Mulcahy sisters: Megan, Caitlin, and Grace.

Specializing in hard work and family loyalty, tomboy Meg Mulcahy has left behind any girlhood reams of romance. Enter newcomer Daniel Eagan, looking to bury his own broken heart and make a new start. He's surprised-and delighted-by the winsome girl with the mighty tool belt who shows up to fix his wiring.

But Dan's got a lot to learn about life in a small town, and when Meg's past collides with her future, it may take all 595 other residents of Apple Grove to keep this romance from short-circuiting.

Two words sum up this book for me and they are:  "fun read". A Wedding in Apple Grove is peppered with not one or two great characters but every single one in this story is true to life and, yes, a few of them are little quirky, too. I really liked the two main characters and was rooting for Meg from the beginning. Daniel is also one I found myself liking a lot and hoping that he has the good sense to know Meg’s the best thing that ever happened to him.

What makes this story really appealing is its small town charm. Only 597 residents, and I couldn't wait to get to know every single one of them. The author does a wonderful job with describing Apple Grove and the businesses and surroundings that make this small Ohio town what it is.

The plotting is fast and I found myself getting back to the book at any opportunity I could. Some of the dialogue made me laugh out loud which is always an added bonus. I hope that C.H Amirand continues writing about Apple Grove because I’ll be looking out for more tales about its delightful residents.

A Wedding in Apple Grove is definitely one you’ll want to put on your fall reading list.