Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: The Taste of Apple Seeds by Katharine Hagena

The Taste of Apple Seeds
by Katharine Hagena

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When Iris unexpectedly inherits her grandmother's house in the country, she also inherits the painful memories that live there.

Iris gives herself a one-week stay at the old house, after which she'll make a decision: keep it, or sell it. The choice is not so simple, though, for her grandmother's cottage is an enchanting place where currant jam tastes of tears, sparks fly from fingertips, love's embrace makes apple trees blossom, and the darkest family secrets never stay buried.

As Iris moves in and out of the flicker between remembrance and forgetting, she chances upon a forgotten childhood friend who could become more.

Kritters Thoughts:  Iris is a young woman who has recently lost her grandmother and has now inherited the family home.  With a mother and two aunts who are quite possibly offended by her inheritance she moves into the house to learn about her heritage and figure out what she is going to do with the home.

My main issue was this book was just generally hard to follow.  The story changed from past to present and it was had keeping all the characters straight and their relationships to one other in line.  I think the reason why this book didn't feel like it flowed was it is a translation.  I was unaware of this until after starting to read it, but I just couldn't keep up with the story and the characters.   

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 2 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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