“The Apple Orchard” by Veronica Henry – a short story review

Charming and bittersweet story of Joe, a damaged veteran of the Falkland War who finds friendship when he least expects it.
The story exemplifies the best and worst of human nature within its few pages.

With a lovely little dog named Digby, and the kindness of strangers, this is a very short, character-rich story that will pull at your heart strings.

As May is Short Story Month, this little charmer was a perfect choice to read between longer novels.

Note: This book is touted as a ‘romance’, but there is no romantic love between its pages. It is merely a vignette of English village life. The Kindle edition includes an extract of the author’s full length novel “The Forever House” which I’ve added to my TBR.

I downloaded this Kindle short from Amazon.ca for free.

ASIN: ‎B071CJPF59 – 85 pages

Published April 13, 2017 by Orion.

In 2000 Veronica Henry got her first book deal, and she has now written over twenty popular novels.

She also writes lifestyle features for newspapers and magazines, including Woman and Home, Red, The Daily Mail, Woman and The Sunday Times.

She speaks regularly at Literary Festivals, libraries, WIs and charity events, talking about her career and the inspiration for her novels.

Veronica lives by the sea in North Devon and starts most days with a walk on the beach with her dog, Zelda. Her three sons are all grown up now and come and go with the tide. Happiness to her is the French windows open, a Negroni in her hand, some music and a few friends or family round the table.

Visit Veronica’s official website: http://www.veronicahenry.co.uk/index.php

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About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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2 Responses to “The Apple Orchard” by Veronica Henry – a short story review

  1. Looking forward to reading this!

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  2. Pingback: “The Apple Orchard” di Veronica Henry – recensione di un racconto breve #ShortStory #TheAppleOrchard @orionbooks @veronica_henry – My Blog

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