The Apple Orchard

10 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 12 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2013. ISBN 9781455836932. $69.97; 1 MP3-CD. library ed.; Playaway digital; digital download. F
The hospitalization of a grandfather she never knew brings Tess Delaney in contact with an unknown half-sister and a new world in which the two women discover they are destined to inherit jointly the old man's estate provided they can stave off the local bank's foreclosure. As she seamlessly switches from Irish brogue to an Italian American accent to unaccented mainstream English, Christina Traister employs a broad voice range that makes listening and character identification a breeze regardless of the character's sex and age.
VERDICT A heartwarming story of family roots, personal growth, love, and the value of memories, this title will appeal to fans of Wiggs and Fern Michaels.

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