The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert

The Simplicity of Cider

Fall in love with The Simplicity of Cider, the charming new novel about a prickly but gifted cider-maker whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a handsome man and his young son at her family’s careworn orchard by the author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie.Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one des...

Title:The Simplicity of Cider
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ISBN:1501154923
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:313 pages

The Simplicity of Cider Reviews

  • Karma
    Feb 21, 2017

    Like her previous books--THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE and LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE--Amy E. Reichert has masterfully mixed food (in this case, cider making) with complex characters and a great love story. Sweet, heartfelt and with a touch of magic, this novel was a delight to read. I loved it!

  • Holly
    Mar 19, 2017

    This book was exactly what I needed. It was such a heartwarming story filled with hope and a wonderful cast of characters. Each character was struggling with something that readers can relate to (in one way or another), and I found myself rooting for them throughout the entire book. The setting (Door County, WI) was absolutely perfect and added to the story's charm.

    I cannot recommend The Simplicity of Cider (or really all of Amy Reichert's novels) enough! If you're looking for the perfect read

    This book was exactly what I needed. It was such a heartwarming story filled with hope and a wonderful cast of characters. Each character was struggling with something that readers can relate to (in one way or another), and I found myself rooting for them throughout the entire book. The setting (Door County, WI) was absolutely perfect and added to the story's charm.

    I cannot recommend The Simplicity of Cider (or really all of Amy Reichert's novels) enough! If you're looking for the perfect read to curl up with and get lost in... this is it.

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Feb 27, 2017

    via my blog

    Sanna had always appreciated the sanctuary of the orchard, and this revelation bonded Sanna like another root digging into the soil, finding nourishment. She’d never leave.

    An apple orchard has been in Sanna Lund’s family for five generations. Much like the apple trees, she is rooted, nourished by the family land. There is a magic in her blood and there is no way she can give up and let her brother force her father’s hand in selling it. Time is

    via my blog

    Sanna had always appreciated the sanctuary of the orchard, and this revelation bonded Sanna like another root digging into the soil, finding nourishment. She’d never leave.

    An apple orchard has been in Sanna Lund’s family for five generations. Much like the apple trees, she is rooted, nourished by the family land. There is a magic in her blood and there is no way she can give up and let her brother force her father’s hand in selling it. Time is against her, they are losing money and try as she might, she can’t get the cider just right. Cider that could be their salvation. This is her refuge, but when her father hires help her life is filled with more complications, especially her heart. A single father Isaac and his son Bass seem to worm their way into the core of her being. Sara has so much to focus on in order to save the orchard, the last thing she needs is a kid getting in the way. All she wants out of life is the orchard, hard work, the ‘simplicity of cider’ and certainly not a single dad no matter how much she is attracted to him. So what if his son’s goofy side is growing on her! Anyone can see Isaac is an attractive man, but so what? Who needs a man stealing time from her failing orchard?

    Isaac and Bass have left their own painful lives behind in California, this is meant to be a reprieve from their own problems, certainly not meant to be a permanent stay. Against her better judgement and desires to keep her life contained, Sanna is losing pieces of herself to the two. Sanna keeps her distance from people for a reason, but hiding won’t fix the land nor heal her heart. She may have a special gift but sometimes what you need is to open yourself to others, even those you’ve spent time denying, because that is the true magic. It may take love to nourish the land. Bass has his own difficulties with his mother, in this he and Sanna are the same. Long ago, her own mother left, and she hasn’t dealt with the rupture in her life.

    It’s a love story at heart, but not just romantic love. It’s about family, traditions and the running of an apple orchard. It’s fighting to keep a family business alive and how sometimes you have to learn to accept that you can’t do everything on your own and that maybe the changes fate brings are a new way of seeing. Sometimes change can be a gift. This novel was a nice break from heavy reading, a sweet love story. This is an advanced arc, and the novel will not be released until May.

    Publication Date: May 16 2017

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  • Yodamom
    Apr 19, 2017

    Reading this book will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.The beautiful smells if the orchard, the colors, the tastes, even the roughness of the bark. It is like going on vacation without leaving the pages. You get that happy after glow just from the words. Pick up a nice glass of cider curl up under a beautiful tree and enjoy this beautiful book. This author has such a talent for spreading simple joy with her words.

    The story is about family, one family with a strong history to the land and

    Reading this book will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.The beautiful smells if the orchard, the colors, the tastes, even the roughness of the bark. It is like going on vacation without leaving the pages. You get that happy after glow just from the words. Pick up a nice glass of cider curl up under a beautiful tree and enjoy this beautiful book. This author has such a talent for spreading simple joy with her words.

