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  • The Apple Diary

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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The Apple Diary

By: Gerri Hill
Narrated by: Abby Craden
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After the death of her grandmother, reluctant heiress Madilyn Marak agrees to stay with her grandfather at the estate for the summer. There, she finds an old diary hidden in an antique desk in the attic—The Apple Diary—written by her great-grandmother Isabel.

In there, she finds the love story of Isabel and Lorah, along with a photograph of the two young women from 1933. The diary, like the love affair, was short and brief, but rich and vivid enough for her to feel a true bond with the women despite the heartbreaking ending.

She is determined to get Isabel's beloved apple orchard vibrant again. She hires the inexperienced Dylan Hayes, a woman soon to be homeless, to take on the chore of restoring the orchard to its original glory.

The normally quiet and reserved Madilyn finds a new joy in life as she becomes friends with the outgoing and energetic woman who has come to live on the property. As she is transformed from a stoic and passive heiress to a happy and spirited woman, she realizes the similarities of her journey and that of Isabel's.

Like Isabel, is she destined to marry a man she doesn't love? Or will she find the strength that eluded Isabel and follow her heart?

©2023 Gerri Hill (P)2023 Tantor
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Gerri Hill has perfected the art of writing perfect sapphic romances. The Apple Diary, her newest release, ticks all of the ‘must-have’ boxes and doesn’t fail to deliver. I listened to the audio version, narrated by Abby Craden, who has perfected the art of delivering these stories.

Maddy has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Heiress to the Marak family foundations, she doesn’t quite know where she fits in. When she decides to stay with her grandfather after the death of her grandmother, she finds a diary that sends her into the past and opens her eyes to what could be her future.

When Dylan’s grandfather passes away, she is thankful for the job she has secured resurrecting the Marak’s apple Orchard. Together with Maddie, they bring new life and love to a place that held heartbreak for too long.

Hill’s experience in writing relatable characters shines through in The Apple Orchard. Both women are struggling with grief and expectations. There is no angst, honest communication, and understanding. Even though there are some tough themes, I finished listening with a smile and a full heart.

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Just wonderful start to finish

No dislikes at all. Fabulous story again thanks to a talented writer, keep them coming Gerri we read all your stories. Also outstanding Abby, love the 1930’s narration a sweet surprise.

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The voice in your head

I loved this story so much. Made me laugh and cry.
True love finds its way, even on the back of others sadness.
Highly recommend 🍎🍏

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I love a good storyline

gentle nicely interwoven love stories, really enjoyable listening.
It was also nice to not have overblown sex scenes.

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Perfect 5s!

Gerri Hill. Her books will always be top notch. She knows her stuff and delivers it very well. The Apple Diary is just another example of how amazing she can carry a story.

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Lovely

Really enjoyed getting lost in this story within a story .. classic Gerri hill and brilliant narration as always … a lovely respite from the Xmas crazy ❤️

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