Wine? Romance? Lough out loud moments? A story with tension, beautiful and well crafted characters, high stakes and a perfect scenery? I AM IN! ALL THE WAY!

This was my first Ellyn Oaksmith read and I am hooked. Give me more any time of the day and I’ll curl up on my sofa with a massive glass of wine and a smile on my face, devouring another story.

Summer at Orchard House will make you roll over laughing and it will make you cry as well. I have to admit that this book reminded me that unexpected things are always guiding us on a path we never imagined existed and also that it’s never too late to start over. Ellyn Oaksmith created Orchard House in such detail that I could just close my eyes and imagine myself on the vineyard sipping that wine and wondering around the house from room to room, discovering a family history that means so much for the Alvarez’s.

The strong connection between the sisters, their unconditional love for their father and their determination to stick together and save the winery are amazing and the romantic tension between the two main characters, Carmen and Evan is just charming. I smiled as they got together and I wept every time they pushed each other away, always hoping that love will win in the end.

Summer at Orchard House is the perfect lockdown read and it gets all the coffee cups in the world from me (I say coffee cups because that’s how I review my books now. I give them coffee cups instead of stars). Also, wooohhoo!!! I found another author to love 🙂

This was read 22 out of thirty on my Goodreads challenge! Thank you to #NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this beautiful novel before the publishing date. I feel so lucky.

Summer at Orchard House will be released on July 13th and can be pre ordered on Amazon. Kindle edition is currently £0.99

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