    The story is about family, one family with a strong history to the land and trees. One family set a drift by a terrible death. Both families have skeletons that are pulled out and dusted off leaving that closest a cleaner happier place. The romance is slow and gentle, patient and just right for the characters. The drama is light, never so tense that you feel uncomfortable or stressed. Strong good people, doing their best, living the best way they know.

    Great relaxing read

  • Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
    Apr 27, 2017

    5 REASONS TO PICK UP THE SIMPLICITY OF CIDER

    1. You love books with Magical Realism like those of Sarah Addison Allen, Ellen Herrick, Alice Hoffman and Moïra Fowley-Doyle.

    2. You don’t mind slightly prickly main characters who develop as the story progresses. Sanna definitely takes a little getting used to she is very rough around the edges and standoffish at the beginning of the novel but we quickly see her character development and evolution as she gets to know Isaac and Sebastian.

    3. You are a f

    5 REASONS TO PICK UP THE SIMPLICITY OF CIDER

    1. You love books with Magical Realism like those of Sarah Addison Allen, Ellen Herrick, Alice Hoffman and Moïra Fowley-Doyle.

    2. You don’t mind slightly prickly main characters who develop as the story progresses. Sanna definitely takes a little getting used to she is very rough around the edges and standoffish at the beginning of the novel but we quickly see her character development and evolution as she gets to know Isaac and Sebastian.

    3. You are a fan of books that include food or drink. This book is set in the most beautiful apple orchard. And is filled with mouthwatering scenes of apple desserts and cider brewing.

    4. You love Wisconsin. I haven’t seen many books set in Wisconsin which I’ve visited only wants. After reading The Simplicity of Cider, I definitely want to go back and visit this region.

    5. You’re looking for a sweet quick read that will leave you feeling warm, cozy, and in search of some good apple cider.

    Final Thoughts – The Simplicity of Cider was an almost perfect read. I love stories that pull me in from the first page and just feel like a big hug. I wanted to live inside this book and it was bittersweet when it ended.

  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    Apr 08, 2017

    May 16, 2017

    Women's Fiction

    The Simplicity of Cider is a sweet and charming read. Being new to the author, I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of how she delivers her stories so I was quite surprised to see that she does, in fact, deliver. I am so glad I was able to read a copy prior to publication! Now, while I did feel like there was a little too much going on within the story, I did appreciate how Reichert was able to make her characters relatable to many people. Thi

    May 16, 2017

    Women's Fiction

    The Simplicity of Cider is a sweet and charming read. Being new to the author, I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of how she delivers her stories so I was quite surprised to see that she does, in fact, deliver. I am so glad I was able to read a copy prior to publication! Now, while I did feel like there was a little too much going on within the story, I did appreciate how Reichert was able to make her characters relatable to many people. This is truly an added bonus to a wonderful novel.

    If your looking for a heartwarming read to get lost in for a few hours I would definitely recommend this book. After reading it, I am going to have to go back and pick up her other books based on this one.

  • Chris  Carroll
    May 07, 2017

    Awesome story!!! 4.5 Stars!

    The author really took this new book to new heights.

    is extremely well written. Her characters are interesting and unique and she captured them perfectly.

    You can just feel the uncomfortableness in Sanna. The strain of family, finances, and not knowing anything about feelings, let alone how to deal with the newcomer, Isaac and his son.

    Set in a beautiful countryside, the descriptions and details in this book suck you in and make you feel like you

    Awesome story!!! 4.5 Stars!

    The author really took this new book to new heights.

    is extremely well written. Her characters are interesting and unique and she captured them perfectly.

    You can just feel the uncomfortableness in Sanna. The strain of family, finances, and not knowing anything about feelings, let alone how to deal with the newcomer, Isaac and his son.

    Set in a beautiful countryside, the descriptions and details in this book suck you in and make you feel like you are right there watching everything unfold.

    I don't know what it is about this specific book but it is my favorite of hers so far. You can feel the characters passion for the farm and business as well as the developing feelings between the two main characters.

    by Amy E. Reichert is a heartwarming and wholesome book that you will fall in love with. It is Americana at it's best. This story will reach into your soul and remain there for a long time to come.

  • Mo
    May 31, 2017

    Sanna is used to a solitary life, living with her Pa at the orchard, rarely venturing into town and she likes it like that. But all that changes one su

    Sanna is used to a solitary life, living with her Pa at the orchard, rarely venturing into town and she likes it like that. But all that changes one summer when Isaac and his young son arrive and help out at the orchard.

    I think Sanna might have blonde hair in the book but couldn't find a picture that I liked with a blonde ...

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