Book Title: The Apple Orchard
Author: Veronica Henry
Publication Date: April 13th 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Humour, General Fiction (Adult)
Format Received: eBook
Goodreads: In the charming town of Peasebrook, there’s a place for everyone. War vet Joe has made new friends and a new home for himself here, overlooking a beautiful apple orchard. But when tragedy strikes and Joe is left out in the cold, it will bring them all together in entirely unexpected ways . . .
My Review: What a great little short story Veronica Henry has written. With both laughter and tears to be had, it was a nice half hour read to sit down to with a lovely cup ‘o’ tea.
The Apple Orchard was captivating and engulfed me into feeling I was actually there. Although quite a sad story, there was still a pick me up sense about it and the characters were likeable, loveable and truly believable.
I think I need to go find some more Veronica Henry novels now!!
About the Author: Veronica Henry was educated both in the UK and the US. She attended the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army, moving eventually on to the University of Bristol to study Classics.
Her first job in the media was with the BBC where she secured a job on The Archers, her duties ranged from organising Shula Archer’s wedding photographs with Patrick Lichfield to acting the part of Peaches the barmaid in the Cat and Fiddle. She also wrote several episodes for this radio show.
From there she went to Central Television to script-edit Crossroads and Boon. She then left to have her first child in 1990, and became a scriptwriter, writing for UK television. Her UK script writing TV credits include Boon, Heartbeat, Doctors, Family Affairs, Crossroads and she is a member of the Holby City writing team.
In 2000 she turned to writing novels, and in 2002, her first book, Honeycote, was published by Penguin Books (UK). Her other publishers include Orion Books (UK) and Random House (US).
On 17 March 2014, A Night on the Orient Express won Romantic Novel of the Year, and her award was presented by Darcey Bussell CBE
She lives on the coast in North Devon with her three sons.