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The Apple Tree Paperback – May 15, 2012
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This is an exceedingly well-written romance. But the reason I give The Apple Tree such a high ranking was the humor which punctuated most pages, giving the action and dialogue a reality that made me not only enjoy reading about these characters, but really see them as people with thoughts and feelings of their own.
I could love this book just for this paragraph:
She sometimes felt as if she were trying to nurse back to life something half dead, something precious and almost forgotten. When she caught herself at it she laughed and shook her head at Sonya and her silly ideas. But when she looked in the mirror, she could see herself as if for the first time, and soon she began to appreciate what she saw.
I do admit I am a big fan of the consummation scene, and that I expect at least one in the romance books I read. For the Apple Tree I was happy to make an exception, as this book was so good, I didn't miss it. The only thing I didn't like was the chunk of the latter part of the book being devoted to a minor character, Giles, when I wanted to see more of Nicholas and Julie.
This is quite an intricate story of Julie's search for the happiness which has always evaded her. I would have liked some of the story to have come from Nicholas' POV so I could have got to know him better but that's just my personal taste.
Lynette Sofras showed how the written word should be used. Her ability to weave her story with such beautiful use of the English language is second to none. I was in awe of how the words leapt off the page in such splendour. What an amazing voice for a romance writer to have. I would recommend this story as a must read to everyone, not so much for the story itself but for the amazing use of language. We could all learn something from Lynette Sofras' writing skills.
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I was not impressed with the title of this book or its cover, but it was free so I thought I would try it. I am so glad I did. It is a fantastic read! Read morePublished 11 months ago by avid reader
I had a lot of teary moments in this story. I guess it pays to tell the truth if you expect the one you love to put their trust in you. Read morePublished 11 months ago by elaine m. suda
This Isabel written story that keeps you on the edge of your seat , you won't want to put this book down till your done.Published 11 months ago by Debra Nasca
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it held my interest and loved the character's, would highly recommend. Look forward to another of this author's booksPublished 12 months ago by Teresa Vine
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I really enjoyed this book, I was very anxiously awaiting the ending. The book was well written and I was surprised in a couple of spots in this book.Published 24 months ago by J. David