The Orchard at the Edge of Town
Apple Valley # 3
By: Shirlee McCoy
Releasing July 28, 2015
Apple Valley, Washington, is where starting over means surprising new chances, facing trouble always brings a helping hand—and the most unlikely hopes can forever come true…
Apricot Sunshine Devereux-Miller needs to stay lost. Her eccentric aunt's home in Apple Valley is the perfect place to forget her cheating ex-fiancé and get her no-longer-perfect life back under control. Plus, it couldn't hurt to fix up the house and turn its neglected orchard into a thriving business. And if Apricot can keep Deputy Sheriff Simon Baylor's two lively young daughters out of mischief, maybe she can ignore that he’s downright irresistible—and everything she never dreamed she'd find...
Simon isn't looking to have his heart broken again. He already has his hands full raising his girls. And lately he's thinking way too much about Apricot's take-charge energy and unwitting knack for stirring up trouble. He can't see a single way they could ever be right for each other. Unless they can take a crazy chance on trusting their hearts—and risking the courage to finally find their way home.
Truly a lighthearted, fun, clean romantic story, that will put a smile on your face.
The characters are a joy, they have their own struggles, issues, and pain, they don't live perfect lives, but the story has such a positive spin on it, your thoughts nearly have a moment to stop on these serious issues.
Apricot Sunshine and Simon are adorable together. The time they spent together, seems chaotic, with crazy relatives and family members surrounding them constantly, meddling where they can. You ever think your family is insane, yeah, read this story and you might get a new appreciation to them! The twin girls are cute, the highlight of the story, with such personalities.
From the first moment Apricot arrives at her aunt's house, and the neighbor goes after her with a shotgun, to Simon's sister-in-law with some serious problems, to Apricot's hippie parents who arrive for a surprise visit, turmoil and disorder follows every step. In the midst of all the mayhem, Apricot is letting go of her past relationship, and trying to find the courage to trust her feelings again, to trust love again, and trust Simon with her heart.
Amusing, enjoyable, and entertaining tale, with lively characters, and a family clutter, in a midst of a small town living
~ Four Spoons
Shirlee McCoy spent her childhood making up stories and acting them out with her sister. It wasn’t long before she discovered Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, her mother’s gothic romances . . . and became an ardent fan of romantic suspense. She still enjoys losing herself in a good book. And she still loves making up stories. Shirlee and her husband live in Washington and have five children.
Readers can visit her website at www.shirleemccoy.com.
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